Thursday, September 25, 2008

The past couple weeks

Here are some pictures from the past couple weeks of our life during the Ike-imposed vacation.  
There are also quite a few more pictures on the kids' blog, so don't forget to check them out.

The only way this boy will give me a kiss is if a picture is being taken.  Better than nothing I guess.
Took the kids to the zoo.  It was nasty hot, but fun.
This boy was a HAM at his big sister's b-day pool party.  Too cute!

Taking a walk along the creek.
The pile of debris just kept growing as we had to cut down broken limbs and such.
Me and the cutest boy in the world at big sister's party.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy birthday Suzi!

Today is my little sister, Suzanne's 27th birthday! Woohoo!!! So until November, my sisters and I are 27, 28, & 29. My parents were INSANE!!!! Suzi is an awesome sister! It's been so fun to see her as a mother. I miss her and wish that we lived closer. I hope you have a fantastic day sis!!!!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bandwidth Exceeded

UGH!!!! So a bunch of my pictures (hosted with aren't showing up. Guess I'll be moving everything over to photobucket today. :( So exciting!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Returning Home

Due to our location right in between a fire station and a police station, we got our power on very quickly. So we returned home yesterday. Here are pictures from our return home, as well as a little of the damage to our home. Luckily, the damage was very minimal. We did lose all of the hubby's fish in his 175 gallon salt water tank, so that was a fun smell to come to. YUCK! There are still a ton of our neighbors without power. The gas lines are crazy! What an experience!

Truck full of generators heading to Houton

Flipped over sign

Gas line in Hempstead

More of the line in Hempstead

Magnolia was very organized. Check out the signs

Fence down along 1488

Tree down off 1488

Another tree down off 1488

Trees down on power lines in Porter on 1314

More trees down on power lines in Porter on 1314

Flooding in Porter on 1314

Lots of trees down on someone's property on 1314

Tree removal trucks heading south on 59. There was a HUGE line of them!

Trees down on North Park

Gas line at Texaco on North Park & Russell Palmer

Trees down along North Park

Trees down along North Park near Hollywood Video

Gas line at the Chevron on North Park at Woodland Hills Dr.

Tree down and damage at strip mall on North Park

Piles of debris

Our pile of debris. Some angel cleaned up our yard before we even got home!

Crack in our living room ceiling. The worst of the damage.

Mess from ceiling.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ike Update

Well, Ike has moved out of our area. Our house has survived. Thanks to a few friends, we were able to get reports on our house. We have some gutters down, a large limb down in the back and some debris around the house. By some small miracle, we have power! If you look at the map below, all the red areas are customers without power in Houston. They have restored about 19% of their customers' power. There are still 81% of their customers without power. We are still at my Dad's house though. Local authorities have asked that those that evacuated to stay put until they can restore more power and clear more streets. The kids' school has been cancelled thru Wednesday, so we're not in a huge rush to get back.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ike Evacuation

We decided to evacuate from Hurricane Ike....mainly because I'm a spoiled brat, and I don't want to live without air conditioning.  Here I am (reflection in rear-view mirror) as we're heading to Dad's.
There were TONS of ambulances heading towards the storm as well as empty buses.  Some of the buses were even police escorted.  
Packed up and ready to go!  Even the dog!
Thank goodness for technology to distract!
Even baby G was even cruisin' with Sponge Bob the movie.
Our trip was very easy.  It only took us 30 extra minutes than normal to arrive at my Dad's house.  Traffic was thick, but moving.  Right now, for our zip code back home, they are forecasting 87 mph.  Nice!  They are thinking that the eye will be within 5 miles of our home.  Should be fun to see what we get to go home to.  Yikes!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby #4 4D Ultrasound

Hi guys! We had our 4D ultrasound today for our little girl. And yes, it is a girl....we had her double check. ;)

She was being a little difficult and didn't want to stop chewing on her yummy baby fingers. It was really cute, but made it hard to see her little nose and mouth.

And great news! I don't have gestational diabetes with this pregnancy!!!!! Woohoo!!! No testing and special diet this time!

Here she is! She would not take her little hands away from her face. Might be our first thumb sucker.

Yummy fingers

Mouth open

A hand-free shot

Thumb in the mouth again

Hands crossed under her chin

A little smile

Licking her hands

Chubby cheeks with hand under chin

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blonde again

I got a lot more blonde put back into my hair yesterday. It's actually more blonde than the picture shows, but that's what you get for taking the pic with the webcam. Also a couple of updated baby belly pics. We're at 6 months now. Still 3 more months to go. UGH!