What an insane week this has been!
We had storm (#1) take down a huge part of a pine and put it ever so perfectly across the immaculate yard of our neighbor. Cleaned that tree up by myself in record time while Phil was at work. Got wifey brownie points on that one:).
We threw a bowling birthday party for Mr. Smith, who is now 33 years old! But still, snoops around for presents and gets super excited for his parties:). hehe. It was a super great birthday for the big guy:).
We took a family golfing trip with his new clubs (more wifey points, there...thank you very much) and I managed to stay inside the moving golf cart throughout the entire trip. Score.
Then we had storm #2, which left us without electricity and with 5 times the number of trees down as storm #1. We are still working on the yard/tree situation....BUT. We did take the kiddies to a hotel the last two nights. The only room left had a jacuzzi. Which the kids thought was a pool, so that worked out nice:). Although, I never pictured myself in the jacuzzi suite with Phil....and two little munchkins.
So the week has been crazy.fun.stressful...We are back home now, with power on. Woop. Woop.
Even though it wasn't a normal, relaxing stretch of summer, we do have lots of good memories. The kids will remember hanging out together, just playing...no gadgets or tv or xbox. Just the two of them. And we will all remember swimming in the jacuzzi pool, bathing suits and all:). And learning about weather....and how (one little girl, in particular) needs to stay calm and not panic. Lightning bugs and playing outside at 9pm...just to get some relief from the heat. We spent time with family. And, after a couple days of just doritos and cheese crackers, learned that hot dogs and baked beans are probably one of the most awesomely delicious meals ever created.
And although skies look pretty peaceful at this point...I'm still in awe of the power of nature. It's such a small glimpse at the unfathomable power and strength of my Creator...so humbling and spectacular.
Hope you all have a lovely 4th of July. I've gotta get these two kids to some fireworks tonight...they may seem pretty dull, though, compared to the last few days:).