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My name is Meghan, my friends calls me Megs. I am also known as megals, meg-nut, meggy, mey-mey. But you don't have to call me those :] I am very easy goin cuz I love having fun! I LOVE hanging out with my friends!! Nothing gets better than that :} I love my Sunday's cuz I can actually eat dinner with my family. (I work late). I love music! It's a big part of my life. I love dogs! My dogs name is Nana Jade and she is 7 years old.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

California 2008

California:: Beaches. Nice weather. Family & Friends. El Taco. YMCA. Mall. Watching movies. Talking. El Taco. Taking "bee" pictures. Grocery shopping. Playing Rock Band. Giving Funny Nick Names. Car rides. Car accidents. El...WHAT?! Who said anything about CaR aCcIdEnTs?!?! I 'sointenly' (certainly) never did. O ya. That sparks a memory...
Last year during the summer (sorry i can't exactly remember the month. June or July) I had the opportunity of going to California with Eric and his family. We took separate cars because Jessica had to be home early the morning we were to come back. We got there in the afternoon and went over to their grandma's house. I think for lunch we went to El Taco :) [YUM] Jessica, Tanya and I stayed at Aunt Vicki's house (really cute lil' house by the way) Eric, Brian and their parents stayed at grandma's house. I can't remember every thing that we did but one day we decided to go to the beach!O man was I excited!! I have never really been to the beach and swam in the ocean and had that whole "beach" experience. I couldn't wait! This was on Friday when Eric, Jessica, Brian, Aunt Janet, Jenni and I went to the beach. It was so fun!! But man I never thought the ocean was THAT salty! HOLY COW! My nose was burning haha! This was a good first beach experience.
The next day, on Saturday, Eric's whole family and I went to the beach. (A lot longer this time too :] ) Boogie boarding was THEE best thing we did! It was SO fun and exhilarating! My adrenaline was pumping! Of course we took silly pictures :) I got so much salt up my nose it was ri-dunk-cu-lous!! I'm surprised I didn't lose a contact or something! I could not have imagined a better beach experience with anyone else. I L.<3.V.E the Larsen's and everything about them! They have been so nice and loving to me, they are seriously like my second family :] I get along sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo well with all of them! Anywho, we were all getting burnt out and ready to head home to EaT food. So we got all our stuff together, rinsed off at the shower things, walked to the car and headed home.
Cory (dad) was driving with Stephanie (mom) in the passenger seat. The second row was Jessica on the left, me in the middle and Eric on the right. In the very back was Tanya on the left and Brian on the right. We borrowed Aunt Vicki's car so we could fit more stuff in it which was a Dodge Durango. So we're driving away and we had to snap a couple more pictures before the beach went out of sight.......................And a few more.... :]
OK. Now we are officially on the freeway and homeward bound back to grandma's house. We're talking about our just-beach experience and what things were funny and what happened to us while boogie boarding. Other stuff like how much salt I got up my nose and how scary/weird it was to be overtaken by waves and not knowing what's up and what's down. Also how much sand our swimsuits had collected from the beach for a lil' souvenir ;) Just talking and having a good ole' time as people do. It probably was quiet for a bit but i doubt that haha! And of course...more PICTURES :D Man! Look how TAN we are haha! I love this picture. SO AdOrAbLe. Anywho...from what I remember. It was quiet actually, during this time. I looked forward and saw the car in front of us get closer and closer REALLY fast! I was like "What the?" It had slammed on its breaks for no reason because we saw no other cars in front of him. So this caused Cory to swerve the car to the left [Luckily no one was in the HOV lane at that moment] What I thought was "OK, phew. We're good. Cuz coming to California we had to swerve around a tire and we were OK." Nope. We were not OK at all... Then next thing i knew we were swerving this way and that and fishtailing quite furiously. The durango could not get grip on the sandy road. In a moment, I remember looking back to the right and it looked like we had fishtailed into a big white car. But that definitely was not it. The impact feeling ended up being us slamming into the median separating the freeways which caused us to flip over and skid down the road. I do not remember flipping over at all. I didn't ever hear Brian (7 years old) screaming at the top of his lungs. The first thing I remember was Stephanie's voice asking us if we were all OK. Slowly I was able to comprehend what was going on in our life-threatening situation. I was just hanging there by the lap belt upside down trying to unbuckle myself but my arms were jelly; I had just enough muscle to prop myself from just hanging. Eric was already out of his seat belt. His came undone while flipping over. Ya...SCARY! So he was helping Brian get unbuckled as well as Tanya. Jessica was still buckled and hanging upside down I believe when her dad was telling us we needed to get out of the car quickly because he saw liquid coming out of the car. So what it seemed to me, Jessica starts freaking out and saying (along these lines) "Something is leaking! We gotta get out of the car!" So she's struggling to get out. Me, hanging there upside down starts to freak out and cry because I could not unbuckle myself. Eric immediately comes over to me and somehow holds me while unbuckling my seat belt. I am now on all fours crawling out Eric's door with glass everywhere on the ground. I try standing up but couldn't because pain took over my left leg. Luckily Eric was still by my side to help me toward the wall where everyone else was. I sat in between Stephanie and Jessica who had Brian on her lap. We were all in shock. Still taking in what just happened. Stephanie is asking me if I was alright and there was blood all over her hand which made me think I was all bloody. She had shaved off the top layer of her fingers on one of her hands and had a VERY bad seat belt burn. Cory's back and neck was hurting really bad. (We could tell because he was PALE) Tanya was fine except for a bruise (that I remember. I'm not sure) all I know is nothing serious happened to her. Brian got a lil' burn mark on his arm I think from the seat belt. Jessica's neck was hurting and Eric was running around through the car getting everyones things; purses, back packs, and trying to find glasses. Then he sat down and immense pain sheered into his right shoulder. He could barely move it. Adrenaline was helping him move around before. So we are all along the side of the median and people from every direction it seems were coming to our aid. They were giving us water and asking if we we OK, they already called 911 and they were even there to open our car doors to help us out. It amazed me to no end to see the love and humility these people showed to help this family who they didn't even know. Then before I knew it there was firemen in our faces asking us our injuries and what our name and birth date was a million times each! There were two ambulances to take us to the hospital. Since Jessica and Cory had neck and back injuries, they were strapped into stretchers and put into opposite ambulances. Tanya and Stephanie went with Jessica and Eric, Brian and I went with Cory in the other. Lights and sounds went on and we were ushered to the hospital. Luckily no one was so injured that they had to go on life support or something! The Lord was watching and protecting us that day. Eric should have been killed. The rest of us, more serious injuries. But we weren't. Things happen for a reason. And we were saved becasue the Lord had a lot more in store for us. Thank goodness we were all OK!!! (Sorry if I missed anything or got something wrong Larsen Family) Here is the last picture we took, right before the accident occured.

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