Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hurricane Ike/Mini Vacation

This is my version of Ike. I knew we were in for some fun when I waited 30 minutes to fill up with gas on Wednesday! Yikes! So by Thursday, ALL of my family from out of town had called and Urged me to leave Houston and bring the kids. Dana told me he would have to stay downtown at his property during the hurricane ,so we loaded up and headed for Austin! No Dad and no electricity was enough reasons for me to bail. So I have no scary stories, no pictures of the storm b/c I wasn't here, nor do I feel like I missed out! Instead, we had a great time! We got to hang out with family, play a lot, go to the movies(3d!), visit friends and basically have a mini vaction.

My Dad with his new look!
Nina and Mia
Aunt Nicole and Mal with make up by Mal.
Aunt Jessica and Roberto
Cousin Kim amd her family from Alvin who we don't ever see!
We spent some time at the parks- Cole posing
Mia being a monkey!
Our cousin Meghan, Mia and Mallory at San Gabrielle Park
On the best tire swing ever!
Riding horses at Nana and Pop Pop's

Chloe in her heaven
Cole at the Inner Space Caverns(so cool)
More riding
As you can tell, we were not missing the bad weather, although we did miss our dad! And we did leave for home twenty minutes after we got the call that the power was back on. We feel so blessed that we are all well and had no damage. We continue to pray for those in pain and help whenever we can! Our laundry room is open for anyone needing some clean clothes- many still have no power 8 days and counting!


Texas Tingey said...

*sigh* WHat a blast! Sure beats sittin' around with no power!!

Jamie said...

If I had the option, I would have bailed too! :) 6 days w/o power was not so fun! Glad you had a nice minni vacation and glad your house had no damage.

HoustonMamaJenn said...

WOW! LOOKS AWESOME!!! I don't feel so bad about posting about the good time we had now!!!

Jennifer P. said...

When life gave you lemons--looks like you made lemonade :). Hurricane=VACATION!!!

Thanks for the sweet comment today.

The Oylers said...

so glad you guys are okay too. be glad you missed it.