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What a freakin' weekend

On Saturday, I was supposed to try on dresses with my ma, but my dad and littlest sister got in a horrible car accident. Totaled my dad's car. Scared the sh!t outta me, but they are both a-okay now. (My dad got the worst of it, big bump on his forehead, lots of cuts on his face, broke his glasses, blood everywhere. gah).

My poor little sister (she is only twelve) was like "That was traumatic," as she recapped what had happened to me in the car on the ride home from the hospital. Air bags went off and everything. They hit a parked water truck when my dad's car lost its grip on a highway ramp. I dunno exactly what caused it, but I bet the slippery weather conditions contributed... Some nice guy that was driving behind them when it happened pulled over and ran to help them/call 911. My dad's car called my mom to tell her to go to the scene. Freakin' scary ass morning.

Once they were both released from the hospital and everyone was back at my mom's house, (my parents are separated as of like March? weirdness... anyway). My dad asked if FI and I would finalize our choice for a venue, so he could try to negotiate the price/reserve the date FI and I want: August 4, 2012. And we did!

Thanks for reading. All the "what ifs" have been running through my mind since I found out they were in an accident. Awful thoughts, but also I consider this best case scenario, because they didn't die, or hit any other people, etc etc.

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  • paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Whoa I'm glad everyone is okay! That's so scary. (Your sis is a riot - "traumatic"? from a 12 year old? awesome. I mean not awesome. But you know what I mean.)

    I'm just catching back up with people - haven't been on NEY for awhile. Are you getting married in the DC area?
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    She is a riot! ha She is a tough cookie too.

    I'll be getting married in Loudoun County, Virginia. Are you from DC?
  • ravenrayravenray member
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    I am so glad that everyone is ok!  Your sis is funny though.  Glad you got some wedding good out of it! :)
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  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:064bd04e-5d73-467d-9bdf-fb821c32bc3d">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]I am so glad that everyone is ok!  Your sis is funny though.  Glad you got some wedding good out of it! :)
    Posted by ravenray[/QUOTE]

    Thank you! I'm so excited to have a date. It really meant a lot to me that my dad wanted to talk about wedding stuff after an awful day like that. He had all the venue proposal stuff printed out and ready to go over, even though we hadn't planned on seeing each other yesterday. <3
  • edited December 2011
    yikes! how scary! but thank goodness everyone is alright!!

    Congrats on the finalizing of the date! :)
  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    ohmygoodness.  I'm glad both your dad and sister are ok.

    My parents got divorced when I was 22, so I know how weird that must be for you.  Is your younger sister taking it ok?
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    Thanks CLR!

    Elle- I dunno. My other sister is off at college, so it is just her and my mom in the house. I think its always hard being the youngest, feeling like everyone left you behind? Even more so for her because my dad moved out. Blah! Time heals all wounds?
  • Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:9f9f3c18-1a53-477d-b94b-e1a63006fdb3">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks CLR! Elle- I dunno. My other sister is off at college, so it is just her and my mom in the house. I think its always hard being the youngest, feeling like everyone left you behind? Even more so for her because my dad moved out. Blah! <strong>Time heals all wounds?</strong>
    Posted by jenjenniferf[/QUOTE]

    <div>Yeah, definitely.  My parents waited to separate until my youngest brother was in college, but he still took it pretty hard even though he was 18.  He got through it, though.  Changes are just hard.</div>
  • bethsmilesbethsmiles Denver, CO member
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    I'm glad they were okay!


  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    I'm glad everyone's okay.  *hugs* Jen!
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  • paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    Jen I lived in Arlington for 6 years. I loved it there and miss it sometimes. Loudon County has some beautiful places for a wedding. I always thought the new (well used to be new) Clyde's at Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands would be awesome for a wedding. But there are so many cool places.
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:f16571f5-7b24-4d40-8eef-f9bcd560e17b">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]Jen I lived in Arlington for 6 years. I loved it there and miss it sometimes. Loudon County has some beautiful places for a wedding. I always thought the new (well used to be new) <strong>Clyde's at Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands</strong> would be awesome for a wedding. But there are so many cool places.
    Posted by paintgirl[/QUOTE]

    I LOVE that place! In my BSC days, I used to picture it as our rehearsal dinner restaurant. Its too far from the wedding site, but yea. Its lovely inside.
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:36344068-4b77-4ae9-82b0-1bc102082833">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm glad everyone's okay.  *hugs* Jen!
    Posted by peekaboo2011[/QUOTE]

    Thanks, Peek!
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:82f73c5f-7105-42c8-b40c-7e4edfd9b4b8">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm glad they were okay!
    Posted by bethsmiles[/QUOTE]

    Thank you, Beth :)
  • paintgirlpaintgirl member
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    Maybe I was just missing Clyde's and wished you had something there so I could live vicariously through you. :)

    Have you ever been there for their lobster special? I think they do it 2 or 3 times a year - lobster tail, potato, vegetable. Super cheap - like $15.95 maybe? I used to go to the one downtown most often.
  • peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 Washington, DC member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:5f44ae14-9973-417c-9032-c69dacd8e14e">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]Maybe I was just missing Clyde's and wished you had something there so I could live vicariously through you. :) Have you ever been there for their lobster special? I think they do it 2 or 3 times a year - lobster tail, potato, vegetable. Super cheap - like $15.95 maybe? I used to go to the one downtown most often.
    Posted by paintgirl[/QUOTE]

    <div>Did you just say lobster for $15.95?  Pardon me while I go find dates for this event.</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:ccf21446-5de7-4428-97c3-d9ccead6a7c2">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What a freakin' weekend : Did you just say lobster for $15.95?  Pardon me while I go find dates for this event.
    Posted by peekaboo2011[/QUOTE]


    Me too!
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:5f44ae14-9973-417c-9032-c69dacd8e14e">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]Maybe I was just missing Clyde's and wished you had something there so I could live vicariously through you. :) Have you ever been there for their lobster special? I think they do it 2 or 3 times a year - lobster tail, potato, vegetable. Super cheap - like $15.95 maybe? I used to go to the one downtown most often.
    Posted by paintgirl[/QUOTE]

    The next DC GTG is at Clyde's, even though you don't live here anymore and Peek is leaving for SC/FL. boo. Just me and the lobster special.
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    nomnom babies!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:3873d76c-b35e-470d-8a18-5404d079eba3">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What a freakin' weekend : The next DC GTG is at Clyde's, even though you don't live here anymore and Peek is leaving for SC/FL. boo. Just me and the lobster special.
    Posted by jenjenniferf[/QUOTE]

    <div>
    </div><div>I'll come back for the lobster special.  That's worth the 8 hour drive from SC.</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:9bdf34d7-19f6-4eeb-928b-787a9b4bcf11">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: What a freakin' weekend : I'll come back for the lobster special.  That's worth the 8 hour drive from SC.
    Posted by peekaboo2011[/QUOTE]

    Okay good. mmm lobster.
  • SopChickSopChick member
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    That's so scary, but I'm glad to hear they are ok! That's exciting that you picked a venue and a date! Also, the lobster baby is amazing.
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  • sparkles88sparkles88 member
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    That's so scary! I'm glad nobody was seriously injured!

    Congrats on having a date and venue, though!

  • Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    I'm glad that everyone is okay!

    Congrats on getting the venue and date you want.
  • edited December 2011
    Sorry you didn't get to go dress shopping, but thank goodness your dad and sis are OK!
  • tuarceathatuarceatha member
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    Thanks everyone!
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_freakin-weekend?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:4b070b7b-1d1d-4566-a473-ccf5459f752cPost:cdbb32e6-b3bc-496b-bb10-4856a39a546f">Re: What a freakin' weekend</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm glad they're ok!! Sorry you didn't get to go shopping, but very awesome that your dad paid for your venue (and was sweet enough to bring it up after his accident).  Do we get to see pics of this venue?
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    Sure!
    <a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/13/14/ed52cd01-acc0-451e-ae6b-5d945cf0edea.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" onclick="return gSiteLife.LoadForumPage('ForumImage', 'plckPhotoId', 'ed52cd01-acc0-451e-ae6b-5d945cf0edea', 'plckRedirectUrl', gSiteLife.EscapeValue(window.location.href));" class="PhotoLink"> <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/13/14/ed52cd01-acc0-451e-ae6b-5d945cf0edea.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>

    Outside


    <a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/11/5/4b69949a-488d-415c-b5ba-a02027fa5679.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" onclick="return gSiteLife.LoadForumPage('ForumImage', 'plckPhotoId', '4b69949a-488d-415c-b5ba-a02027fa5679', 'plckRedirectUrl', gSiteLife.EscapeValue(window.location.href));" class="PhotoLink"> <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/11/5/4b69949a-488d-415c-b5ba-a02027fa5679.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>
    Indoor ceremony site, if needed/dance floor for the reception.


    <a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/14/4/8ee3ff7e-5961-460f-a470-65e42bfe7403.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" onclick="return gSiteLife.LoadForumPage('ForumImage', 'plckPhotoId', '8ee3ff7e-5961-460f-a470-65e42bfe7403', 'plckRedirectUrl', gSiteLife.EscapeValue(window.location.href));" class="PhotoLink"> <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/14/4/8ee3ff7e-5961-460f-a470-65e42bfe7403.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>

    Cocktail/cake room


    <a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/11/1/1b9162ed-0e09-4e60-b124-8eba7551590e.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" onclick="return gSiteLife.LoadForumPage('ForumImage', 'plckPhotoId', '1b9162ed-0e09-4e60-b124-8eba7551590e', 'plckRedirectUrl', gSiteLife.EscapeValue(window.location.href));" class="PhotoLink"> <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/11/1/1b9162ed-0e09-4e60-b124-8eba7551590e.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>

    View of the reception space from the cocktail/cake room.


    <a href="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/7/8/f7c57a9b-ba16-4b06-9811-34807683cb50.large.jpg" title="Click to view a larger photo" onclick="return gSiteLife.LoadForumPage('ForumImage', 'plckPhotoId', 'f7c57a9b-ba16-4b06-9811-34807683cb50', 'plckRedirectUrl', gSiteLife.EscapeValue(window.location.href));" class="PhotoLink"> <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/images/store/7/8/f7c57a9b-ba16-4b06-9811-34807683cb50.medium.jpg" alt="" /></a>

    Possible outdoor ceremony site.
  • lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    Oh Wow....That venue is stunning!! SO beautiful.
    I'm glad to hear everyone was okay! You were right..."What a freakin' weekend."
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  • jemmini6jemmini6 member
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    Wow...glad your family is okay.  I think this has been a bad week for accidents.  There's two girls on my month board that got into minor car accidents and then FI wrecked his motorcycle a few days ago (yup, just before the wedding too).

    Andplusalso, your venue looks spectacular!!  It's so nice to finally have an official date to start telling people.  Yay!
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