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Old 08-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #151
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You are getting so close! Two weeks! I can just imagine how excited you are. My DD and I have been playing the "in 7 weeks we'll be doing...." game this week.

Glad you got your Boma reservation made - YUM!

Adorable dresses for the girls too! What about the adults? Are you all planning to coordinate shirts at all?
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:43 AM   #152
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Hey Everyone! This really isn't an update, but a little message in between updates. I went shopping yesterday and got a few things. I will post an update with pics, hopefully later today. We are really watching Gustav, he has now become a Catagory 3 hurrricane, and hasnt even got into the Gulf yet. He still has a good ways to come and a lot of room for it to grow and intensify. Katrina was a Cat 3 when she made landfall. Mandatoty evacuations have begun in lower parishes and contraflow out of New Orleans is supposed to start tomorrow. We are going to try and get a little shopping done today, if we can get anywhere b/c of traffic. Wish us luck!
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Hey Everyone! This really isn't an update, but a little message in between updates. I went shopping yesterday and got a few things. I will post an update with pics, hopefully later today. We are really watching Gustav, he has now become a Catagory 3 hurrricane, and hasnt even got into the Gulf yet. He still has a good ways to come and a lot of room for it to grow and intensify. Katrina was a Cat 3 when she made landfall. Mandatoty evacuations have begun in lower parishes and contraflow out of New Orleans is supposed to start tomorrow. We are going to try and get a little shopping done today, if we can get anywhere b/c of traffic. Wish us luck!

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Are ya'll evacuating or staying put? We're staying for now...we'll reassess tomorrow! Stay safe!
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:59 AM   #155
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Are ya'll evacuating or staying put? We're staying for now...we'll reassess tomorrow! Stay safe!
We are staying as of now, unless they order a mandatory evacuation, then we will head north to Memphis to my SIL's house. That is just worse case though.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:31 AM   #156
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Hi!
I just found your PTR and I am enjoying reading it. Your kids are such cuties!!! (and your DBFF's kiddos are as well!)

We will also be there the same time as you...we are staying at Pop. We can't wait! Almost time to go!!!! My kids and I are getting really excited. My DH is not as excited as us....he can be such a party pooper. I wish I could have surprised them with this trip...but I am terrible at keeping secrets like that! And there is NO WAY I would be able to surprise my DD14...NOTHING gets past her!
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:28 PM   #157
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Well, we are I think we are ready for Gustav. Still hoping that it goes away, but it doesn't look like that is what is going to happen. It has potential to get pretty bad here. We have been posted at the TV waiting and watching. There have been several news conferences / press conferences with our Parish President, Mayor, Sheriff & local Homeland Security people. I hate to say, it makes me nervous. DH HAS to work tomorrow. He works for a major chemical company and they have certain people there 24/7 even if circumstances like this. Unfortunately, he is one of those people. He will leave in the morning at his regular time of 4am, and I am not sure when he will be home. They have told him to pack a bag, He will be riding out the storm at work and me and the kids will be at our home. They are predicting that the hurricane will make landfall around 6am or 7am if it keeps it's current speed. We are bracing ourselves. My wonderful neighbors have run me an extension cord from their HUGE generator, so when we loose power I can plug my fridge and a few lamps in. That will be nice. We have our food, plenty of water, toiletries and stuff like that. Lots of batteries and flashlights, first aid supplies and tarps ect. We are as ready as we will be. The parish that we live in has not given mandatory evacuation orders, although they have in some lower areas of the parish. We are staying here. We're in one of the highest points in the parish and feel confidant that we should be ok right here. I will continue to post as long as I am able, until we loose power that is....Hopefully that won't happen Wish us luck, and to all of my fellow Louisiana readers, stay safe and take care.
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Katie, please stay safe and I hope everything turns out ok. I will be thinking about you and your whole group and hoping for the best. Good luck!

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Hi, Just subscrbing to your trippie. You have and adorable family. Looking forward to reading all about your trip soon. In the meantime hope you and your family stay safe riding out this hurricane. Hopefully it weakens before it hits land so people don't lose their homes . Looks like it might be a Cat 4 from what I saw on the news. Keep us all updated and please take care.
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Katie, please stay safe and I hope everything turns out ok. I will be thinking about you and your whole group and hoping for the best. Good luck!

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Hi, Just subscrbing to your trippie. You have and adorable family. Looking forward to reading all about your trip soon. In the meantime hope you and your family stay safe riding out this hurricane. Hopefully it weakens before it hits land so people don't lose their homes . Looks like it might be a Cat 4 from what I saw on the news. Keep us all updated and please take care.
Thanks for joining and for the complements on my family I am hoping that Gustav does not make a Cat 4, they are still not sure at this point though. It is starting to rain in New Orleans from the outer bands of the storm, so it won't be long before the rain starts here too. I will update for as long as I can!
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We too are riding it out here in Lafayette, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers as we brace for who knows what...DH said "We will for sure need a vacation next week!"
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:40 PM   #163
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Thanks for the thoughts and prayers everyone.....it's almost 10pm and we are getting the beginning of the rain....it's coming....just waiting to see how bad....
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Well it's a little after 4am, DH left for work and I am a relieved that the current conditions are ok for him to drive. I wonder if he will be stopped by the police though, we are under a mandatory curfew, no one allowed out past 10pm last night. He has proper documentation for work though so it shouldn't be a problem, just a pain the the behind.

Right now it's eerie. Not really raining, the wind is blowing some but not too bad. They are saying the we will start to feel Tropical Storm force winds soon and of course rain soon. The eye of the storm is about 80 miles out right now. Keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers that we'll all make out all right. I am feeling little nervous now that DH has left, but feel confident that we will be safe. Just have to stay calm for the kids.
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We'll be saying a little prayer for you here in MA. After weathering this hurricane you should be guaranteed great weather in Disney
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