Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hurricane IKE.....we survived and are very blessed!

Well, I wish I could say that the actual storm was SO SCARY but since I slept through most of it I would be lying!!! I gave my little ones dimatapp to make sure they slept through it and Taylor could sleep through anything so he was ok. We spent two days preparing our house and stocking up on gas, water and food. Marc's friend Tom was here from Michigan so he was a huge help. His wife wasn't to happy he was here but thank God he got back home to them safe and sound. It was so nice to meet neighbors that we had never met and ban together as a neighborhood helping each other. I am so blessed to live here. Having 7 days of just sitting around with family and friends is not all that bad. It was kind of nice not worrying about email and television.
No one in our neighborhood had any major damage but there are some other neighborhoods around that didn't fare so well. Some people lost everything and others were close to loosing everything. We just lost power for 7 days but we very lucky enough to have had a generator that powers most of the house so everyone just hung out here. We ate better in those 7 days then we ever have! Again, thanks be to God for watching out for us in this storm and I pray for the people of Galveston and surrounding areas that were affected. I will post pictures later!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Estes Family Reunion in Tennessee Smokey Mountains

Here are the pictures of our family reunion we had for the Estes side in Tennessee. It was beautiful and the house we stayed in was perfect. It has 13 bedrooms and plenty of room for all of us. The view was to die for!! We had lots of good food, we watched a DVD made by Marc that had over 700 pictures of our entire extended family, the boys had Xbox and guitar hero, a hot tub, swimming pool and KARAOKE!!! The Estes' are all great singers and love to play music and sing when they are together. The most important thing is that Mamaw had all her children and most of her grandchildren and great grandchildren together for three days. She was so thrilled and is a very blessed mother and grandmother!!!