Nasty Ol' Fay

UPDATE... I HAVE NOT BEEN TAKING PICTURES... we have survived the storm escaping with a slight leak in our living room ceiling... Tropical storm Fay was ugly here... i was stuck in St Cloud while Fay came through town and just about flooded out our house. the water came up to about 2 feet away from our front door. John called me when his office shut down early with an update of the waters... he said he was walking outside on the sidewalk and the water was up to his knees... someone in a kayak and a dude paddling on a surfboard had just cruised by the road behind our house... by the time i got home on Thursday the standing water around our street had been pumped out... thank heavens.

this is for real... just west of our house.

this is the park right next to our house.

the braid brigade... while we had evacuated to Mom an Dad's house during that nasty ol' Fay... we partied til our wheels fell off... Erika and SHanda were visiting so we counted ourselves lucky that we had an excuse to have a big sleepover... V's kid's school was cancelled... we ate lots of food played lots of "canasty" and even swam through the storm... pics to come.


Goldie hanging out with her best friend...

She has her 7th tooth coming in
this is my favorite thing

this particular night i asked john to go lay down with her (aka put her to bed... we are not one bit "baby wise" we break all the rules) so he was supposed to be getting her settled down and i heard them in our room.. she was laughing like crazy... i swear it was like 2 minutes later... i came in to take over and found this... what ever works.


  1. So much rain! I'm glad you guys are o.k. Looks like you guys had tons of fun. Goldie is soooo cute.

  2. thanks for the update! i have nothing going on but i always try to post stuff missy :) mostly because nick's dad checks it everyday and makes a stink when i don't....and i still want you over for dinner with your familY! lets make it happen!

  3. first, i cannot believe that storm. I'm so glad you guys are ok. for some reason I thought since your higher up in florida you weren't affected.. boy was I wrong. I'm glad your ok. second, goldie is so stinking cute!!!

  4. I love that picture of you hubby and Goldie, so precious. Eric and Ady used to do that all the time.

  5. I'm glad to know that you guys are OK! How lucky you were to move right before it all happened. Goldie has grown so much in the last month! Scott and I are trying to find some time to get away and come visit! I will let you know.

  6. WOW what a SToRM! Crazy. I was wondering if that got you guys. Weather is no joke is it? You guys look great!


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