Monday, June 7, 2010

MySpace blog: 09/18/08

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ike related ramblings...
Current mood: bummed

Let me just say that I can totally understand why those Galvestonians want to get back to their homes so desperately. We suffered absolutely nowhere near the damage they have and really none at all. We've been out of power since the storm...we've been staying with my parents since Thursday. Tuesday night, we went to check on the house and lo and behold...we had power. So all day I've just been thinking about getting home, cleaning up, getting on with our lives. And then after we spent 3 hours packing up or stuff at Mom's (hey, we have a lot of crap!) I get a call from Mike who made it home before us. Our power is out again. According to our neighbor, at around 12:30am this morning the transformer in front of our house blew a fuse and BURST into flames. He really said flames were shooting out of it. I just wanted to cry...did in fact. Logan too. I think I would be okay dealing with my own desperate need to be normal again but how do you explain to a 7 year old that we still can't go home. And how do you make him understand that we are the lucky ones because we still have each other and our home IS intact, and there are a lot of people without the simple necessities. All he wants to do is go home...and I do too.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

MySpace blog: 09/17/08

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hurricane Ike

So the hurricane is over and people are slowly getting their lives back in order and under control. Our house was thankfully spared the brunt of the winds...we had some fence down in the back and a few big limbs thrown across our yard. We've been out of power since the storm and we just found out tonight that it's back on. We've been staying at my parents since Thursday and I love my parents and I know they wouldn't want us anywhere else but there is only so long 6, sometimes 7, people can cohabitat without going nuts. I'd like to say that I stayed up and "lived through" the storm but the truth is I slept through most of it, along with the boys thank goodness. Mike stayed up ALL NIGHT LONG to make sure the boys didn't wake up and get scared. He also went to work yesterday and worked an extra shift on his day off since I couldn't go to work and I'm not really sure how that is all going to work out. There are no words for how much I love him and everything he does for our family. Now, as I see all the pictures and listen and read all the reports of people who survived the storm and the buildings that did not...I'm really saddened by some of the things we have lost.

I know the water in Galveston is disgusting and that some people hate it...but just look at all the history that has now been washed away with the storm surge and thrown back to the land in a big pile of kindling. Just last month me, my mom, my aunts and my meemaw went to Galveston for a girls day. For my Meemaws birthday. She said she wanted to walk on the beach one more time before she was gone. We had a great day. We went shopping at some gift shops, ate at Guidos, drove by all the old beach houses we used to rent during the summers. But our day ran out before we walked on the beach. She said it was okay we'd just do it next year. And now, even if you forget about the fact that Murdoch's is gone and so many other historic places. How can you walk down the beach now and not think about all the destruction and pain?

This was really the first big storm in my lifetime, I was only 4 when Alicia hit. And I just can't hardly bare to see all the things that were lost and how the landscape of galveston, that I've known all my life, will never be the same.

I know all that stuff is material and what I should be focusing on is the fact that (the last time I checked) they found 60 SURVIVORS on Boliver! That in itself is a true miracle after seeing the pictures of what is left there. I think I'll try to focus on that when I think about the stuff we've lost.

Update:  My Meemaw suffered a stroke and heart attack a few months back.  She is slowly recovering and the only thing she lost with the stroke was a little mobility and her speech.  She's already talking much better than she did right after.  We are thankful for that.  And for her birthday this year (August) we are going back to Galveston and will walk on the beach and revisit the newly rebuilt Murdoch's pier.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

MySpace blog: 06/30/08

Monday, June 30, 2008

The power of prayer...before and after
Current mood: blessed
Category: Life

Something happened this weekend that made me realize how powerful a prayer can be. Most people pray. Whether to God or some other being that your faith has you believe in. You pray for people who are sick or having a hard time. Sometimes you might pray for someone to change their life and open their heart. My Mother prays. She is a woman very strong in her faith and life has thrown a lot at her to build up her faith and make it stronger than she could possibly ever imagine. She has several prayer groups/circles online and in person and tons of people she has never met and continues to pray for. I guess now I see how much prayer can help someone before they even need it.

My brother was in an accident this weekend. He was hit by a trash truck. The entire passenger side of his truck was ripped off along with the roof of the cab. His truck is surely totalled and the only part of the truck not smashed and ripped apart is the drivers seat area where he was sitting. There was no passenger with him physically but there were definitely some angels holding him tight when that truck hit him. My brother doesn't go to church with us and I really don't even know if he prays at all...but my Mom prays for him.

So keep praying for the ones you love, the people on the news, the people you walk past everyday...everyone could use an extra prayer. You never know when it'll come in handy.

P.S.  This blog makes me cry all over again every time I read it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

MySpace blog: 03/03/08

Monday, March 03, 2008


My mom sent me this video. It's really great so go check it out when you have time. It's about 12 minutes long but definitely worth it.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MySpace blog: 02/26/08

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Category: Life

Here's how you play: Once you've been tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird random facts, habits, secrets, or goals about yourself, at the end choose 10 people to be tagged. List their name and why you tagged them. Don't forget to leave them a comment saying "You're It!" and to go read your blog. You can't tag the person who tagged you! So since you can't tag me back let me know when you are done so I can read your blog answers!

1. I've been told I have a really good singing voice, but the only people I will ever sing in front of or to are my sons.
2. I am currently in "crazy, mad, determined" mode to get my finances under control, including paying off my debt and destroying the evil credit cards.
3. My mom is one of my best friends.
4. I love my friends and I HATE to see them in relationships with shitty guys when I KNOW they deserve the best.
5. I'm still trying to talk Mike into having kid 3...I'll always want my little girl.
6. I'm a really bad nail biter.
7. I'm obsessed with email...I love getting email.
8. I like to put little notes in Logan's lunch kit. And I love it even more when he thinks it's cool.
9. I hope my boys grow up and are always as close as they are now.
10. I wish I was more outgoing around new people.

Ten people I'm tagging to do this themselves...

Becky - cause she's a blogging fool
Robyn - because she never will
Tracey - so we'll have more stuff to laugh about on the way home.
Laura - because she never has time.
Jamie - cause she'll call me bitching about it.
Tristen - just cause I love her and miss her so much!
Nicole - cause we love our Aunt Cole
Lonnie - why not?
Kelli - cause she's so close but we hardly ever talk anymore!
Jennifer S. - because she's not busy enough with a

An update...
I'm still struggling with #2, and #5 is DEFINITELY ABSOLUTELY OUT THE WINDOW.  I'm done!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

MySpace blog: 12/19/07

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A few of my favorite things...
Current mood: blessed

In no particular order, my boys telling Santa what they want for Christmas. Me telling Logan he CANNOT ask Santa for money to buy a Wii. Christmas hayrides singing christmas carols and looking at christmas lights. Bundling up for the hayride because it's so cold. Jackson discovering stuff about Christmas for the first time. My dancing singing Santa Claus. Christmas card pictures. The angel my grandmother gave me. Hot cookies and baking for friends and family. Of course hearing the praises of how wonderful a chef I am! lol Beautiful Christmas lights and Logan being all excited when there is a word he can read in the Peace, Joy or Jesus. My grandmother's old Santa doll that always reminds me of Christmas when I was a little kid with all my family.

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And last but not least, our tree. There's no picture of it here but it's full of colored lights and ornaments from my grandmother's tree and from each year we've spent as a family. Logan's ornaments he makes at church. Little frames with pics of the boys every year. I think those trees in the store are beautiful, with all the matching ornaments and trimmings. But I think our tree is the most wonderful, nothing matches, some ornaments are handmade and some are so old they just sit on a branch because the hanger's too old. And most of all the nail that hangs in the back that is only for us, not for show. To remind us what the season is really about. Each thing on that tree reminds me of some memory that I might have forget during the year. And I can look back at Logan's first Christmas picture and be in amazement that the baby in that picture is now the most amazing kid in the world. A few years ago we bought some colored glass balls to fill up the tree and it makes me so happy each year when I can put less of those colored balls on and more of our memories.

Okay, I've got to stop now I'm getting all weepy.
Merry Christmas!!!