Sunday, September 28, 2008

Busy Times!

Emma in her Sunday Dress! Thanks Marilyn!!!

We have been so busy lately! I know it's been a long time since I've posted - but things have been so crazy around here that I haven't had a lot of time. Since the last real post - we've lost our power (thanks Ike!), had visitors, changed jobs and Emma has been growing like Crazy!

So first, hurricane Ike winds blew through Louisville and knock down a lot of power lines and tress and took out our power from Sunday at noon until Tuesday morning. Our fridge was in coolers and we did everything at night by the light of our camping lanterns. We cooked on the grill outside and listened to the radio at night. Wow - electricity is Wonderful! Monday while the power was off, Emma came to work with me for the day. My office had power, but home and daycare didn't. She had a Great time and I Loved having her there. She was so good - she walked around the office with different people and then I had her on a blanket in my office the rest of the day. She sat there and played and took 2 naps and just acted like it was normal! Wish I could have her there everyday!

The day after the power came back on we had Justin and Tyler visit for the UofL vs K-State football game. We went to the game on Wednesday night while Louisville Grandma Barb kept Emma (Thanks Barb -You're the best!). Then on Thursday the boys went to watch the Ryder Cup practices all day and then Gaslight Festival parade that night. We had a great time at Emma's 1st Parade!

Justin and Emma at Gaslight Parade

Emma and Daddy at Gaslight Parade

Zach, Emma, Justin and Val at Gaslight Parade

The following Monday I started a new job. I'm still with the same company but I'm now the Marketing Coordinator for Semonin Realtors. I changed offices so it's been an adjustment but I'm really liking it so far. I have lots to learn but wonderful people there to teach me. I'm really enjoying getting back to what I enjoyed doing and I think having been in a sales office for a few years will really help to create some valuable marketing for the agents. Although - I Miss my Central office family a ton!

Emma has been so busy growing a learning new things. Everyday I wonder what Zach and I did to get such a perfect little angel. She is the most wonderfull baby and I can't imagine life without her. She and I have been very busy here this weekend trying to clean up and get ready for another work week and Zach has been to work this weekend every morning at 5 AM! Poor Zach! In a few days we'll be headed back to Kansas City and Iowa to visit all our family. We can't wait to see everyone!

Football season is Here - Can you guess who we're cheering for???

I'll try to post more often as things settle down here a little!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We have Lights!!!

Since Sunday at noon we've been in the Dark! Hurricane Ike hit us - minus the water. Louisville got hit for several hours with 75 mile per hour winds (gusts up to 81 mph). It was Crazy! Trees down, power lines everywhere - just crazy! But in true Hensley fashion - as everyone in the city was at Lowes buying flashlights and batteries - we bought a new faucet. Our lights finally came back on this morning (Tuesday) at 7:30 AM - of course after Emma and I had already gotten ready in the dark...but they are on and that's all that matters! Now it's time to go home and clean the fride - I mean coolers out.

I do have pictures to post - that's actually what I was doing on Sunday when the lights went out. Hopefully this weekend I"ll get them posted. We've Been Busy!!! It's amazing how dependant we are on Power!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sorry we've been So Busy

Okay- I know - It's been forever since I've posted new pictures! I'm sorry! Since I've last posted - we've been sick. had more visitors, had more ballgames and much more. The summer is coming to an end and we've been BUSY!!!

Grandma and Grandpa Hallquist came to visit. We had cake for Grandpa's birthday and had lots of fun. Grandma and Grandpa watched Emma on Friday and we grilled out that night. Then Saturday we had a few friend over to BBQ! Zach worked most of the weekend, but we saw him Sunday night at the Bats game. Emma even stayed for the fireworks and actually watched them all! It was too cute. She loved them! I don't think I had stayed for them with her before - or at least not outside to really watch them.

On Monday, Grandpa put up a few light fixtures and a ceiling fan in our kitchen - it's Great! Thanks Grandpa!

Other than that we've just been busy having fun. We're Soooo Excited that Daddy will be home a little more this weekend!!!

Emma got a new bath this weekend too - She LOVES it! It's almost hard to wash her because she has so much fun playing!

Hope you enjoy the pictures and hope everyone had a Great long weekend!