Monday, August 25, 2014

Brittany's Graduation Party

{Written soon after Brit's graduation party, but just sharing now} You know when you plan on doing something and everything seems to go not as smooth as you were hoping? That was what our drive was like up to for Brit's party. 

First, we got a late start because Trav got out later than he was hoping. Then, he had the idea of taking a different way than we usually do. I told him that if he was going to be taking that route, there would be no way I would be even getting in the drivers seat (because I can't drive stick AND when there is a ton of traffic, there is no way I would drive). Travis still thought that although we may hit a little traffic, it wouldn't be that bad.

After being on the road for a little bit, Trav's recruiter called. He told him that at the time, the Army Reserve was already at their limit for CRNA's. We were a little disappointed, but we knew that at this time, it just wasn't meant to be. However, that since he would be one of the first ones to enter in October {earlier this week, we found out that it would be in November instead}.

After reaching Nashville, the traffic wasn't that bad, but right when we got out of Nashville, we came to stop. It was stop and go traffic for about an hour. Sadly, we found out that it was an accident on the other side of the road, where a person ended up dying. It happened at one o'clock in the afternoon, and they were still cleaning up at six o'clock while we were driving through.

After being in the car for what seemed like hours, the sun set and the pitch black set upon us. All of a sudden, some deer decided to cross as we near. I'm so glad Travis noticed it (because I probably wouldn't have), and tried to get away from the cars behind us. Travis got in the lane and put the brakes on. The car and the semi almost hit our rear end, but got away from us in the nick of time. Thankfully we didn't hit the deer either (otherwise, who would have known what would have happened) but we were only inches away. It was the scariest thing in our life. I can probably tell you that I saw what could have happened, and it wasn't pretty. 

We finally made it home, and we couldn't be more relieved.


Brit's big day arrived so fast {I'm telling you what - a weekend is not long enough to stay some place when you live out of town}. It was so nice to see friends and family. It was so nice to be able to talk to everyone in person. We missed them so.

Brittany, I am so proud of you. This is a day you will remember for the rest of your life. I am so excited for what the future holds for you.

Sweet baby Kendall, we love you and miss you more than anything. Our only few pictures with you; I cannot wait to meet you in heaven one day.


P.S. Mom, the food turned out amazing! :)


  1. I am so glad that you two are okay. :)

  2. It sounds like your trip up was hectic, but the party and family time was great! I love that your sister spells her name the same way I do, since there are a million and one ways to spell Brittany!


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