Thursday, August 31, 2017

From Eclipse To Hurricane Harvey

(We spent it inside since we couldn't find glasses.)
The Eclipse here in Cypress.
It was a pretty cloudy day but someone caught this shot.

 How beautiful!

By Friday...
Signs of Hurricane Harvey made their way into Houston and our area.  
We spent the weekend riding out the rain.  The Hurricane hit over RockPort but the rains we received were torrential.  At our home, our gauge, recorded 33 3/4 inches of rain between Friday around 2pm (only getting about 2-3 inches Friday) and Tuesday.  With the majority of the rain falling Saturday and Sunday.  We were so very blessed to stay dry but so many friends were displaced and taken out of their homes in boats.  Jerry and Glenda took on 2-3 feet of water in their home and still, homes are flooded.  School was cancelled for a week and we are waiting to hear if it will be cancelled longer.  So many families were caught in this storm!!!!

  Since the storm hit Zak has been out helping.  He's volunteered every day.  With the boys, its not that easy for me.  We were able to clean out and donate clothes but that just didn't feel like enough.  So, today we woke up bright and early and headed to the store to get food to share.  (We've tried days prior but the stores have been empty!) When we got home, Amber and I made sandwiches for Jerry and Glenda's crew and 50 hot dogs to pass out in surrounding neighborhoods.  Once we got over to the area, the damage was worse than I could have imagined.  Every single house was damaged. People had their whole lives in the front yards.  There were tons of people out working.  At first, handing out hot dogs went slow but it picked up quickly! Most people were appreciative and so thankful.  It wasn't much but it felt good to give back a little.  And, it showed the boys(and me too) how truly blessed we are!  
After passing out the hotdogs, we headed to my aunt and uncles.  I cried when we walked in .  It was heart breaking.  The boys and I spent the afternoon there with Zak , dad, Jerry and Bj trying to help as much as we could.  

August Happenings...


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Meet The Teacher

Another Meet the Teacher in the books!  these two are sad to see summer go but excited about the new school year.  Now, if Hurricane Harvey will just stay away so we can get started on Monday!
1st and 3rd Grade here we come!!!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

A Bus Load of Teachers

This morning Amber and I got the kids up and going early.  We headed outside to wait for the busses of teacher to pass by and we waited and we waited....
Finally we realized we weren't sitting on the bus route so we went on a wild goose chase through the neighborhoods looking for the buses.  Eventually we tracked them down in a local neighborhood and I am so excited we did!  It was so exciting and fun!
Great way to get pumped for school!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Floors...It's Like A New House

 A few weeks back, Colt and I were watching a home improvement show. We didn't have much going on that day so I told Zak we should go look at floors.  One moth later, Zak was installing new engineered bamboo floors.  6 days of really hard work and they are in and look amazing!  I feel like we have a whole new house. And, since Zak wanted to put the floors in himself and we'd be saving a bit of money, we decide we'd get new study furniture.  I am so impressed with the work and I LOVE OUR NEW STUDY!  We feel so grownup with nice furniture. I hated our study before. It was really just a catch all.  And, after 12 years with the same carpet, we were due for an upgrade!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Moms Nigh Out

Celebrating Ambers Birthday with a much needed NIGHT OUT!!!!
"Here come the moms!"