12.14.2010

Let It Snow


Two things: 1) We are back and, most importantly, alive; 2) I have a new found appreciation for Southern weather, I don't know how you Northerners do it.

So needless to say, I am a teensy bit behind on blogging. S and I were some of the thousands of victims of the blizzard that swept through Illinois and Missouri on Sunday morning.

The trip to Chicago was amazing, but things got crazy REAL FAST on Sunday when we left the city to head back home.




About 2 hours after we'd been on the road, traffic came to a standstill because of this.

We were literally right behind the 20 car accident and probably would have been in it, had we not stopped to get gas about 5 minutes prior. It honestly gives me chills to think about it now...needless to say, we have been counting our blessings endlessly since Sunday. Thank you God for protecting us!

There were many cars on fire, overturned semi trucks and large portions of the road that were literally charred due to the blazes.

We sat parked on I-55 for about 3+ hours and really started to wonder if we would make it home! Thankfully, we did : )


We did end up staying the night with S's brother and sister-in-law that live in St. Louis for the night. There was just lots of black ice on the roads and we were exhausted after being in the car for 12 hours straight.

We finally got home yesterday and my car looks like it's been put through the ringer...or a ginormous snowstorm....

I'll be back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow, but wanted to let you guys know that I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. Thank you to those of you who follow me on Facebook and were so kind to pray and send positive thoughts after I posted the pics on Sunday when we were stuck on the interstate. We appreciate it tremendously!

Until tomorrow...

Be blessed, lovelies-

14 comments:

  1. thank goodness you guys are okay! so scary! welcome home.

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  2. So glad y'all are ok! I told S last night that I know how nerve wracking that is!!! Glad you are back safe & sound & had a good trip! Looking forward to seeing y'all next week!

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  3. driving in the snow is the worst! last year, we had a storm here in boston, everyone got to leave work early, which was great, except EVERYONE left work in the middle of a nor'easter! Some of my co-workers didn't get home until past midnight. it was terrible! glad you are safe & sound!

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  4. oh, i shouldnt tell you its been 85 in so cal :/

    bundle up!

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  5. im from Boston and our local news stations were even talking about that storm! it was crazy! so glad you're okay tho...driving in snow/ice is so scary and i hate it!

    xoxo

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  6. Glad you make it through that weather! Winter driving ALWAYS sucks, though I'm afraid it looks like that where I live on a VERY regular basis. You do get used to it after a while....

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  7. I am so glad you made it safely!

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  8. So glad to hear you got back safe. I thought about you when I read the post that you were going up and the storm was hitting! I was supposed to drive up on Sunday for meetings in Chicago this week but luckily they got postponed. Enjoy being back in the southern climate!

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  9. what an ordeal. glad you made it back. i've been on snowy roads on two separate occasions. dont' like it one bit.

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  10. This is nuts! We are in the 80s here in So Cal :)

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  11. Oh no- stay safe my love! Driving in the snow is the worst, in my opinion. You need to come vacay here in Los Angeles. It was 86 yesterday and 80 today! Hugs gorgeous girl xoxo

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  12. Oh man, I've been praying for the midwest, it looks crazy! I love the snow and it's so beautiful, but it can also be so dangerous. Glad you made it back safely - though apparently it's cold down there!

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  13. Crazy! Glad you made it home ok! The storm just hit us last night and the normal 10 mins it takes me to get to work turned into an hour!

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