Thursday, January 29, 2009
We did survive the ice storm this week. It started raining/icing on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon we lost power. Fortunately Brent has 4 wheel drive on his new truck, so we were able to get out. We drove around looking at all the trees that had fallen. We were lucky our neighborhood is new so we didn't have to worry about nice big trees falling on our house. So Tuesday night we slept in the living room on our mattress in front of the gas logs. Olivia Grace thought this was so much fun. In the mean time, Brent had to leave Tuesday night in the middle of the storm to go and help one of his partners family. Their basement was flooding, so he had to help. This is a picture of what he had to drive and walk through. Olivia Grace and I stayed down at the Young's until midnight. After sleeping in on Wednesday morning we ventured out again. The roads began melting but many businesses and homes still did not have power. By 2:00 Wednesday afternoon we had power again. We are VERY thankful we got power so quickly. We know many homes (Aunt Kristen/Uncle Allen included) still are without power!!
This past Friday Olivia Grace got to go to Aunt Amy and Uncle Shawn's to spend the night with the boys (Colton and Chandlan). This was a wonderful treat for OG and Mommy! Thanks Amy!! On Saturday afternoon Brent and I went down to Mansfield so we could have a "surprise" party for Mimi. She probably figured it out, but we had a nice party for her anyway. Happy Birthday Mimi!!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Olivia Grace and I stayed in Little Rock the week after Christmas. We helped Gigi move into her new house. It was a bitter/sweet move. That was the house I grew up in. There were a lot of memories in that house. But change is good!!! Gigi moved into a brand new house that is very close to Ellen and Jordan. We are very happy for her. For New Year's Eve we went over to the Bryant's house. It was great to see many friends. I got to spend the evening with Lindsey (we grew up together) and her family. We missed our Daddy on New Year's Eve, but he had to work. I didn't take any pictures of Gigi's new house (I worked the entire time), but I took some of us on New Year's Eve. Happy New Year!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
After spending Christmas morning at our house, we loaded up and headed to Ft. Smith. Olivia Grace was so excited to see her Gigi and Mamaw and Papaw. Olivia Grace's 2nd cousins Maggie, Chloe Jean, and Charlie were also there. The kids had so much fun playing games and babies. The next day Aunt Ellen and Jordan came. Olivia Grace always loves playing with her JorJor. Friday afternoon the weather was beautiful, so we took all the kids to the park.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Olivia Grace really didn't know what to think when she woke up and saw what Santa had brought her. Brent and I said, "Olivia Grace Santa brought you a cool pink jeep." Her response was, "that isn't a pink jeep, that is a brown jeep." Brent and I nearly died!!!!! All the work Santa and his helper elf had put into making that jeep pink!! In her defense it was a little dark and only Christmas tree lights on. However as soon as we took it outside she could see that it was pink. She LOVES it!!!! She took her Mini Mouse on a ride with her. She is so good at driving it. It is hilarious watching her turn her music on and driving all over the place. She drives, turns, and throws it into reverse. And of course it is "high" gear. It was just too slow for her in low gear. It is funny when she brings her purse and cell phone in her jeep. She also likes to have her a "diet coke" in her cup holder. I don't know where she gets that from!!! ha ha! Santa also brought OG a few other things, but they were not near as cool as the jeep.
Santa Clause came to see Olivia Grace again this year. She had asked him several times for a pink jeep. As always good old St. Nick pulled through another year. "He" did not bring your typical girly pink jeep. "He" brought a custom painted pink jeep. "He" wanted OG to have an off-road pink jeep. Santa found out that his elves don't make "pink" off-roading jeeps. So "he" and his little elf (Uncle Shawn) took a blue Jeep Hurricane to "their" workshop and painted it with pink automotive paint. So OG now has a one-of-a-kind jeep!!! That Santa Clause is just too kind!!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Greatdad (95 years old) and Nana came for Christmas. We always count it a blessing to spend Christmas with them. Nana even did her own shopping for each of the great-grandkids. The girls (OG and Rebekah) got baby dolls and the boys got big trucks.