Kristoffer was waiting outside for the firemen, and as they were arriving he snapped this photo with his phone. It is terrible quality, but our van is on the right and the firetruck is pulling up on the left.
After the flames were put out and traffic started to move, we got into the back of a police car and the boys were loving that! We had to wait for a tow truck to come get the remains of the van. Up until this point I really hadn't been able to see the van, because it was blocked by 2 of the fire trucks, but as they pulled away and I saw what was left it really started to sink in. God was watching over our family that night and protected us in so many ways, thanks to Him all of us made it out safely!!! After everything was cleaned up, we rode in the police car to meet Kim and Terry at a gas station. When we got home Kristoffer called the insurance company to get the ball rolling on our claim.
Kristoffer and I spent much of yesterday afternoon on the phone replacing all of the items that were in our wallet and making a list of all the items we lost. Today I spoke with our insurance trying to get things figured out. We have to file an auto and home owners claim, and should know in the next few days how things are going to work out. We are fortunate enough that we live with Kim and Terry, so this week Terry and I are sharing her vehicle until Kristoffer and I can go shopping this weekend. We are hoping to spend Saturday afternoon picking out our new vehicle.
When we were driving home with Kim and Terry , Karter (and Kaden) had plenty to say about what had just happened. He was so cute, and kept saying that everything was "toasted" (he came up with that term himself). Today he let Terry video tape his version of the story...