Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ike Evacuation!

I'd like to thank Holly and Joey for letting us evacuate to their house last week when Hurricane Ike was nearing the gulf coast. I am grateful that we were spared here in Corpus Christi but I am sorry for those in Houston who have lost so much. It's really tricky living on the coast because you never know where the hurricane is exactly going (it had been projected to hit us) so you have to be prepared- boarding windows, checking supplies and food and packing all your valuable pictures and things. It's a lot of hard work and then you don't even get a drop of rain. I am happy though that we had a 4 day weekend to got to visit our family in Dallas. Tara was able to come on Saturday morning and we were all able to spend the day together. Hurricane Ike went through Dallas on Saturday though so it was stormy outside most of the day. We did venture out in the evening though and played some laser tag. It was Aubrey and Ella's first time as well as mine. We had a lot of fun!!
Here are some pictures of us as we waited to be seated at
The Jalepeno Tree. Holly and AubreyJoey and CaliTaylor, Ella, Mark and AubreyAubrey taking pictures with her new "pink" birthday cameraElla posingRick and Tara enjoying their CiCi's pizza Joey, Aubrey and Ella ready for a round of laser tag.
I borrowed this picture from Holly's blog. I thought it was sooo cute!!

7 comments:

Pondfamily said...

I am glad you enjoyed your stay with your family. I agree, it is tricky living on the gulf coast. Better safe then sorry.

hoLLy said...

we are so glad you had to evacuate(but glad your city was okay)! we loved having you here!

-Melissa- said...

I'm glad that your city was not hit by Ike. Looks like you had a fun time with family. Cute pictures!

Tara D said...

Love all the pictures. I'm glad I missed the Jalacrapo Tree though. Anything to save my stomach from pain is good by me.

Tynel said...

Ike really was a fun excuse to visit family!! It looks like you had a great time. Your Grandkids are adorable~ you don't seem old enough to me to be a grandma though!

Grammy Staffy said...

What a fun time.... I'm glad that Ike didn't harm your area...but it is kind of nice that you had a good reason to visit Holly and have so much fun with family. You are a beautiful mom with a beautiful family.

swainsRus said...

I am glad that Ike did not hit Corpus! Looks like it was a fun trip for you all! Those grandbabies are gorgeous and full of fun personality!!