Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crazy Spring Weather

We had a really scary thunderstorm in the middle of the night last week.  We woke up to the worst winds that I have ever heard or seen since moving to this house 11 years ago.  Everything on our patio was crashing around and the house was making loud creaking sounds.  My husband turned on the news and they said a tornado was headed our way.  I looked out the window and saw our trampoline starting to take flight so we grabbed the kids out of their beds and we all squeezed into this hall closet also know as the "Craft Cave".
My daughter loves going to the "Craft Cave" so it was semi-fun for her.  The twins on the other hand were quite upset.  It lasted about 15 minutes and then it was total silence.  And then we lost power.  So we were walking around with flashlights which is so much fun with crying kids.  We checked our backyard and there was no sign of our beloved trampoline that was less than a year old, that was our daughter's birthday present last year, that was a little expensive...but that's not the point.  The point is that we were all safe and sound and that's what really matters.
Here's where we found our trampoline the next morning.
(This is our neighbor's driveway)

Our trampoline knocked down our fence, damaged our neighbor's shed and hit both their cars. 
We lost some shingles on our roof and some sleep but other than that everything is just fine. I was praying that we would be OK and God answered our prayers.  I know other parts of the country also had devastating storms and the news is just horrible with all the deaths and injuries. I am praying for you guys over there in my neighboring Southern states.  Hope y'all are all safe and sound! 

Have you had any bad storms lately??

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I am glad that you guys are well the storm wasn't near as bad from our end.Sorry also that the kids lost their toy I hope you are able to replace it soon.