go out with a bang.

[J] & I have been out of town the past six days; a little time with my family, a little with his.

and for today, I had big plans for the recap of our week away, but ..

on monday night during our drive home, and only a mere 20 minutes from our front door ..a semi truck’s tire exploded. which sent a massive piece of rubber straight for our car. with no time to react, we ran it over. next thing we knew, smoke was billowing out of our car & we were on the shoulder of a major highway. let’s just say ..we’re safe [and so thankful for that], but after three hours of tow trucks, police, and taxi-cabs ..we were are exhausted. especially since we didn’t arrive home until 4AM, right before the sun came up.

so I’m going to let the pictures I snapped do the talking today.

from my family reunion in clear lake, IA.

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

[J] swept the family reunion golf outing – his team came in 1st place, & he had the longest drive.

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

family reunion // LLinaBC.com

I think I need a nap.

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  • Rachel tryingforsighs July 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Big hugs, Chelsea. Sorry to hear that you had a bit of a rough drive home. It looks like you had a lovely holiday, your pictures capture the good time you had.
    Take care xx

    • #LLinaBC July 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      thank you rachel – I absolutely had a blast. it’s easy to let an accident overshadow the fun, but I’m thankful to have these photos to serve as a reminder. plus it could’ve been much worse, so I’m thankful for that too. xo!!

  • Tami Cahill July 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    So glad the accident didn’t involve injuries! Good pics and fun memories of our trip. Hugs to you and Jeff.

    • #LLinaBC July 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      we’re glad too. it was scary. especially being stranded on the side of a highway, in the middle of the night, and semi’s zooming by so fast the entire car would shake. BUT – we’re okay. and grateful for that. we had so much fun at the reunion – so happy we got to spend time with you & the family! xo!

  • Rachel Sedaker July 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Glad you’re safe, but what an awful ordeal! Looks like you had a nice time with family, though!

    • #LLinaBC July 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      thank you rachel!! I’ve always wondered what would happen if you hit one of those large tire shreds ..now I know. and it ain’t pretty. but it could’ve gone so much worse. xo!

  • Rose Mayo July 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Sounds like you had quite a bit of crazy travel-glad you guys were both safe, and it looks like you had a good time with your family!

    • #LLinaBC July 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      thank you rose!! road trips are always more fun when there are no car mishaps. but we dealt with it like pros. only a couple tears [from me, obviously]. oh and then there was the ride in a highway patrol car ..[I’m petrified of police]. but we’re safe. & had an amazing trip. those are the important things. xo!!