Sep 14, 2008

Jessi's Adventure to the IF Temple

Here's Jessi at 28 weeks.

Yesterday was our Stake Temple trip. Mike decided he wouldn't be able to go because of the amount of homework he's been saddled with, but Jessi had already agreed to carpool with 3 women, so she headed out for Idaho Falls with them at 6:30 in the morning. The trip was uneventful until we got within 20 miles of Dubois. (Side note, Jessi never knows how to pronounce this correctly. Her french training tells her to leave the *S* silent and say "do-bwah", but somehow that never seems right.) Anyway, we were just outside of Dubois when Jessi's rear passenger tire blew at 80 mph. Luckily, it didn't effect the steering and we were able to pull to the side of the road. We jumped out of the car and were so blessed when the stake patriarch pulled up behind us and helped up put our spare "donut" on. We slowly made our way to IF, and got to the Temple in just enough time to make our stake's session. After we had lunch, we decided to stop at Les Schwab to change out the tire. Jessi had a feeling to ask the mechanic what it would cost to replace her "donut" with a full size spare, but decided it wasn't necessary. Bad idea. We headed back to Montana, and about 50 miles outside of Butte, that same rear passenger tire (the BRAND NEW TIRE) blew out. Again at 80 mph. Again, we were able to pull over to the side of the road with no incident. This time we ladies were sure we would have to change the tire ourselves, considering we had a late start back and thought everyone had already gotten back to Butte. The Lord was on our side when not 30 seconds later, 3 members of the Butte 1st ward pulled over and helped us change our tire. They even followed us the rest of the way back to Butte to make sure we made it ok. We were so glad that we prayed for safety before we left Butte, and before we left Idaho Falls, because things could've been so much worse. What did Jessi learn from this experience? Fly. :)


  1. I've learned to follow the prompting, then fly anyway! :) BTW, you have the cutest little bump I've ever seen! Hope you're doing well!!

  2. You're kidding??!! TWO Blown-out Tires! Oh wow! I'm so glad you made it to the temple and back safely. What an adventure. Yikes...that could have been bad going 80 mph. I'm glad you are all okay. The baby bump looks are looking so fantastic GIRL!

  3. That is crazy! We went to Utah in July and blew out the rear passenger side tire, then two weeks ago blew out the same tire. Mine was a couple months apart, but yours is a better story.