Sunday, October 24, 2010

Toto, I don't think we are in Kansas anymore!

Waiting out the night with a storm a brewing outside.
In case you didn't hear we were under a tornado warning last night.  Unfortunately, we didn't know a thing was brewing until Cory, Isabella and I were at the PTO Fall festival at the high school with some friends.  Our internet had been down all day and it was the weekend.  It was a stormy day, but what day in east Texas is not.  A little bit windy, but fall is here.  We soon heard over the loud speaker that a storm was brewing and that in Tyler they had seen tornado's.  The announcer said the festival would continue until 9.  So we stayed for a little while and texted Rye and Drake that if anything too bad happens to run to the bathroom at the RV park.   Cory and I just did not feel right being in a safe place while the big kids were in the trailer; so we left.  Yes, that is exactly what kind of parents we are...LOL On our way home we went through some pretty bad wind and came home to find everything put away and strapped down.  The kids were awesome in preparing our trailer for the worst.  I would like to applaud Rye, specifically, for her bravery and cool, mature handle on things while her Dad and I were away (Did I phrase that right Rye?...LOL).  The night produced a lot of rain, wind, thunder and lightening but we were all safe.  One family spent most of the night in the bathroom with their kids.  I told Drake this was Cory's new job...storm chasers, of course he did not believe me...JEEZ

With that said, Cory did get a job this week and it's not as a storm chaser.  Cory is back with Pepperweed as a consultant.  We will be traveling with his job from location to location.  We will let everyone know when we find out our first assignment.

I know that I have mentioned before that my grandma was diagnosed with lung cancer.  She went in and had surgery on Friday to have it removed.  The surgery seems to have been successful, but she is now fighting a fever and some fluid in her bronchial tube (?).  She is still in the ICU until  they feel that she is ready to be moved.  I am flying back to Oregon next Monday and will be there for a week to help out.

We did make it to a pumpkin patch this past week. It is strange to go to a field with pumpkins lined up neatly.  They must not grow pumpkins or have real patches in the area.  I miss looking for the perfect pumpkin among the mud and vines.  The other thing we cannot find is a corn maze.  Last year we had a lot of fun with the kids trying to find our way out of the maze.

We have become friends with one of the families in park.  They have two very cute little girls.  Isabella and Jordan are real buddies.  Isabella cannot remember Jordan's name so she calls her George.  Isabella loves her friends and they hug and hold hands like long lost buddies. 

I do have to tell this funny story about Drake.  We had just finished having family prayer.  Drake had said a few words and ended the prayer.  Cory looks over at Drake and says "Aren't you grateful that I got a job?" and with out missing a beat Drake says "Well I forgot, you get jobs and then lose them so fast, I just thought it wasn't that important." could have heard a pin drop for about 30 seconds and then we all busted up laughing.  Cory was sweet about it, Drake was embarrassed, Rye and I just thought "WOW"....he will not live this down for a long time.  Kids say the darnedest things.

Isabella with her dolls.

My what big muscles you have.

Karaoke night, Isabella sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Isabella and Jordan

Rye is showing her support to TX, HOOK EM HORNS!

We are having a really good time.  The kids are doing great in school.  We will be carving our pumpkins this week.

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