Texas has Ike, my sister has spikes (stilletos, that is).

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

What a week! It's been a busy one, and of course all the excitement/anxiety about Ike has made it feel even more busy. My Uncle Dennis and his family, along with my Aunt Pat and her family decided to hunker down and ride the storm. A storm it was! My sister and her family, however, decided to come to our house and watch the storm via CNN versus checking it out in real life. My sister doesn't do well without electricity... Fortunately for my family, everyone is fine. Some damages, yes, but no one is complaining. It could have been MUCH worse...

Speaking of all my family in Houston, I'm realizing I probably never told y'all that we ended up getting a 3rd poodle from the litter our two little bundles of joy came from; Like us, our nieces (who live in Houston) fell in love with Big & Birdie and needed one, too!


Does that look like one happy little girl with her dog or what? This is Big & Birdie's sister, Tilly, with my niece J-Bean (Jillian). We had a litter reunion when they arrived at our house late Thursday night.

These are 3 very tired poodles after playing their little hearts out for several hours. Right after this picture was taken, my nieces had to start getting dressed for a wedding in San Antonio. Prior to Ike, my sister had been planning to spend the weekend with us anyway in order to go to the wedding. But, wedding or no wedding, I know my sister too well and she would not have risked 5 minutes without electricity. It's just not her nature ....


Her daughter, however, is all about nature. This is J-Bean all dressed for the wedding... I guess she got dressed before anyone else and managed to have time to go climb a tree while waiting on everyone else. Isn't she a cutie? Something tells me she could probably handle a few hours without electricity ...

And here's the family all gussied up and ready to go party in San Antonio. Aren't they pretty?

I know y'all want a better shot of my sister's dress and shoes... She looked HOT if I do say so myself. You would never know she is an Ike evacuee...

In all seriousness, our thoughts and prayers to our neighbors in the Houston/Gulf Coast area. Godspeed.

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