the weekend recap

we had quite a busy weekend! saturday was pretty typical for us. we went to my church in the morning, had lunch, relaxed for a little bit and then headed out to meet rachel, dave and joe’s parents for live free or die harder. that movie was awesome. it was a little longer than most, but i didn’t want it to end. there was so much action, and it was hilarious.

on our way back home, we decided to get off the interstate in kennesaw and take back roads home because a department of transportation sign alerted us to construction a few miles ahead. we had seen construction back up traffic for 10 miles on our way down, so we decided to avoid it.

we were in the exit lane preparing to get off when we saw a car cut off a jeep that was in the fast lane. the driver of the jeep hit his brakes to avoid hitting the car and, since it was raining, spun out and did 360-degree circles all the way across the interstate, getting hit by a semi-truck in the far right lane, before ending up on the side of the road.

we had seen the semi-truck swerve, and we didn’t think it had hit the jeep at first. joe pulled over, yelled at me to call 911 and ran over to the jeep to check on the driver. neither of us thought he would have made it, but he was alive and seemed ok, despite being very shaken up over the incident.

we were out there for about an hour, waiting for the police to come, giving our statement and talking with the driver’s family. the back side of his car was dented, and the impact with the truck caused one of his back wheels to pop off and wedge between the truck’s tires. he was very, very lucky the truck hit only the back of his car, and we were amazed no other vehicles hit him.

it was late when we got home, and we were up early sunday to prepare for my southern living party. it was so much fun! i love hosting, and i had quite a spread. i made pasta salad and brownies, and i had mini pita loaves with hummus and a fruit salad that my mil made. i also made this *yummy* punch with pineapple juice, strawberry koolaid and ginger ale. i wanted to make an ice ring, but i couldn’t find a bundt pan in the size i wanted, so i made ice cubes out of pineapple juice with pineapples in each one. everyone loved them! i wish i had taken pictures. i remembered after the fact that i had forgotten.

my party was such a success, and if any of you want to order some fabulous things for your homes, let me know! i can send you the link to the catalog so you can order online.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    You did a great job with the party. Although you did forget to mention how awesome Transformers was. It was in fact very awesome.

  2. Chas says:

    Congrats on doing so well w/ your Southern Living party!! I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it!

  3. Felicia says:

    You guys seem to have many adventures! lol I’m glad no one was seriously hurt in that accident. I’m glad good samaritans like you live in this world.

  4. Jessica says:

    I would love the link, I’m always looking for new stuff to buy for our house!

  5. Oh dear, what a scary accident. Seriously, I hate driving so much because I’m always freaked out that something bad is going to happen. Sheesh.

    Your party sounds wonderful! I’m happy it was a success!

  6. Laura says:

    Hey, aren’t you coming up to Baltimore for Cal Ripken’s induction into the Hall of Fame? I was just at Oriole Park last weekend for their game against the White Sox and thought of you. It was so much fun! What a great stadium!

  7. Sara says:

    Wow, that’s a bad accident, I’m glad everyone is okay!

    I’ve never shopped for Southern Living stuff, but, please email me the link when you get a chance. I’ve never been to a party here in NoVa at all, even though I’ve heard of them.

    I’m a new reader by the way, hey!

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