a day in the life | mandy haber

A Day In The Life with Mandy Haber

I was kind of afraid to do a ‘day in the life’ feature for Clickin Moms because honestly, our lives are pretty uneventful! I could just never find the right day to document. And then Hurricane Isaac came along. I thought it would be interesting to show we prepared for a tropical system. For a little while, we thought Isaac was going to come straight at us. So we took all necessary precautions – even put up our hurricane shutters. You can never be too safe when dealing with a hurricane. We made sure we had enough supplies to last us just in case the power died!

Our house is about 2 blocks from the bay, but my in laws live right on the water. So we spent the day helping them get ready as well. My husband and father in law pulled boards form the pier and got the boats out of the water. We made sure to secure anything that was under the house so it wouldn’t cause damage by being blown around in the wind. We even let the kids swim one last time before the storm hit which I think was their favorite part. It is kind of eery to see the marinas and piers, normally full, be pretty much deserted. I am glad that people in town heeded the warnings and prepared. Fortunately for my town, we didn’t experience as much rainfall as they expected. The storm surge was pretty intense and it sure was windy! We lost power for a very short time in the middle of the night. All in all, the damage is very minimal, thank God! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone along the Gulf Coast as they recover from any damage suffered because of the storm. And please remember, hurricanes are serious business. If you live along the coast, please be prepared!

Thanks for following us along for the day!

About the Author:

Mandy Haber is an on-location, available light photographer based in Orange Beach, Alabama providing custom photography for newborns, children, families, and high school seniors. Mandy spends most of her summers photographing vacationers from all over the country on the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. Mandy lives in Orange Beach with her husband and her two children, ages 3.5 and 15 months.


  1. Janeen Sep 17 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    I had no idea you needed to pull-up boards for the storm, but now that I see it, it totally makes sense. I have to tell you I was looking at the pictures of your daughter and thinking how much they reminded me of the delight and expressions in my little girl. I laughed a bit to see she's 15 months old just like my baby girl. Love this age! Thanks for the "day".

  2. Emily Stephenson Sep 17 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    What an awesome post! I am so glad you and your family are safe 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rachel Sep 17 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Awesome look into your day! Great post!

  4. Elicia Sep 17 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Wonderful post Mandy! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Megan Sep 17 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Loved looking through your lovely photos, Mandy! Glad that that Isaac's impact was minimal for you guys.

  6. atechlogistics Sep 18 2012 at 3:11 am - Reply

    Great post

  7. Jodi Sep 18 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    mandy, i love that set of silly pics from your little guy! i love the idea of living on the water, but wow… not sure i'm up for dealing w/the crazy things the weather does! glad y'all were safe! thanks for the share here!

  8. christina Sep 18 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Mandy! These are always some of my favorite blog segments, and love that we got to experience some of the hurrican drama through your lens (so glad things were okay for you). Wonderful post, thanks for sharing your little snippet of life, and your two cutie pies, with all of us 🙂

  9. Mandy Sep 19 2012 at 12:30 am - Reply

    AWWWWW!!! Thanks y'all for taking the time to comment!

  10. Clemente Calero Oct 15 2012 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It’s always helpful to read through content from other authors and practice a little something from their sites.

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