Monday, August 24, 2009

Phew! What a Day!

I realized recently that I haven't been shopping with Gavin by myself yet. Part of me is very nervous about being on my own with him while trying to shop. However, I was bound and determined to do it today. My brother is an amazingly talented interior designer in Hollywood and he is in the process of helping me design my house. Well, one of the pieces that he selected for me is a beautiful wall-mounted headboard from Ikea. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued so they only have a small number left in the stores, but I really wanted it because it really is a beautiful piece. The closest Ikea is about 30 minutes away and being that it was a large headboard, I would have to take my husband's giant, lifted truck to pick it up. But, like I said, I was determined to get it done today. (Bad idea....)

So, I hoisted Gavin's car seat up into the truck and hit the road. I began driving down the highway and passed by a shopping center that my mom and I used to shop at often, which sparked some major emotions. So as I'm trying to hold back the tears, I hear this pop and the truck goes swerving all over the highway. I was able to slow it down and get it to the shoulder, but it was scary. I was pretty shaken up over the whole thing but had to compose myself for Gavin. Luckily, we have AAA, so I was able to get a tow home. However, Gavin and I were sweltering on the ride since the tow truck did not have air conditioning! Gav was quite a trooper through the whole thing, though. Geesh! What a day. Here is the damage I did to the tire:

And, of course, two new photos of my sweet boy:


  1. Oh my gosh that would be so scary!! Looks like you had an angel looking over you. Love that last outfit on him, such a big boy with an adorable double chin. :)

  2. How scary Kelly! I would have been a mess! It sounds like you handled the situation as a whole, very, very well. And what a blessing that Gavin was such a trooper for you. Love the new pictures, he's always so cute!

  3. He is such a cutie!! Sorry about the truck

  4. Having a blowout has always been a big fear of mine! Sounds like you had everything under control though!

    I'm so glad I found you and your blog!! Gaving is such a cutie!