Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Okay so maybe it still around 90 degrees, but whatever!!! It is officially fall! That means its time for my (meager) attempt at fall decorating. When I browse the aisles of Hobby Lobby and Garden Ridge, there's just so much that I want to get- layer upon layer of brownish orangeish stuff!!! But then I look at the price tags, and can't make a decision for just one thing, so I head home to my one little (fake) pumpkin and couple of wreaths and candles. And oh how I'd love to put out some real pumpkins on the front porch- but they'd be melted by Halloween, so we'll have to wait a few more weeks on that. Oh well... that's fall in Texas! At least we've had a nice cool front... it's been nice to get outside and actually enjoy the weather. (Hopefully soon we'll have a deck to enjoy it on too!!!)
Charlie's first time at a park
Stay tuned for more later on Vegas and our upcoming Halloween costumes!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Anyway, I just wanted to give an update on the deck progress, mainly for Bethany, since we are still in two separate cities thanks to Ike.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
So, I have no idea how much longer I'll be here. While we're having a great time, I'm starting to miss my husband and my house! Tomorrow it will have been a week that we've been here and I did NOT expect to be here that long so, you know, I'm wearing the same things over and over and had to go buy more diapers and baby food and toys. But Charlie is enjoying the family time, and the family is definitely enjoying him!!! And we are just thankful that our only problem is a power outtage right now.
Checking out Charlie
Smiles for Grandma
Monday, September 15, 2008
Playing a really long game of monopoly in the dark during the storm
Going for a walk to survey the damage after the storm.
This is across the street from our house. It just missed two houses.
Lots of scenes like this one, unfortunately
Gas station off our main road.
Lots of debris
Saturday, September 13, 2008
They wanted to let you know that they are fine. Other than a little damage to their fence, their house made it through the storm without a problem. They rode out the storm with some friends who have a generator and are now just waiting for the power to come back on. It's starting to get hot and that can make everyone uncomfortable. Please continue to pray for them.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Here's a view of the sky at 8:30 am today from our backyard:
Stay tuned for more updates as long as we have power! ( you know, unless you live around here, then just look out your window) :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
See what I mean? This morning we tried it again and I made the cereal a little thicker. We got a few smiles, but when I would stop feeding him he didn't really care.
In other news... Charlie is going to his first birthday party today! In our playgroup, one of the babies is turning one today and we are having a Monkey Party, so I offered to make the cake. I have to share it with you because I am so proud of myself!!!! :) It's really not much at all, but if you know us, you know Paul does all of the cooking in this family. I've been know to throw a few pans of brownies in the oven or maybe a casserole or two, but that's pretty much it. So even though the icing is a little (okay a LOT) less than smooth, I'm pretty happy with it!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Paul has been working on our deck all day... we decided it would be so nice to put one in a LONG time ago, and we finally committed to it this week when we bought the lumber. His friend K has been helping- his hat can be seen here on the left. He prefers to remain anonymous on the internet. :P They have been working hard out there all day, we owe K big time!!!
I had this...
Ah, much better! Though it won't be long, and this one will be covered in bug stuff too. Now if I could only hang my fall wreath and put out some pumpkins! Come on Fall!!!