Saturday, September 13, 2008


Back to the timeline:
Sept. 1 - Gustav moves through. The guys stayed at our house, because we were almost sure that it would flood, even bought a water pump at harbor freight to put out in the yard to pump the flood water into the pond behind our house. Amazingly, our house did not flood; every time that we get any heavy rain, the water collects in the street and comes up into our yard. Joel said that we lost a few shingles off of the roof, but that was it. Having no trees in the neighborhood older than 3 years old was good thing for once. Most of the damage suffered in our area was caused by uprooted and broken trees. We lost power, phone, cable, and water had a boil order. That night after the winds and rain died down some, the guys took off for Ferriday. We lost power in Ferriday shortly after they left. Then Joel's dad called and recommended that we call Mississippi's hotline for road closures to make sure that the guys would be able to make it to Ferriday. I gave them a call and it turned out that Hwy. 61 (goes from Scotlandville to Natchez) was closed because of a tree across the road. So we sent daddy out to meet them at the downed tree so that they could hop in the truck with him. When the guys made it to the tree, a crew had just cleared it, so they were able to pass.

The babies having a good time coloring with pawpaw, before the storm hit.

Eli is starting to crawl. By last Sunday (14th) he had it figured out and is crawling all over the house.
Eli went down to Classy nails and had his nails done. He was able to get in with their best tech, Kailey.

Sept. 2 - Drove back home. It was super hot and sticky with no A.C.Our little generator would only run one fan, the fridge, and a light, so we moved the babies into our room at night so that they could feel the fan.

Sept. 4 - Take off one day early for vacation in Destin. A family in our ward invited us and several other families to stay with them in a beach house that a friend of theirs owns.
Sept. 7 - still at the beach, but we heard from our neighbor that power was back on at home.
Sept. 8 - back home
Sept. 9 - Kailey's first dance class. She did good and got a treat.I had to do a youtube search and learn how to put Kailey's hair in a bun. I didn't do a very good job, by the end of class her hair had fallen apart. This week was much better, it lasted the whole class!

This was right after her first class. She carries her ballet and tap shoes in her bag.

Sept. 11 - picked up Jared, Keri, and Ashlyn at the airport, Joel's parents and sister arrive (evacuated because of Ike), had dinner with a big group of Bonnette's.
Sept. 12 - Allison is 2!!!
Sept. 13 - Allison's birthday party.
Sept. 14 - Wendy and Dad Bonnette's birthday party.

P.S. I am going to add pictures tomorrow.


  1. I hope you have pics of Kailey's dance class. If so, post them!

  2. cute cute cute! :)

    I love all the pics.

    I'm surprised Eli didn't have orange marker all over his mouth. Had it been Jezebel, she'd be covered in marker. Oh, Eli looks so cute with is "nails did". Good Stuff.

    Kailey is adorable in her dance outfit and cute bun. Before I read the text, I was just amazed at how you put her hair in such a neat little bun. I'm glad you've gotten better at it. I don't think I could do it at all. Kailey must be a patient little girl to sit and have her hair put in a bun. :)

    Love you guys!

  3. Oh my gosh! Too cute! I love Eli's nails and KK's hair!

  4. You did a great job with the bun. It's hard to get little girl's hair to stay "did" anyway. You've got a regular salon over there these days huh? With hair and nails. Does Kailey do pedicures too?

  5. Oh wow! He's crawling! Tell Kailey she can give Aunt Courtney a manicure when we pass through town in November.
    I miss you guys so much!