Wednesday, December 31, 2008
So, I know I haven't posted in a while, and I have a lot to update when our computer is up and working again, but I have to mention the incident that happened last night. It was about 8'oclock in the evening when this all happened. Taylor had gone over to the "barn" (which is our separate guest house) to play video games. I had put the kids to bed and was watching a movie in the family room. All the lights in the house were off. Suddenly, I see a light turn on behind me- I could see the reflection in the window next to the tv. There was a man standing there in our hallway. I jumped off the couch, turned around and started asking "who's there? what are you doing in here?" He flipped the light back off and ran back to the other side of the house (of course the side where my kids were sleeping) I ran to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, then the phone and dialed for Taylor- he came as fast as he could and ran straight for where I had seen him. We have a door that leads to the back patio from our master bedroom- it was unlocked! So Taylor grabbed the gun and went to the backyard while I checked on the kids and called 911. They were at our house so fast, and made us get the kids and get out of the house. Luckily we have great neighbors and we stayed with them while the cops did their thing- there were so many cops, there were dogs, csi, everything! Of course they didn't find the guy, but the scary thing is that we never-ever use that door, but earlier that day we had a dish network guy putting up our dish, and he used that door. I don't know if it was him, or if he left it unlocked on purpose, or if it was just coincidence that it was unlocked for someone else to get in- all I know is that it terrified me to know that someone was in our house. I took the kids and slept at my parents house. I am just so grateful that my children and my family were not hurt and everything turned out ok. The guy didn't even grab the new wii that was sitting in that same hallway!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Taylor's cousin Chris Anderson and his wife Heidi had a baby girl, Jersey, on November 25, 2008. She was born with no pulmonary valve and a hole in her heart. On December 2 she underwent surgery to repair her heart and put in a donor pulmonary valve. Currently, she is in critical condition. They have a blog that they update frequently (you can find the link under "Andersons" in my list). If anyone is able to donate to help out this sweet family, just click the button at the top of my sidebar. They are in need of all the help they can get. Please keep them in your prayers!
Monday, December 1, 2008
It is becoming a tradition in our family to spend Thanksgiving at the dunes. We can't get enough of that sand!!
My mom thought it would be cute to have our family pictures taken at the dunes, so she was the designated photographer, and I must say she did a marvelous job- we love how they turned out! Here are a few more of our favorites. Thanks Mom!