Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We're okay..

Just a quick post to let you know that we are okay.
We got power restored a few days ago. Got a lot to take care of. My dad and sis still are not able to get to their homes but everyone is safe.

I have a lot I want to share about this experience but that will have to wait a bit longer.

Thank you all who sent messages and emails of support. They do help.

I'll be back as soon as I can.

Huggs to all,

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike update

Hello all...
I would have posted sooner but we had a brief power outage and my wireless went out for a bit.

Well, we are feeling it now.. We have the outer bands over us right now and are having 46 mph winds. They are supposed to reach 87 mph for our area.

There have been fires in Galveston, the island and bay area are flooded, and the piers are gone. They just had a live report from Galveston and it is soo bad there. The seawall is 17'-18' and right now that water level is over the seawall. The storm is actually ripping the asphalt off of Seawall Blvd. The eye is still about 40 miles offshore.

There are nearly 500,000 residents without power. They expect that number to reach 5.2 million. As I type this, we just had 3 power surges but fortunately that came back on as quickly as they went off.

At this point, I'm not sure if I will be able to make another post or not. I am praying that our power hangs on. If so, I will be back in a couple of hours with another update.

Thank you all for the caring kind messages. Bless you all!


Another Update

Hello friends..
It is 6pm here.. The winds are starting to pick up now but nothing to bad yet.
This is hubby trying to stabilize our little sprout.. She hasn't been there near long enough to fight this one on her own. :(


Not much of an update but this is really a waiting game. I will have more for you after I get this bunch here fed.

Thank you all so very much for your thoughts and prayers. You all are so wonderful and caring.

See ya soon.

Hurricane Ike Update

This is Berta.. Yep, we named our house. :)
She's ready and waiting to take care of us through this.

Waiting for Ike

Galveston is getting hit pretty hard and the outer bands haven't even made it in yet.
Residents of High Island and Surfside are now unable to leave. In the bay, we are expecting 20' surge and 50' waves.

This update is as of noon today. As things progress, I will update more frequently.

Huggs to all.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Well he's coming, and moving closer to Houston than originally expected...
Have been boarding up and getting ready for his arrival.. We're gonna stay put and have family coming to stay with us so I will post updates for as long as I am able to. We are hoping it doesn't strengthen, however this is a very large storm so it is still going to be pretty bad regardless.


X marks the spot where we are. :(

More to come..

Huggs to all!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bloggy Love

Lookie lookie at the "Nelly Love" I just received from my bff April.

If you haven't read her blog yet, head on over and pay her a visit.

Thank you sweetie!

Huggs to all!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Swap Tags

Just wanted to share with you all the tags that I made for Speckled-Eggs Birthday Tag Book swap. I had sooo much fun with these!

Speckled-Egg's Birthday Tag Book Swap

Gotta get back to work on my shop..
Huggs to all!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Hey all.. Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. I wanted to take a minute and tell you all about a couple of friends of mine.

First off is a very dear friend of mine Kimmie. She makes some of the most beautiful jewelry designs I have seen, and own quite a few of her pieces myself. :)
If you would like to see some of her available designs, head on over to her Etsy shop "The Pink Martini Boutique" and check her out.

Next I would like to introduce you to a new friend of mine, April. She too has an Etsy shop, "The ArtChics". Something I just found out myself is that April is also a wonderful graphic designer and has just set up shop online. You can find her at "Mingo Designs". I myself will be seeking her services very soon. :)
She has a portfolio with some of her work on her website. Go check it out.

Until later,
Big Huggs,