Monday, September 29, 2008

2 yr. anniversary

So, on September the 23rd Zach and I celebrated our 2nd year anniversary. WOW! I cannot beleive it has been 2 years already. I guess when you are having fun the time flies by. I am so lucky to be married to a wonderful, supportive, and lets not forget sexy husband. He spoils me and I love it. :) He had a dozen long stem red roses delivered to the house. They were soooo beautiful. I took alot of pics of them. Zach said, "Why are you taking so many pics of the flowers." I said, "Because I hardly ever get flowers. This is like once a year occasion to me."
Anyways, for our anniversay we went to a dinner and a movie. We played it low key since we went on a 10 day vacation in August. So the restaurant we went to is a new place called Vegas Grill. I would not recommend that place to anyone. The atmosphere was not good and the food was WAY over priced for the quality of the food and the food was horrible. Then, we went and saw Lakeview Terrace. It was a good movie. The acting was really good but as far as the story line goes, it was alright. The ending was one of the best parts of the movie though.

Hurricane Ike

As many of you know, Zach is a surfer. So, where do you think we went for our evacuation?.... That's right, the beach. We went to South Padre. It is about 7 hours south of us right by the Mexico boarder. We left Thursday, Sept. 11th, and came back that following Monday. Zach and I drove down there with his family. While we were down there, the only effects we felt from the hurricane was wind. We did not get any rain from the hurricane. It was bright and sunny. Also, there was no traffic going to S. Padre and there was not traffic coming home from S. Padre. It was nice. We went away from the crowd.
As far as damage goes, we did not have hardly any damage compared to others. There were a few shingles that blew off the roof and our back wooden fence had fallen over. However, I am so glad to be married to a handy man.... Zach and his dad replaced the missing shingles and the fence within a week after the storm.
My parents had a few shingles that blew off their roof and a tree in the backyard fell on the powerline and ripped the meter of the side of the house. They also had some tree branches that fell. They did not have power for a 8 days. Zach's parents had some shingles that blew off their roof as well and their banana tree leaves had been ripped off. They did not have power for almost 2 weeks. Other than that, no flooding and not too much damage.
We are so blessed to have minimal damage and to have a home to come back to. My thoughts and prayers go to those who have suffered from hurricane IKE!