Sunday, January 31, 2010

The olden days??


I now know for sure that I could have survived back in the olden days, but maybe only a day or two.  So, we have been without power completely since Thursday at noon.   We have all been staying warm as best as we can.  Brian finally got a generator Friday night and plugged in our heater and fridge.  Then Saturday we plugged in the TV with the DVD player.  So, we have been watching movies non-stop.  Brian cooked a big pot of Taco soup for everyone Saturday, my sister brought beans and cornbread, and my Mom made a cake and spicy corn.  Her electricity went out at the end of the cooking time for the cake, but she just left it in the oven for a while, and it turned out delicious.  We have actually gotten to take a shower each day, and sleep in our own bed each night.  Our water pressure is slowly dying, and now I hear another storm is headed our way.  Marlow is saying that we will be without power until Friday, Awesome!  Kenna and I are at work right now, they just got power fully back on late last night.  So, we are here just for support right now.  I sent some laundry home with mom last night and she kept Gracie and Addy.  The attitudes have been for the most part great, just a little crabbiness, from boredom, I am sure.  Needless to say, we are ready for things to get back to normal, but maybe this will be a new normal.  Maybe we should turn off the TV every once in a while and let our imagination run free :)  Gracie loves to make up stories now, and we know we can find stuff for them to do!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Party in the USA

Well, Gracie went to Bootlegger camp last week, and she loved it!!  It was a dance camp, and she danced her little bootie off.  Well, they were all set to perform at half time on Tuesday night of the boy’s basketball game.  I had called everyone, told them to come and bring your cameras, you know, because she had so much fun, I just knew it was going to be a hoot!  Well, kids have different things in mind, and can quickly change their attitude!  She didn’t want to do it at all.  She cried and cried, and I forged on, if I don’t go get her she will be fine.  She went outside to practice, and they said she did great!  They came in the gym to line up and I waved at her, and she started crying and didn’t stop.  She cried the whole way through the song, but she did stay out there.  That was an accomplishment in itself!  I will spare you the details of the shaky video that I took and share with you two pictures of the aftermath.  You know, once she got off the floor, got a sucker, hugged mom & dad and quit crying…



Oh well, here is to next year!  At least we got a shirt!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope that this year finds my family with good health, and good fortune!  And of course, many blessings!  We had a great holiday!  It didn’t start off too well, but things got better as the week progressed.  Grandma Joe passed away and she will be truly missed!  We know she is not suffering anymore, but we can’t help to be selfish, and want her here with us.  Gracie got a little bug before Christmas, but nothing a shot couldn’t take of.  She talked about that shot for almost a week.  Christmas Eve brought in a blizzard.  No kidding, A BLIZZARD!!  Here in Oklahoma!  So much snow, that my brother had to come pick Gracie and I up that night, and bring the whole family home, because his truck was the only thing that could make it through it.  Mom and Ron came to get us the next day and take us to Grandma Pat’s for lunch, because there was no way my car was going to make it down there.  I have seen snow, but never have I seen it snow so much.  We still have about 1 foot of snow in our yard.  It is slowly melting, and with the Arctic front that is suppose to hit tonight, I doubt it will melt anytime soon.  The high tomorrow is suppose to be 14 degrees, not including wind chill.  That is stinking cold. 

Luckily, we got a new heater over the holiday break!  Yeah, that cost a pretty penny!!  There goes my new washer and dryer!  Poor little Gracie and I are going to freeze to death.  Brian has even mentioned being cold! 

Karen and Terry are in Minnesota and the temp there the other day was –4, now that is cold.  I wonder what it will be like when the front hits up there.  Hopefully they will get to head home on Saturday.  The doctors are doing plenty of tests on Terry, to make sure they do the right surgery and/or to make sure surgery is even necessary. 

Gracie got a Barbie 4 wheeler for Christmas, and she has only got to ride it one time, I don’t think she will get the full effect until spring time.


Brian and I built a Sooner Snowman with all the snow we had.  It turned out pretty cute.  Although it looks like he is frowning.


Oh yeah, Gracie learned a rock star face over the break too!  Gracie got to spend lots of time with her cousins over the break too, she loved that!

All in all, it was a great break, and I didn’t make a single hairbow or bottlecap.  I crocheted a little, but mostly just spent time with the family!

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