Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Heavenly Father Answers Prayers!

It took Amanda exactly 20 days to do ding and scratch the car bumper . . .

But it took her 27 days to do THIS to the car . . .

While turning left out of the school parking lot, she pulled out in front of a truck pulling a trailer. He T-boned her, sent her across the other lane and into a ditch. Although she had to be cut out of the car, she suffered NO damage other than cuts from broken glass, whiplash and sore muscles. Now you may think that two wrecks in one week makes her a bad driver. But in her defense, the first guy she bumped didn't have brake lights and this second accident; well, she had the presence of mind to save her own life. She said that when she saw the truck she sped up in order to try to avoid him. That didn't mean anything to us until we saw the car. The point of impact was inches behind her. Had she not sped up she would have taken all of the impact and been totally crushed. She and her passenger escaped serious injury and the other driver and his passenger were also fine. Needless to say, she got her first ticket and we will understand if you don't want your children riding with her!
After she was born, she was given a blessing that she would always have God's holy angels attending her. I can honestly say they were with her that day. We have nothing but gratitude in our hearts to our Heavenly Father for protecting our precious girl and bringing her home to us; as well as keeping the other people safe. We are also thankful to the Broken Arrow Police and Fire Department Officers who were so kind and efficient, grandma and grandpa who dropped everything to pick up Chris at the airport and take the little ones, the school principals, counselors, coaches and teachers who helped out at the scene and have called and expressed concern, the ER personnel who were so attentive and careful, just to name a few. It has been a bittersweet experience; both traumatic and touching. As a parent, you always dread the call, "Is this Amanda Fabian's mother?" "Yes" . . . But at the same time we have been so touched by each and every person who has been so kind. I think Amanda has learned how much she is loved by so many people.
When we went to collect our personal belongings from the car, I found a small mirror in the car. Despite all of the flying glass, the mirror did not break. I asked Amanda where the mirror came from. She explained that Sister Roberts had given it to her the at church the Wednesday night before. The girls were instructed to look in the mirror and see the good in themselves. I said well what do you see in it today? She said, "LIFE!" Amen, Amen!

Monday, October 27, 2008

8 is great!

Tagged by Lindsay

8 TV Shows I Love To Watch

1. Dancing with the Stars
2. As Time Goes By
3. Keeping Up Appearances
4. Are You Being Served?
5. America's Funniest Videos
6. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
7. Ugly Betty
8. According to Jim
9. Frasier
10. Two and a Half Men (can you tell I only watch TV on Sundays and after the news?)

8 Things that happened to me yesterday

1. I froze my tail off at the TU Football GAme.
2. I tried to keep it a secret that I went to a football game on Sunday but I saw 4 families from our ward there and one from the Cedar Ridge ward.
3. I skipped church
4. I slept in
5. I showered.
6. I ate a very late dinner. Like 10 pm late!
7. I balanced the checkbook. That was a mess!
8. I collapsed into bed at a very late hour!

8 Favorite Places to Eat

1. Ted's
2. Panera Bread
3. Texas Roadhouse
4. Chik fil a
5. Chili's
6. Zio's
7. El Chico
8. Sonic (Happy Hour)

8 Things I am looking forward t

1. Losing 15 more pounds
2. Halloween
3. Candy from kids trick-or-treating bags
4. Thanksgiving and Christmas time
5. Snow Day
6. Curling up with the dogs on the couch
7. No sports practice in the evenings
8. Wyatt's first word

8 Things on my wish list

1. Exercising without needing to shower afterward
2. More patience!
3. A maid
4. No financial worries
5. kids that listened and obeyed
6. Beautiful skin
7. No facial hair (except for nicely-shaped, skinny eyebrows)
8. A carribean vacation

8 People I tag

1. Val
2. Sarah
3. Heidi
4. Danielle
5. Kory
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?

Chuckie The Cheerleader

Well, we bundled up and braved the cold to see our little girl cheer at the TU Football Game Sunday night. It wasn't worth it until we saw her out there on the field; defintely a momma moment! She was so excited that she looks like psycho cheerleader in the pictures! Check it out. Oh and by the way, the game was televised on ESPN and although I'm sure they didn't show the girls at halftime, Devyn is convinced she was on TV. So if you watched the game, tell her you think you might have seen her on TV. I mean, you might have, right?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's NOT Pretty

I can think of at least 10 different reasons to keep your digital camera out of your children's reach, however, reason number one is quite clear when you look at the picture below. It is no longer safe to fall asleep in my own home. Look what happens to a second chin when you tilt your head! I had no idea it just dangled there. At least my nose is clean! I should wear makeup every day! I have got to have a dermatologist look at that mole. You know, the longer you look at a chin, the funnier it looks . . .

7 years old!

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