Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Special Little Girl

There are so many posts that I need to catch up on. So many things have happened in the last few weeks but nothing is as important as some dear friends who need our prayers right now. A sweet friend of Jetty's is in the hospital right now and any prayers sent her family's way would be much appreciated. Anna is such a sweet joyful child and a strong fighter.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Come on

I thought it was a joke this morning when I woke up and turned on the news. I was fully expecting this storm to be long gone but instead she choose to hang out on top of us all night. It was overcast but not very rainy or windy and I even contemplated taking the girls for a bike ride. After talking to my brother on the phone I decided it was best to stay home. The eye of the storm was over us so that was why it was so calm and the storm hadn't moved in six hours. It was a good decision because the storm started moving and the winds picked up and they haven't stopped all day neither has the rain. We are told to expect more tomorrow and school has been canceled yet again.

As any Mom (or Dad) knows it is hard being stuck inside all day. Today was the third day and I finally busted out a Winnie-the-Pooh video and popcorn. As soon as I got the girls settled on the couch and put the video in the power went out! Go figure, I don't know how to set up the generator and Daddy was in Orlando at a Bike Race (International Firefighter and Police Games). Crazy cyclist racing in the wind and the rain. The girls and I ended up putting headlamps on and reading which was so much fun and the quietness with the rain was very magical.

By the way, Daddy won both of his races today and we are very proud of him!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wet Day

We are dealing with tropical storm Fay and unfortunately it looks like we might be dealing with her a little longer. The county below us is really getting the most damage and I hope everyone makes it safely through the night. It is actually beautiful outside with the occasional rain. I just sat on the front porch with Murphy and a glass of wine while watched the trees blowing around. It feels like fall and makes me long for cooler weather. You would think it was just a thunder storm but we are under a flood watch and tornado watch. It is those tornadoes from the feeder bands that really scare me.

I think most Floridans are prepared for hurricanes these days. We stocked up on fuel for the generator and I went to the grocery last night and I couldn't believe the empty shelves. The early bird does get the worm and shopping the night before a tropical storm is a little late.

This storm had us reminiscing about our first summer home with Jetty. We had three hurricanes and it seemed like our house was boarded up forever. I found this picture of Jetty during one of the storms and she was so mad. She wanted to go outside to play with Daddy in the middle of a hurricane. Daddy is riding his bike trainer on the back porch during the storm (you can see him in the sliding glass door). Poor little Jetty just didn't understand why Daddy could go outside and we had to stay in. I tried to explain that Daddy had life insurance and we didn't and that I would prefer not to be listed on the Darwin awards, hehehe.

On another note, Jetty's first day of school went smooth. She was very upset in the morning and I ended up carrying her into school. She ended up having a great day and was smiling when we picked her up. Unfortunately, school has been canceled for two days because of the storm. Hopefully this won't throw the kids off too much.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Catching Up

This summer has just flown by and I have many posts that I will try to catch up with in the next few days. Here are a few pictures of Jetty jumping to the couch. I left the girls while I was doing laundry in the garage and I came into the house hearing "cannonball" being yelled over and over by Jetty. I turned the corner to see this...

By the way, my little girl starts Kindergarten on Monday. I am really not sure how I feel about this transition.