Monday, July 28, 2008

Diaper Giveaway

Baby Cheapskate is giving away free Bum Genius diapers. I hope I win, so don't you dare register, but here is the link in case you do!! :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Here are some from our house taken during the eye

The tree in our yard barely missed the house. It fell from the neighbor's yard. We think that those neighbors evacuated because one of their cars is gone and we haven't seen them since the day before the storm.

More of the church

These were taken during the eye of the storm which was over us for over two hours before we were hit with the second half of this never ending storm!

Hurricane Dolly

Okay, I'm going to start with the hurricane and will hopefully go back to our vacation and show you those pics. These pictures were taken during the storm from our house which is across the street from the church. These are of the church. Note the changes in the trees.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


July started off exciting enough with a trip out of the valley. We went to Smyer where my grandma celebrated her 80th birthday! Then on to Quitaque where we camped with David's parents, siblings, nephews, and nieces. Then on to Amarillo to spend a few days with one of David's sisters. Then we drove home. The next week swimming lessons began. They were supposed to last for 2 weeks. After 1 and a 1/2 weeks, Dolly hit. It was supposed to go to Brownsville, but it actually hit Arroyo City which is just east of us. That means that we got hit hard. When the hurricane hit us sustained winds were at 85 with gusts up to 120. 4 1/2 inches of rain landed in the gage. At least 10 more landed on the ground. A tree is uprooted in the church's yard. Our neighbor's tree uprooted and fell into our yard. Missed our house by a hair. 90% of our county is without electricity. We are one of the lucky 10%. It is a mess. The water is not safe to drink. We have lots of pictures, but I'm too tired to post them.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hold your pillow and check the dryer

We have a thief! Hold on to your pillows! Allyssa has taken to yanking pillows out from under us!

Also, check the dryer for dust pans before turning it on. It is a good idea to check for dirty laundry that made it into the dryer in the time it took to unload the washer.