February 2, 2008
For Christmas, John's parents gave John and I tickets to the musical "Wicked" and paid for 1 night at the Marriot in downtown, Chicago. It was an awesome gift. "Wicked" was amazing! How can people sing that good? It was so much fun just to spend time with John without me being constantly destracted by a toddler. It was a quick trip, but it's hard to be apart from Josh too long.
On the way home we hit a huge bliazzard 100 miles from home. We thought that we weren't going to make it home several times and hoped and prayed that we would live to see Josh again(this might sound cheesy, but it was really that bad). It was so scary, for the last hour of the drive, I told John to drive under 20 miles per hour on the freeway (I'm a really good backseat driver ;). At one point John got a little too confident despite my warnings and went 25 miles per hour and we were suddenly swerving all over the interstate and found ourselves stuck in the snow on the side of the road. We were so blessed that there weren't any other cars or huge semis by us(note: the entire time there were several cars and mostly semis driving along side us or behind us). We were luckier or just plain blessed that we were somehow able to get back on the interstate unlike the 86 cars that we counted that had slid off and were stuck or seriously wrecked. So, our 3 hour drive turned into an 8 hour drive home. I'm so glad we made it home safely.