Monday, August 28, 2017

Life With the Lees: Weekend Recap 8.28.17

Hey everyone! Thank you to everyone who has been checking in on us! We've had a TON of rain the past 3 days, and we are preparing for more. Before the bad weather moved in, we went to Meet the Teacher night at school. I took one kid with a swollen eye (sty inside his eyelid) and another kid missing half her face (fighting with the sidewalk at the playground) to meet their teachers, so who knows what those poor ladies think of me as a mother! The teachers were great, and I have a really good feeling about this school year!


The rain and wind moved into Houston on Friday, and we prepped the back yard and the pantry for a long weekend of "hunkering down." We were very fortunate to be passed up by some tornadoes that touched down just 2 stoplights away from us on Saturday! 


On Saturday night, the water started seeping into the house. It appears that our fireplace has become porous and is the culprit for bringing water in. We're changing the towels out and trying to shop vac as much as we can out of the fireplace. We're safe, just frustrated.


School has been cancelled for this entire first week, so I have been living by the motto, "Watch as much as you can while there's electricity!" We watched Sing, Grown-Ups, Independence Day, Beauty and the Beast and more! 


 

I got some blogging in while catching up with my DVR. 


Tanya shared Jenna's M&M cookie recipe the other day, so we baked some cookies since we had power! Obviously these were a flood necessity!


I did a face mask from Freeman, and then we played around on Snapchat for a bit. 



And we pretty much repeated all of this again yesterday! We're going a little stir crazy and are ready for this weather to move on! Thanks again to everyone who is thinking of us and checking in on us- it really is appreciated! I hope that you have a much drier Monday, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Show & Tell Tuesday and Tuesday Training! 

Linking up with Heather 

26 comments:

  1. So glad you're safe, praying that the rain stops soon. 😕 Enjoy your time with the kiddos, I bet they're ready to get out of the house!!

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    1. I think the kids are actually having a lot of fun- we're just a little on edge seeing so many Houstonians under water and evacuating to shelters. We are truly lucky compared to so many others right now. Thanks for thinking of us!

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  2. I am glad you are all okay! Keep us all posted. I have been thinking about you bunches. Sounds like so far, you have been able to keep yourselves busy but I know being stuck at home can get wearing. Xoxo ERIN

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    1. Thank you Erin! I really appreciate you checking in on us! How is your cousin?

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  3. So glad you are safe! Please keep us posted :)

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    1. Thank you Holly! I appreciate you checking in on us!

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  4. I am SOOO glad you are all safe. I kept checking my Instagram for updates on you all. How heartbreaking, I pray that you all continue to stay safe and I pray the rain stops soon. Praying for you bunches!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! It is truly surreal- non-stop rain since Friday at 8 am. It is not projected to stop until late Thursday, and we've seen so many Houstonians evacuate. We are truly lucky.

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  5. I have been soooooo worried about you! I'm glad you're ok and I'm so sorry you're couped up! This too shall pass but I'm sending oodles of prayers and positive thoughts your way!!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! We are in NW Houston, north of the reservoirs that have been opened, so we are really lucky to be in the area that we are. It is heartbreaking to see so many Houstonians evacuating and leaving destroyed homes.

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    1. Thank you, Shelly! I hope the meteorologists are wrong and that the rain stops before Thursday- this is absolute insanity.

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  7. Oh Allie, I didn't even realize that you guys were in the path! I knew you were in Texas but for some reason I thought you were further north. I am SO glad that you are safe. One of my friends who lives in Houston had been trying to stick it out but she just announced about an hour ago that her street is at risk for high flooding so she's currently packing up and leaving. I'm so sorry for all of you in its path. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Lindsay! I hope your friend is okay! We are in NW Houston, so we are so lucky to not be facing the same devastation that our fellow Houstonians are dealing with.

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  8. I have been thinking about the Texas blog family. I know there is a TON of rain coming your way (ugh more?! NO!) but I'm keeping you guys in my thoughts and hoping for some SUNSHINE and OUT OF THE HOUSE time! xoxoxoxo

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I hope this ends way sooner than projected- it's not good for our fellow Houstonians.

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  9. I keep thinking about you and all my other Texas blog peeps down there. I'm glad the worst is a leaky fireplace and hope that will be as bad as it gets. Stay safe and dry. XOXO

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Everything they are showing on tv is south and east of us, so please know that we are still good for now!

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  10. I've been thinking of you all day! Has the rain stopped at all? I hope after all of this that your fireplace will be an easy fix!! Enjoy ever day off and bake tons (if the power is still working!)

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    1. The rain has been nonstop since 8 am Friday morning. It is surreal and something I don't think we could fathom. People outside of Houston are thinking that the city is so dumb for not evacuating, but it just wasn't possible and would've been even more dangerous. We are safe and very lucky. Hoping the rain will stop eventually so the city can start the months' worth of draining and repairs.

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  11. Praying for you all, and praying the rain stops soon!

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  12. Hope you guys are still faring well. I hope the stir crazies haven't kicked in too much. Praying for you guys.

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    1. We have done pretty well in that department! Thank you!

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  13. I've been praying for everyone being affected by the storm. We lived in Texas for 2.5 years and I can't imagine the amount of water they are getting. When we lived there, they had been in a drought for ages.

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    1. Yes- it is absolutely crazy to have such extremes here. I feel so bad for the people who lost everything. There are a lot of people who have been so strong through it all.

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