Monday, December 17, 2007


I fell down the icy steps this morning in Bartlesville on my way to the car. It was fun...except not. I have about six inches of skin missing from my shin bone. I hope it grows back. Don't worry, it wasn't too serious. It just hurts!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Oh Happy Day!

Power is back on!

We had a power party last night. Clayton and Stephen stayed with us because both of their places are still out. Other Stephen is coming tonight. We kept the tent up for our guests so they could experience the joyful experience of camping in the King's living room.

Work is freezing today. I have not removed my coat all day. Brrrrrrrrrr.......

Here is another picture from camping. Kody is roasting by the fire.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No Power - Day 3

The past few days have been quite an adventure. We have been without power since Sunday night/early Monday morning. Our house is freezing. We spent Monday evening chopping down frozen tree limbs so they wouldn't break over our drive way and fall on our garage. Kody made me wear ski gloves, a hockey helmet, and ski goggles while we were working. I looked awesome!

We were really lucky. We have a huge tree in our front yard that you can't see in that picture, but it stayed strong! Unfortunately, we are having some roof issues despite nothing falling on the roof. We think it is what is called "ice damming". When ice accumulates on the roof it holds water and allows it to get through. We have four big water spots in our master bed room. Luckily, nothing is dripping and the ceilings haven't busted. We are on the waiting list for three roofers to make sure everything is OK. I think it will be awhile before they get out there. There are a lot of roofs that are in much worse shape than ours. We are blessed!

Last night we decided to have a camp out in the living room. We started a fire, put up the tent, and put the air mattress inside. Bailey was so excited. She slept in the tent with us and kept us warm.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ice Ice Baby

We survived the ice storm. Here is the view from my office of a tree I witnessed crash into the powerline. Scary stuff!

Kody and I left for work/school at 6:15 this morning. The roads were fine, but trees are down everywhere. They said it will be at least next Tuesday before all the power is back on. Ours went out about 2 AM. Bye bye food in the fridge! Luckily, some friends do have power so if when we return home it is still out we will have a place to go. Kody has finals this week so he can't get any studying done at home because we have no light and no computer. What a mess! Thankfull everyone is ok, it's just going to be a little bit of a pain to deal with having no power.

Here is another view from my office. Look at all th pretty ice!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Family Fun

Happy December! I can't believe it is already the last month of the year. It has flown by. Our Christmas festivities have already started! Robin was home this weekend to take the LSAT. She can't come home for Christmas, so we celebrated early. It was a lot of fun to see her even though it was only for a day. Friday night we went to Cheesecake factory with Kody's parents for an early birthday celebration. (his birthday is on the 6th). We only had to wait 15 minutes. Amazing! The Jenks/Union game was going on so we figured everyone was there and that is why we had the short wait. We drove to Edmond Saturay afternoon and went to Chili's with my family and then to Braum's had Robin's Christmas and then ate junk the rest of the day watching football.

The highlight of the weekend had to be Braums. Kody loves Cake Batter ice cream. I have to agree, it is pretty amazing. It is really hard to find and they never sell it where you get the scoops; it is only sold as a half gallon. Kody decided he was going to buy the half gallon and have them scoop it for him so he could eat it there. I was mortified. I don't really know why, but I was. The ladies working there thought it was hilarious. They gave Kody the ice cream scoop and he started scooping away at the counter. Then he scooped samples for the workers to try! Robin got a big waffle cone and after she worked her way down she asked for them to put another scoop on her cone. It was hilarious. I sat in the corner eating my pumpkin ice cream.

Kody's finals start on Friday. He is almost a 3/8 doctor. YAY! Work is still keeping me busy. I have a lot of first quarter buying to get done this week. We close down on the 22nd and open back up on January 2nd for the holidays. It's like Christmas break only I'm not in school. I can't wait.

P.S. I refuse to leave my building during lunch because it is freezing. I'm a wuss.