Monday, November 18, 2013

Tornado 11/17/2013

Sunday night was a night I will never forget.

I'll take you back to Friday night.. Jason, Kobe, my parents and I met up with my brother at a local Mexican Restaurant for dinner. We are eating and talking.. I had brought up the weather and everyone ALWAYS makes fun of me, because I "freak" about the weather. If I hear we have a chance of bad weather I'll go ahead and plan on being at my parents house "just in case". Well They were teasing me because I was already was making plans for Sunday.. so anyways.. lets speed up to Sunday.. I slept in til almost 10 which felt nice.. I got on my laptop and first thing I see is.. weather.. so my anxiety was already creeping up.. so I threw some clothes in the wash and went ahead and got ready for the day.. I kept seeing ppl post different times as to when the weather will be here.. so I  was looking at more weather related stuff.. different pages etc.. They all said about the same thing.. so then I see a friend on FB say that they upped our "Tor-Con" which is a 1-10 scale of what your chances of tornadoes are. Ours changed to a 9! So I asked Jason to go ahead and take me into Washington.. Even if the storms don't come or arent as bad I still had to get my brother's truck to use for the week. I had our bags pack except Kobe's clothes because they were in the wash. The wash was done so I just grabbed a wet outfit out of the washer and threw it into a insulated bag to dry at my parents. Jason thinks I'm ridiculous when I get like this over weather.. actually a lot of people do.. do I care? Yes. Does it stop me? NOPE! I've had storm anxiety since I was little.. SO did my brother.. WORSE than I did.. he seems to forget that when he teases me. So anyways.. I get to my parents and we run out to Wal-Mart.. then drop my dad off at the house and Mom, Kobe and I run out to our new shoe store in town to get Kobe some new shoes.. Check out these bad boys!

So anyways while we are in there it starts to POUR! No storming just rain.. so we head back to my parents and we are watching the weather and there are Tornado warnings popping up all over the place.. of course we are right in the line.. usually it weakens by the time it gets to us so no one takes the weather serious.. except me.. well the storms were coming fast and warning were too.. finally our sirens go off.. so we talked dad into heading to my brothers house since its a nice finished basement with a livingroom and whatnot.. so I call my sister and her and her hubby and new baby come over.. Dad and I were standing outside and we heard a weird roar sound.. so I was looking on FB on my phone and saw a friend say there was a tornado outskirts of town.. it happened so fast and then the sun was out and it was like nothing even happened.. so we heard a certain part of town got hit which was over by my grandparents so we headed over there to check on them.. that side of town looked like a war zone it was heart breaking.. here are some pics.. some of these I borrowed from friends.. and local newspaper. Thanks Jenny Catt of Catt photography for sharing your pics with me

Thankfully my parents house was fine.. and nothing happened in our little town I live in.. today I saw a map and IF that sucker woulda stayed on the ground my parents house would have been hit .. But there were NO deaths or serious injuries! Praise the Lord!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Welcome Baby Noah, my precious Nephew, Our tiny package from God!

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Sooo Friday morning (the 8th) I was sitting at my parents.. enjoying doughnuts from a new bakery that opened in town when my sister came in about 8:30-9ish.. She stopped in the door way and was bent over and in pain.. She says "I need someone to take me to the hospital for observations for my high blood pressure." So I offered and then she tells us how she thinks she's in labor because she has been sick all morning and in pain.. but she wasn't for sure.. so we head up to the hospital for observations and we get checked in and up to the OB floor.. she get in a hospital bed with her clothes on and hooked up to monitors and a blood pressure cuff.. well her blood pressures were fine up there.. but she tells the nurse finally that she thinks she's in labor.. so the nurse checks her and she is dilated 4  and had a "bulging bag" meaning her water was about to break any minute so they ended up moving her to a delivery room. She was in fact in full blown labor. So she was a trooper and laid there in labor while we waited for the anesthesiologist to come up and give her an epidural by that time Josh had made it up there.. so close to 11 she finally got it and her DR. would be in at noon to break her water and get things going.. so he came in.. checked her.. she was almost a 6.. he broke her water then left.. the nurse was having a hard time getting Noah's heart rate so the Dr. came back in and put an internal monitor on Noah and left again.. so the nurse was watching the monitor and I could tell something was up and she went out to get the Dr, and he came back in.. they adjusted Amanda like 40 times to try to get Noah in the right position and the only way they could get a strong heart beat was if she was on her head.. I'm not kidding.. her head was back down as far as it could go in that bed and her feet were up straight in the air.. after that.. things went sooo fast.. the Dr. decided Noah needed to come out  and to come out now.. so all these nurses, surgical nurses, sooo many ppl came flying.. they threw an oxygen mask on her.. ppl were pushing meds in her.. prepping her for surgery at a VERY fast pace.. there was no getting up there to her either.. Josh and I just looked at each other like we didn't know what to do.. we were floored, scared, nervous, confused, etc. finally it was like a brief moment I could get up there by her.. she looked scared and I patted her on her arm and told her she will be okay.. then I lost it.. some support system I am huh? I was an emotional wreck.. as they took her away to the OR and Josh was changing into scrubs to head to the OR I just sat there in the silent empty room and bawled.. I was so scared for her and scared for Noah.. I managed to call my mom in between crying and praying and told her what was going on and called Shanda and filled her in.. my dad came up there to be with me... as soon as he walked in the doors not even 10 minutes after they wheeled her away they played the lullaby on the loud speaker which meant Noah was here! I cried some more I had several nurses stop in and tell me Amanda and Noah were doing great!! So dad and I got the things together and walked down to the nursery and waited for Noah to come down there.. here he came..

 She held him up so I could see him and get a pic..

I kept telling my dad... He's so little... then she held the card up so I could see his weight and length..
it said 4lbs and 14oz .. 18inches I was shocked he was so tiny.. we've never had tiny babies.. I kept praying he was ok.. and that he would do ok.. I kept waiting for them to put him on oxygen or something and they never did.. he was perfect and healthy just a tiny package from God..

Amanda's Baby Shower

Josh's sister Shanda and I put Amanda on a baby shower for little Noah.. It was a "Fishing" Theme.. I didn't get many pics because My Phone was dying and my memory card for my digital camera was still in my computer!.. So here are just a few..

The YUMMY cake

It was a nice shower but I was soooo glad it was over! But I enjoyed doing it for her!!
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Kobe's school play

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First off look at this rotten dog..

 Everytime we would roll the dice he would try to get it and take off with it lol

So Kobe had a school play and had to have a costume.. Its was a swamp themed play so they gave us a list of costume and we picked a red spotted newt.. so that meant I had to get my sewing machine out... which meant YouTube had to give me a refresher course lol.. it was SO helpful!!

I cute out a lot of brown spots out of felt and my hands hurt lol

Here is my spotted newt!

Halloween 2013

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This year I made Kobe's costume.. He wanted to be a coal miner like his uncle Adam.
So I bought a safety green shirt and Looked and looked everywhere for reflective tape and couldn't find any so I found some white duct tape and went with that lol.. Go figure I found reflective sew on strips at walmart last week.. Uncle Adam let him use his hard hat and Daddy let him use his helmet light and we borrowed Papaws lunch box... I thought he looked pretty darn cute and we got TONS of compliments on it..

I just used Halloween makeup to make him "dirty"
We went Trick or Treating with Amanda and Olivia.. we went to a lot of the safe spots and to family's houses
Of course we carved pumpkins too..

This is my favorite part.. I love the smell, texture, and fun of carving pumpkins :)

 Cheaply made carving tools lol

I made goodie bags for Kobe's class this year for his "Fall Party"
Here is what went in them:
 Here is all the goodies

 Spider Rings
 Plastic skeleton guys
 Bat rings

 Pumpkin gum

 Gummie eyeballs
 Little coloring packs that came with a mini coloring book, crayons and sticker

 These cute bags to put them in..

 I made Kobe and Liv up a special one and stuck them in these CUTE cups!


Craft Show

Its been awhile since I posted.. I honestly hate when I do this.. I have all these words and events to write about but then when I sit down to do it I get side tract or I just don't have the energy after all lol.. So anyways..

The night before the craft show.. I baby sat my cousin's kiddos.. 3 of them.. they were perfect. One is a 5 yr old boy.. Him and Kobe had SO much fun.. The other is a 1 yr old girl.. she hung out with me mainly and then just a couple week old baby girl.. I LOVED every minute of that :) We had a good slumber party ;)

The next morning.. my mom, very pregnant sister and me went to the craft show we go to every year.. I actually had some money this year which when you have money you never find anything you want lol.. But I did find Kobe some things..


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