We are safe but maybe not sound

Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We are safe from the storm so far.  Still struggling with the newcity. The boys hid this morning when it was time to go to school (and it broke my heart) but we are putting on our best attitudes and marching forward.  Kate and I need to find some activities/friends to keep us busy during the day.

Go over to the Matilda Jane blog today to see Kate in a most "ladylike" pose:)  We were at the zoo and it was hot so she kept lifting her shirt! It is a funny shot. Here are some other shots from the zoo....

A very hot and very tired Harry on the train.

Will looking pensively at what used to be his favorite animal (when he as a toddler) the Okapi.  He was obsessed with Okapis for a few years (pre-hedgehog obsession). In fact, at our local zoo then, he could touch and pet the Okapi.  Everytime we visited, the Okapi used to go right up to Will for a petting.  It was as if it recognized him.

Kate looking at the sea lions in  her cute Matilda Jane skirt.

On the train....It is a little out of focus.  I only brought my 50mm and I struggle getting a few subjects in focus with the  shallow depth of field.

Again, thank you for all the good wishes and prayers.  We have needed them and I am grateful for each and every one.  Our prayers go out to those who have suffered loss from Gustav.


  1. I am so glad that you are safe from Gustav and that you have electricity and can stay cool!!! I will certainly keep you all in our prayers during this entire transition phase....so sorry it is so hard on the boys too....that would make it extra hard on me as a mom...Hope you have a great day!

  2. I am glad...so glad you are safe and pray that this new week brings new, fabulous opportunites. I am sad the boys hid before school...that is heartbreaking.

    Positive thoughts coming your way!!!


  3. Great pictures! Still praying for all of you to find a home and get adjusted!!!

  4. Glad you are all well and were able to go out and have fun together as a family, I hope school gets better soon for the boys.


  5. Oh - Kim!
    I i'm praying for your family - especially the boys. I know this is so hard on you all. I really hope that you find a house this week and normality starts to sink back in. Love the images and Kate IS TOO stinckin' cute on the Matilda Jane blog - I love the Pepsi cup too :D
    Ladybug hugs,

  6. I am so happy to hear that you are safe!!! Kate is adorable!! I just ordered a ton from Matilda Jane...my dh thanks you for the site : ) I have a rep that lives right near me. Yeah for me!!!
    My heart breaks for your boys. I am so sorry. I hope you find a house soon and that all the pieces to the puzzle come together. I'm sending hugs, prayers and positive thoughts your way {{{{hug}}}}

  7. So glad you are doing well and you are safe..
    Things will get better.. keep your chin up..
    Love the pictures..
    Kate's little skirt is adorable..

  8. I am so glad you are safe and sound ... you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry the boys are having a difficult adjustment to school ... it is so hard, especially on us moms. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you ... even though I haven't been commenting.


  9. Glad to hear that the storm spared you. I hope the boys will get used the their new school and start to like it and that you will find activities to do with Kate.
    Stay positive!

  10. Thanks for the update. I have wanted to call you many times, but I know it is hard for you to just chat!
    Does Dave like his job? Because you know your house is still for sale here...LOL!
    Enjoyed the pics. I just made my first Matilda Jane purchase from Diana...don't tell Jeff~

  11. Looks like you guys had a nice outing. Everything will work out the way it's meant to..just try to stay strong. Boys will be okay..just take time to adjust and for things to settle down. I hope you are able to get someplace you fall in love with as much as the other home and the boys will have a school they will love!

  12. Glad to hear you are safe!!!! So nice to be welcomed to town that way!!

    LOVE the Kate Belly Shot! Reminder about my show on the 11th if you "need" anything. If you do, let's chat first... I may have a few surprises to sell!

    Miss you!

  13. Thanks for posting - you all look well!

    Oh how sad I am that the boys hid before school - tragic, Kim, truly. I am praying this week brings happy surprises and comfort and calm.

    Kate's skirt is darling!! I love it - is that a summer skirt - absolutely never saw it! I tried to order some of those leftovers during the sale and never got through, bummmer:)

    Thinking of you...

  14. I am glad you are safe. Kate is darling in her MJ skirt. I love skirts that swish and swirl. The boys hid! :-( I am sorry about the school situation.

  15. Kim,

    It breaks my heart the boys are having such a hard time. I will really be praying for them. I am glad you and your family are safe. I am also praying about the house. You never know, sometimes deals on houses fall through. Only time will tell what door the Lord will open around the corner. :)


  16. So glad that you are safe and sound! I saw the pic of Kate on MJ's site and left Denise a comment. Kate is such a cutie pie.

    I just received a mammoth order from MJ and cannot wait to put it on Paige! She, however, would prefer dance shorts and a tee anyday...oh well : )

  17. Kim,

    I love this Matilda Jane line. Where can I purchase these?


  18. So glad to hear you are safe and sound so far!

    Love the belly picture of Kate! She is soooo adorable!

    Sorry to hear the boys are having a hard time. I hope each day gets better. Hang in there!

  19. Thanks for checking in (with us). Glad to hear you are safe! So sorry this is so tough on the boys! I can only imagine the heartbreak when they were hiding. Hopefully you will look back on this soon, with them, and chuckle (with them) at their creativity. Again, I am sorry this is so tough.

  20. So sorry that you are still finding your way in the new city and the boys are having a hard time with school...it must be heatbreaking...try to stay positive!!

    I followed your link to the MJ blog...too precious...Kate is so adorable...what a great photo!!

    I am very excited...Kate at Livin La Vida Lia is having a MJ Party next month and I cannot wait...

    Hope this week brings a ray of light your way!


  21. Glad to hear that Gustav did not bother you too much. Hope that school and all improves very soon for all you, esp. your sweet sons. Kate is adorable in her Matilda Jane skirt. Take care.


  22. Hopefully one day in the not too distant future you will look back at this time as one where your family really pulled together and depended on one another for strength and support. I know that doesn't make the "here and now" any easier, though, so I continue to pray that some rays of hope and sunshine descend upon you SOON.

    Please continue to keep us posted. Lots of people out here care about you and your family.

  23. Oh Kim,

    Kate is sooooooooooo beautiful¡¡¡¡¡


  24. I'm glad you are all safe from Gustav. When I was in AZ, I kept checking in for updates while praying that another Katrina was not on the way!

    The zoo looks fun! LOL with Kate's pose.

    I hope the boys come around soon. It can't be easy.


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