Our church put on a Valentine's event...a night set in the 50's! We were to have fun trying to dress up in that era...Guy and I did our best with what we had in our closets. We got to sit at the same table as our good friends, Mike and Debbie....made for a fun evening! Joyce and Bobby...so cute!
Here are a few pictures from our fun night at Chuck E. Cheese. Good friends gave us a gift card for Christmas, and Hope has been dying to use it, so this past week we finally got the chance. It was a lot of fun, but we were tuckered out by the time the evening was over! We didn't even get close to using all our tokens, so we will be heading back before we know it! Nolan's face was priceless as he realized the jeep moved up and down.
All 3 in the roller coaster simulator
A carousel built for three...perfect until Joy can ride! :-)
Well we made it through the ice storm. It started Monday night, January 26th. We woke up Tuesday morning and couldn't really tell the amount of ice accumulating by looking outside. By 8:30 am we lost power. We waited for a little while, but it didn't take long for the house to get chilly. Guy started calling around to ask friends if they had power or not. We debated driving to Fort Smith where Guy's mom lives, but we weren't sure if that was the smartest thing to do...driving in the ice that is. We ended up going to our friends, Sue and Gary's for awhile. It was an interesting 3 mile drive because we had to move several limbs off the roads as we went. Long story short, we hung out at Sue and Gary's until they lost power in the late afternoon. We then had to go to Fort Smith. We stayed there until Saturday. Then we moved in with other friends, Wendell and Carol, until we finally got power back this last Tuesday. What an adventure! Sure made us thankful for the power, heat and water we now have!
This was how thick the ice was on everything Tuesday morning...it got even thicker later on.
These pictures show the damage we came back home to...
Needless to say, Guy will get a lot of use out of his new chain saw!!
The Durkee family lives in Springdale, AR on 7 1/2 beautiful acres. We love our little country place and thank God OFTEN for providing it for us. Guy is a busy Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church and an extremely busy and great Dad of our 4 children. Jen is a happy and content stay at home Mom. She loves to scrapbook in any spare moment that she gets! Hope is 4 and a BIG helper to Mommy. We love her creativity, sweet spirit and yes, even her abundant verbal skills! Grace and Nolan just turned 2 and are extremely busy little people! They are also a joy to us and keep us very busy. All 3 love and adore their new little sister, Joy. Joy is a sweet baby that has learned to sleep despite the 3 ringed circus going on around her! We thank God daily for each other and all that He has blessed us with and how he continually takes care of us.