A Christmas To Remember

On Thursday night, as we were preparing to spend our eighth night without power, the lights came back.  And the heat…the wonderful heat!  Thanks so much to all those hardworking crews at Puget Sound Energy, as well as all the other utility crews that came pouring in from states as far away as Kansas.   We just happen to live in one of the worst hit areas and our entire system had to be rebuilt because of all the damage.   Our internet provider couldn’t come on for a few more days as they had to wait for the power workers to leave.  We got service back on Christmas Eve, but I chose to spend that time with my family.

We hurried and bustled to try to cram all of our holiday traditions into one day.  We had to put up our tree, do our baking, create a gingerbread masterpiece, listen to yet more holiday music, make a village, find our stockings, (we never did find them so we used Santa hats!)…the list goes on.  Last night the girls and I stayed up until three watching sappy holiday movies….we had to make Christmas last as long as we could.  Did I mention we had to add a trip to the doctor in there?  KT broke her toe.  Then Mimi got a black eye.  And Grandma was feeling left out so she burnt the heck out of her finger!

I’ll probably post more later and download my pictures.  I hope you’ve been having a wonderful holiday! I’m pretty sure we’ll never forget ours!

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11 Responses to A Christmas To Remember

  1. Betty says:

    They’re going to be cleaning up from that for a long time. I’m glad you got your power back in time to salvage Christmas, anyway.

  2. Tink says:

    Wow, this was the holiday for accidents. My Mom got trampled by a horse (she’s OK) and Hoop’s Mom’s puppy ate Rat Poison (she’s OK too). I’m glad the electricity came on in time though and you were able to enjoy the holiday!

  3. Jay says:

    WOW! What a mess!

    I’m glad the power came back on in time for Christmas. And thankfully you guys made it through ok.

  4. gawilli says:

    What a blessing that you and your family are all safe and sound! It really sounds like all in all you managed to make some pretty cool Christmas rememberings.

  5. mrs darling says:

    We went to Seattle the Saturday before christmas and my Bil and sis inlaw had jsut gottne there power restored midnight Friday. They had been without for nine days. It must have felt so good for you all to get electricity back on again! Glad your christmas was happy!

  6. Peggy says:

    We had power out on Christmas eve once. We liked it. When the power came back on, we turned the lights off again. Christmas Eve by candlelight was magical. We still think about turning off all the lights on Christmas Eve in honour of that night.

    Your family seems to be a bit accident prone at the moment. I hope everybody is healed up soon.

  7. Newt says:

    All I want for christmas is my light and heat
    My light and heat
    My light and heat
    All I want for christmas is my light and heat

    Glad to hear your wishes came true.

  8. Aunt Mary And Uncle Bill says:

    So happy you had power to brighten up your Christmas.We had a lovely day despite the fact that ours were all spread all over the place .Julia is in Uganda doing a volunteer program .Andrea stayed in Melbourne and Barbara went out west to have christmas with her eldest daughter in her new home.so we had a quiet with Betty.Hope you have a “Brilliant”New Year

  9. Freakazojd says:

    I’m so glad your power came back on in time! Talk about a memorable Christmas…!!!

  10. Chelle P. says:

    Zoinks! If we’d known it woulda taken that long, you could have come to our place. It’s not much but it’s warm, dry, and well-lit.

    So glad things are returning to normal in your neck of the woods. (no pun intended)

    Great pics, Shaun!

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