Thursday, September 4, 2008

Checking in from San Diego

Claire's family were all evacuated late last week with the hurricane boring down on them. All were safe, but scattered...one sister ended up in Florida, one in northern LA, and the rest of the family went to Mississippi...it was a little scary there for a while, especially when they predicted it was going to be a Cat 4 or 5 and hit about 30 miles Southwest of New Orleans...right in Claire's hometown.

But thankfully, the storm broke up and did not cause much damage. So many prayers were answered.

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Spent a little time with my family this past week. Suntans, eating and catching up, what more could you ask for?

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My niece is at a fun stage. She is talking, is very animated and loves to tell stories.


She was playing with her Ernie doll and tossing it up in the air. At one point my sister tossed Ernie a little too high and he got stuck in the window sill. "Oh shoot" she exclaimed as she ran upstairs with the broom to knock it back down.

My niece tells the story this way...

"Mom"
"Ernie"
"Window"
"Oh Shoot"

Very expressive, laughing the entire time. It is hysterical.

7 comments:

Debra W said...

So glad that Claire's family is okay. How scary it must feel to be displaced like that!

I LOVE the story about your niece. What a cutie-pie.

Hugs,
Debbie

Sue said...

I hope you are enjoying our awesome weather!

for a different kind of girl said...

Sounds like your trip is a nice mix of relaxation and fun. Glad Claire's family is ok. Hope everyone is back to their homes now!

Mabunny said...

Glad all is well with Claire and her family. Your niece sounds adorable. glad you got to spend time with your family.
Hope all else is going well:)

Katelin said...

glad to hear claire's family is okay, i can't imagine how scary that must have been.

and woo for san diego! hope you have a great time.

Nashville? said...

So how did Poker night treat you and Steve??

Kimmy said...

Glad everyone is fine after the hurricane. We should be getting some leftover remnants of Hanna this weekend. Just in time for the Patriots opening game. Not worried too much though...with that arm Brady can still launch the football for a hail mary pass!

Kimmy