A Near Miss and Yet Another Milestone

Weekly Happenings: If you’ve been on any form of social media at all or watched the news, you’ve heard about Hurricane Harvey. We were a bit nervous because it was projected to head straight for us. In fact, they canceled all church services last Sunday in anticipation of possible severe weather and flooding. We made sure our emergency supplies were stocked and…waited. Then, as is the way with unpredictable things like hurricanes, the storm switched directions. While the southeast portion of San Antonio saw some flooding and whatnot, all we had was a bit of wind and rain. Other parts of South Texas were not so lucky. Coastal beach cities (like Corpus Christi, Rockport, and Port Aransas) sustained heavy damage and Houston had some devastating flooding. Aid has started flowing in though, so hopefully things will get better soon. One thing we have been dealing with here is a sort of self-created gasoline shortage of sorts. People got scared that we would run out of gas (because a lot of our foundries are in the Corpus or Houston areas) and started loading up on gasoline, even though they didn’t really need to. Because of that, it’s been hard to find gasoline. Luckily, Paul and I filled up before the storm and haven’t really been driving places, so hopefully by the time we need to fill up, things will have calmed down. The other major thing that happened this past week was that Joseph started kindergarten…and loves it (no surprise there, though).

The Weekly Weather: It’s been really nice, actually. The first part of the week was breezy and cool (probably lingering effects from the storm). It did start to warm back up by then, but it hasn’t been too bad, really. Can’t ask for more than that for the end of August!

What Paul’s Been Up To: Mainly just work and the normal upkeep of the house and yard.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: I almost forgot that Friday was my birthday! Paul had the day off, so we had a fun lunch at home (so Abigail could still nap), he made me dinner, and then we had cake and ice cream with friends. Other than that, it was a pretty typical week.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been loving school and was excited to have me bring in cookies on Friday to share with his class to celebrate his birthday (which is today). It’s hard to believe we have a six-year-old! He also got to go to a friend’s birthday party (which is always fun). He’s looking forward to having friends come over this weekend to officially celebrate his birthday.

What Abigail’s Been Up To: Mainly just being her normal awesome cute self. She seems to finally be getting over the side-effects of her antibiotic, which makes everyone happy!

This Week in Pictures:

Joseph made us friendship bracelets. I love that he considers me one of his best friends!
Excited to get going to school.
Now for a picture in front of the house…
I’m so glad we live walking distance from the school. The drop-off and pick-up situation for people driving was a little crazy this first week!
Playing with Play-Doh at his seat.
The skies on Monday were gorgeous!
It was breezy, cool…it almost felt like fall. 😉
He sure did!
At his friend’s birthday party.
My sister sent some stuff for Joseph. She was going to send them earlier (when it was cooler), but they got misplaced. As soon as she found them again, she sent them off. He loves to play dress-up with the ear-muffs and gloves and wants it to be cooler so he can wear them all the time. 🙂
Fascinated with (or possibly slightly freaked out by) the ceiling fan… 😉 
Played herself to sleep…

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