Man - I am so thankful our power came back on last night! We really got very lucky. We were here Saturday morning when the storm hit and power went out and we were here throughout the day w/out power, but Saturday evening Michael's brother & his wife had power restored and they invited us over to come stay with them whie our power was out. I was very thankful to them for taking us in for a couple of nights. Their area and Michael's parent's area both had power very early on. I told Michael I could handle being home w/out power after those couple of days b/c the cool front had things cooled off and it wasn't so muggy anymore, but Saturday & Sunday night it was too hot and muggy.
So...thanks so much Jamie & Steven for inviting us to evacuate to your house for a couple days!! Emma had fun playing with her cousin and sleeping in the A/C!!!
We came home Monday morning and were outside most of the day. Michael and our neighbor worked on our fences, their fences, an…
Report from my neighborhood and what I've heard from family: Hurricane Ike left us a lot of water and mess, but not too much damage and so far no one has been injured that I know. I'm so thankful we are all safe. The mess won't be hard to clean. A few fences need repair and some trees are down. I think a couple neighbors did have some leaks though. Hopefully not too bad though. And it isn't too hot now without AC. Tomorrow I think it will be though.
This is a birthday I don't think I'll ever forget!
Well, we're battening down the hatches and staying put for Ike. We didn't leave when Rita came either. I feel safer here than out on the road with all those panicky people. My office is going to be closed tomorrow and so is Michael's work. We both left early today, too. Doesn't mean I won't be working tomorrow, though. It's budget season and there is a lot of work to be done so any spare time I have tomorrow I'm going to try to get some work done so it isn't too terribly piled up on me Monday when we go back to the office.
Our neighbors are all staying, too so if we're all out of electricity we'll be having post Hurricane Ike block parties to grill all the meat in our freezers so it doesn't ruin! Ha ha! We use any excuse for a block party on our street. I think this year we're going to have a Halloween block party, too instead of going around trick-or-treating. Nearly every house on our street has little kids so if they are all out trick…
Today my baby girl is 21 months old! I can't believe that I almost have a 2 year old!! WOW!!
She is quite the little chatter box and is repeating more and more things she hears us say every day. I keep warning her daddy she is repeating some things she shouldn't!! She is also a very determined and strong willed little girl. She wants to do what she wants to do and is just bull-headed enough to keep on even when I tell her no. Sadly, I have to say she gets that from both parents I think! She loves to sing & dance to music - LOVES being outside & playing with bubbles. She also loves to ride. Her daddy takes her riding on the 4-wheeler all the time and she can't get enough!! She is big into Pooh right now.
We hit a spell where she did NOT want to go to bed at night. We have always been rather blessed b/c bedtime was easy. Just lay her down, give kisses, say goodnight, and that was it - well not lately! Lately it's been a nightmare - screaming until she loses her br…
It's always hard going back to work after so many days off. I've always said I couldn't be a stay at home mom, but...it still is nice knowing when you wake up in the morning you don't have to go into the office!
Monday morning I didn't wake up until 10:00!!! Granted, we did stay up late to watch a movie (this movie was wild), but I still cannot believe we slept that late. Even Emma - she only got up when her daddy went to get her out of bed!!
The weekend was very fun, though. Extremely hot, but still fun. I haven't uploaded my pics yet, except for this one, which I was using to play with texture overlays for fake ttv. I have a bunch, though so will be going through this this week & getting them posted.
Michael won a very nice shotgun at the shoot this weekend and got to go dove hunting yesterday to try it out - needless to say we're grilling dove tonight. It's in the fridge marinating now.
We ended up coming home Sunday - just didn't want to risk…