Sunday, April 22, 2007

who turned out the lights...?

Well, we have had quite an interesting series of events since my last update on Wednesday. That night, around 1am, our power went out. A pretty bad Spring snowstorm blew through here, knocking down power lines, leaving a huge mess and terrible road conditions. Needless to say it was pretty chilli in here Thursday morning when we woke up! Obviously school was cancelled...our whole town was shut down basically. I was kinda worried as I had no cash on hand to buy gas if I needed to leave or for food (if the grocery store was even open). The kids were happy about not having school and headed out to play in all the heavy, wet snow. They built a huge snowman and a fort which they then had a big snowball fight behind. I really needed a cup of coffee and thought that I could go out to the van and use our power converter thing we have there...stupid coffee pot overloaded it and wouldn't brew. I was determined to get a cup, so I boiled water on the bbq and then slowly poured it into the filter...worked pretty good!! My neighbor was quite happy when I showed up on her doorstep with a travel mug for her. I wrapped the pot in tinfoil to try and keep it warm...lol!! Thank goodness I had stuff I could cook on the bbq for lunch and suppper. As the day wore on, it got colder in here and the novelty of having a day off from school was wearing thin with the boys. Gavin kept saying how he wanted the power to come on so he could watch a movie! We sat around and sang songs by candle light at night trying to pass the time until we could go to bed. The boys all ended up sleeping in the same room under about 5 comforters, with socks and hoodies on!!
Brian had made it home so not only did I have the flannel sheets for warmth, I had body heat too....no funny ideas either people...lol!! Somehow, typing it out, it doesn't sound as bad as it really was. Luckily, they had it fixed by 3am Thursday night/Friday morning and everyone was nice and toasty by morning. No electricity is something I have no desire to experience any time soon!! I am too attached to the modern day conveniences I have in my life...lol!

It's been awhile since I shared anything I have done creatively, so I am doing that now...ya I know some of them still need journaling...I'm getting there!!

Gavin was quite proud of the fact he learned how to wink. He came up to me in the kitchen and said, "Hey Mom, look at me", I turned around to see this cute, scrunched up face...

Carsyn and Gavin playing go fish together...a rare moment they were getting along...
Gavin has dreams of being a drummer one day and asked the hairdresser to give him a mohawk...I thought he was going to fall out of the chair when she offered to make it green...
just a silly pic of Gavin during potty training
Carsyn's first lost tooth
Reilly showing us his wacky sense of humor...

Off I go, back to my scrapspace. Gotta go with the mojo when I can and while Brian is home to help with the kids so I can have time alone to scrap. Plus my next couple of weekends are busy. Next weekend, I am going to Red Deer to spend some time with my dear friend Vicki before she moves in with her fiance and the weekend after that I am going on a scrap retreat!!
Lot's of good times ahead...hope you have some too!!

ps. Thanks to those of you who did the tag...it was great to read your random facts!!

8 comments:

Stacy said...

lol laura i was wondering about you guys poor things!!! i remember last summer when we got a heck a hail storm wrecked our house cost the insurance right around 50,000 to fix not to mention my brand new van that still has to be fixed yet lol i can understnad for the most part we never lost power but i have in the past its kinda scary lol!!

jessi said...

wow!!! stopping in for morning "coffee", seems to be the only way I get to 'chat' with you these days!! Love how creative you were with coffee...where there's will, there's a way!!! Sounds like some good memories came out of a not sopleasant experience!!! glad your power came back on!!! I absolutely LOVE that wink LO!!! it turned out awesome!!! and the other LO's are fabulous too!!! way for some scrapping MOJO!!! have a fabulous week!!!

MonaS! said...

wow - great to see your mojo hard at work! You got an AMAZING amount of stuff done. WTG - great job!

Sherri said...

Wow my dear, quite the little adventure you all had, I was wondering where you had disappeared to, glad to hear you are all okay and that life is getting back to normal.

I need to get to some scrapbooking haha, I have actually been focusing on scrapping space organizing and that sometimes can be just as fun, but loved your layouts and they have inspired me once again to get at it.

Hope you have a lovely week and that your power stays on and strong. :-) Take care

irisbleu said...

Love your LO's! I hope you don't lose your power again.

Kelsey_N said...

Hey Laura,

Hope your week is going well!

Have a good night.

grover said...

whoooweee! lots of great layouts! i love the one with the stampin in a circle..that looks awesome!

Sherri said...

Took another look at all the cool new layouts posted - just love them - love the bottom one with the arrows in the patterned paper looks awesome - actually I like them all they are all so different and have so many different techniques- Awesome thanks so much for sharing. :-)