Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

An Ice Storm, Balls of Fire, and a Sleepless Night!

As most of you know, the Northeast was hit with an ice storm. We expected it. What the Terry Family didn't expect were the explosions outside our bedroom window at 1:30am!

It all started with the dog - he began to bark and become unsettled. Then the house alarm began to chirp and that's when the first fire ball explosion happened! Right outside our bedroom window.

One of our trees had so much ice on it that it leaned on the high voltage lines, which caused them to begin exploding. And, I'm not exaggerating when I say explosions - it was terrifying! My husband is a Master Electrician and he's never seen anything like it!

Of course the first thing I did was grab the baby (who is still in our room) and head down stairs - away from the poll. My husband picked up the phone to call 911 and guess what happened?
NO ONE ANSWERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?

Now, the baby is awake, the dog is shaking with fear and we're afraid our house is going to catch fire and we can't get 911 on the phone! So, we call the police. Where the irritated dispatcher tells my husband - "sir, it's just a transformer." Then, hangs up. Nice. Now, remember there is NO transformer on this poll - we were dealing with high voltage lines.

Danny then tries to call our local power company - no way we were getting through. This sucked.

After about an hour it seemed to calm down - what a relief. We saw sparks but the explosions had stopped. So, we decided to try and rest. Yeah right. Right up until the minute the fire explosions started again! Now, we were back to square one. We camped out in the furthest point in the house - watching the poll and simply praying our house wouldn't catch fire.

I'm happy to report - we were spared. If a sleepless night is all that we had to endure - I'll take it. We've caught up on our sleep and are doing just fine. Not everyone in our area has fared so well. All of our family is still without power and it's freezing here. Thank God for generators.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Partly Cloudy With Some Banana Cheese Cake

Nathan's been under the weather the past few days. Last night he was throwing up and had a very runny nose. Today, he's seemed better so, we we took advantage of the warm but rainy weather and had our first official mommy and Nathan lunch date! Just the two of us - we shared baked potato soup and banana cheese cake from the Cheese Cake Factory.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Why Strollers Have Straps..

So that when you're shopping and look away for a second your child doesn't slip out and start playing on the dirty floor!!!!No kidding! My sister and I were shopping for a snow suit for Nathan and as we were looking to see if the hood was detachable Nathan slipped right out of the stroller! He never made a sound! All of a sudden I look at him and he's gone! Then I saw him sitting on the floor. Thank God he didn't get hurt - my sister and I were laughing so hard we were crying! I originally didn't strap him in because it was so cold yesterday I had a heavy blanket stuffed in his stroller. Then, I figured he must be warm and took it out - this happened probably 5 minutes later.
Lesson learned - but I'm still laughing about it!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Toys for Tots

This was a busy weekend for the Terry Family. Friday night we had our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange and our annual Toys for Tots drive. This picture is all the toys we received - thank you to all those that participated. I love the fact that we have made a child's Christmas morning just a little bit brighter! Nathan and mommy also did a little Christmas shopping - as you can see he wasn't all that interested!

We're off to the dentist later today to discuss that palette expander.