Sunday, December 21, 2008
Our power went out tonight from 4p.m. until 8:45, it was a lot of fun. We got out the candles and flashlights. Aaron already had a fire going in the fireplace so that was good. We got our games and craft books and had a great time. Aaron put a blanket over the entry to our downstairs living room and it was nice and toasty in there. Our neighbors told us that PGE said it may take awhile to get the power on again so we got all our bedding out and planned on a slumber party. The kids were loving it. At one point the lights came back on and we all simultaneously gave a disappointed sigh.Then to our delight, the power went out again for another couple hours. At around 7:30 our neighbor Debbie came over to visit and get warm. She stayed to hear Aaron tell us all a bedtime story. Aaron is a great story teller and we all enjoyed it. When the power came back on Debbie headed home and the girls chose to sleep in their beds. Eli wanted to still have a slubber party so I laid with him until he fell asleep. Tonight felt like we lived during the Little House on the Prairie times. It was wonderful......for a night!