Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Back In The Swing Of Things...

After being out of school for two days and then a 2 hour delay this morning, my kids are finally back at school. As many of you know, hurricane Ike made his way through Ohio. For many of my friends, power hadn't been restored until about 8:00 last night. We were so fortunate that we never lost power. Traffic lights are coming back on, gas stations, restaurants and local businesses are re-opening and the city we live in is starting to feel normal again.

It's really been a fun couple of days with kids. We've been able to sleep in a little longer, and have lunch together. The boys cleaned up the yard, and Ben even got to go play 9 holes of golf with his Dad. Surprisingly, there was a golf course about 30 minutes from here that was open.  Sam got to do his most favorite thing in the whole world- visit the Air Force Museum. The only day the museum is ever closed is Christmas.  Jessica enjoyed sleeping in and spending the night with her best friend.  Last night, we went to the high school soccer game. I think everyone was just really glad to be out and have some sense of normalcy.  Sam got to be one of the "ball boys." which was a pretty big deal:)

Today, I am off to run some errands. I will then come home and catch up on a bible study I am working on and perhaps even get a little cleaning in. I hope you have a good one!


  1. Christy, I've been so far behind reading blogs, but I've gotten caught up with yours now. Wow, that wind did some blowing, huh? It was pretty windy here in Arkansas too, but we didn't get as many trees down as you. Just a lot of leaves and a few limbs.

    The apple butter making looks like such fun. My mom always makes muscadine (is that how you sp that??)

    Oh, and I was so excited to hear that Sarah is expecting again. Now, I will have to head over to her blog and get caught up! Hope you have a great rest of the week. I will be getting things ready for our mission trip next week. Headed to Nebraska.

  2. Hey Christy~
    I'm so glad to hear that things are starting to return to normal for you! How blessed you were NOT to lose power!

    Enjoy your day today.....I'm sure you will enjoy the peace and quiet!!

  3. Sounds like you had a great few days despite the weather...all my friends are telling me stories of wind but they were happy to have a few days off school! What a treat! :) Hope you have a great day!
    P.S. I thought about joining you with that online Bible study but am starting one with my church here...have you ever done the Five Aspects of Woman study? I am a bit intimidated with the work load but really excited!

  4. Apple butter...mmmmmmm. You are a super mom indeed!

  5. you know what struck me, Christy? Was the sense of community that was felt going through all of this. I just love it when things like this happen and we pull together as neighbors, etc? I don't mean that I want natural disasters to occur, I just love to see people give and show thier hearts during things like this. Ironically, Katie only missed one day of school as we never lost power and I home school. I let her have off Monday to play with her friend Shannon. Oh, yeah, I am not feeling the love over at my blog, just so you know. :)

  6. I'm sure you hear it all the time but your daughter and you could be twins! :)

    Glad things are getting back to normal.

  7. Great you are back in school...we are not! Power has still not be restored...I am south of you! Enjoy your day and get caught up!
    -Sandy Toes
    p.s. what is the online Bible study?

  8. What an awesome picture of you and your children!
    I showed your downed-trees pictures to my hubby, because his parents had called from Southern Indiana to let us know that they lost 15 trees. One 10 feet from the house!
    Glad you are getting back into the swing of things.....

  9. Thanks I joined it! I am excited...just ordered the book! It sounds like what I need right now!
    -Sandy Toes

  10. Stop by my blog and play along if you'd like!

  11. Hi Christy,
    I'm so happy that life is getting back to normal. Storms, of any kind, can really put a damper on the routine of life.
    Enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family.
    Blessings, Cindy

  12. Sometimes I just love when the normal schedule gets canceled. Sounds like you had a good couple of days.
    So glad you are joining in on the YES to GOD Tuesday study of "Behind Those Eyes"! Really, really looking forward to reading what God does in your life. I just think He's about to do some great things within all of us and I can barely stand the wait! :)
    Have a great rest of your week. Glad you are safe!
    Blessings & Hugs,

  13. I love reading your blog and I don't even remember how exactly I found it. You have a wonderful little family and I really enjoy all your recipes!! Thanks for sharing all your stories. I really enjoyed reading the post about all your children and how they even got involved on the post. Thanks again!!

  14. I love unexpected days off (as long as I don't loose electricity). It sounds like you got a gift this week in spending some quality time with the people you love most!!

    Enjoy your weekend...


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