Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wrong Turns and Chocolate Chips

Jamie and I have been talking lately about getting prepared. I made a list last week of a few items that had been on my mind to get our family prepared. You know, food storage, survival items like matches, water, and propane. When Jamie came home that night he thought we should go an pick up a few things off my list.

Sadly instead of getting prepared, this is what happened to my car! It was a first accident for Jamie and I.

Thank goodness for good insurance! We were all okay! No one was hurt and the truck we slammed into was almost untouched!

We went and bought some things off my list later in the week and it's amazing how much better you feel about the uncertainty in our Country when you are prepared. I know we have so much more to do, but little by little it can get done.
My mom used to say to us kids growing up " If I have to use our food storage, I want to make sure we have chocolate chips" Silly I know but my family loves to make cookies. So I have always made sure that I have lots of chocolate chips on hand. Because if we do end up having to use our food storage, at least we will have cookies!
For Now I just want my car back....

11 comments:

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

chocolate chips are a good one! also I hear cheese can make any food storage item taste good haha... I actually stock up on the "que bueno" cheese at costco :)

sorry about the accident!

Mary said...

I am so sorry Emily. How frustrating and a pain!!! Glad you guys are OK.

Lane, Amanda, and Jackson said...

That looks horrible!! I am so glad that you all made it out ok, especially by the looks of things!! Also, I found my list from my sister for some good food storage ideas. I'll share if you want!

Share :) said...

Oh no!
I'm so glad you are all ok. Being without a vehicle can be a real challenge, but thank goodness it wasn't worse.

Lindsey said...

So sorry about the car! It looks horrible! I'm glad you guys are ok! Is the car getting fixed or will you have to get a new one?

Diana said...

Accidents are so scary! Glad you guys are okay! Not fun waiting to get your car fixed and back... and life "back to normal!"

I love the chocolate chips idea. I and my kids wouldn't survive very long without them either! Good idea! I'm not very smart on what to put in food storage but I'm sure you do so share or send them my way! I'd appreciate it!!

Ariana said...

Poor car!! I'm glad everybody is ok. Thank goodness for 'crumple zones', right?

Yeah, we've been stocking up on food storage too. Scary times, but like the scriptures say, if you are prepared you won't fear.

Erickson Familytales said...

Thanks for the message. Crazy how fast babies grow up. :( I am so sad about your car.. but, so glad you are all ok! Good for you for getting prepared, we need to do better! Conference is always a fresh start to everything too! P.S. I am having a little spa party at my house Friday night @ 7 and would LOVE to have you and your mom or whomever your sisters come!! Call me and I will give you more info!

Sheri Keilman said...

Wow Emily! Did this happen before or after Fabulous Friday?? Terrible Thursday? :) I'm so glad no one was hurt!

Steph & James said...

Oh EM!!! I am so sorry girl. But very happy that most importantly you guys are ok. I hope you get your car back soon!!

BECKY said...

Sorry about the car. :( But the choco chips are such a fun tidbit! And I love robot cupcakes... how intense and cute!