Friday, November 27, 2015

Turkey and Gravy and Pie! Oh My!

happy friday! and happy day after thanksgiving!! to those of you out black friday shopping...more power to you. i tend to avoid black friday like the black plague. there isn't a big screen tv in the world that is worth getting trampled on in my book ;0p

i hope everyone had a very happy thanksgiving. this year i'm so grateful for power (thank you vista!), family, reuniting with old friends, and my two little turkeys (husband and little man).

our family celebrated in classic burns family tradition. stuffing our faces, drinking and just generally being merry. my little brother and i did manage to brave the 17 degree weather yesterday morning, and participated in our local turkey trot. it was a blast...until i fell on my butt, TWICE! we had a mini winter storm (yes right after our windpocolyps storm) and its left many of the roads covered in solid sheets of ice, hence my clumsiness during the turkey trot (i don't normally go around falling on my butt ;0p).

we also learned a very important lesson. my little man is EXACTLY like his mama when it comes to thanksgiving food...bring on all the MASHED POTATOES!!! he could not get enough, and i'm pretty sure that's the only thing he ate for dinner last night. he finished all of the potatoes on his plate and then decided he would help himself to mama's mashed potatoes as well. it was too cute to be upset that he ate my favorite thanksgiving dish right out from underneath me ;0)

anywho, here are some family photos from yesterday's turkey feast.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Windstorm 2015

tuesday evening, spokane was hit with a crazy windstorm. we had winds up to 71 mph at one point. by the time the wind died down, there were hundreds of down trees and power lines and over 180,000 people without power in the spokane area. three people lost their lives.

my parents ended up with a tree through the roof of their house and a another tree on top of my mom's car, and while we all lost power (and are yet to get it back!) everyone is safe. we finally decided to check into a hotel room Thursday evening, when are house started to drop below 50 degrees and i'm so glad we made that decision. no power, no hot water, dropping temperatures and a little one is not a good combination.

for now we're cozy and warm in our hotel room and hopeful that our power comes on soon. the local power company is estimating 3-5 days for most people, but i have a feeling we'll be toward the end since we have an actual down power line in our backyard. which basically means the direct power to our house is cut off.

there are a ton of local photos and stories on the local news that showcase the damage done here.

and here are a few photos from my iPhone.