Our family 2008; Ava 3, Eli 2 months

Our family 2008; Ava 3, Eli 2 months
"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Maybe we should pay attention to the sirens!

Okay here is the story!! The day started really nice. I was updating our 72 hour kits and then wanted to go run some errands. Just as I finished and asked Justin if he was ready to go, he said "Do you hear the tornado sirens going off"? I thought "well if they are then they're doing a practice drill, because it is so nice outside". I turned on the news to check it out. They said there was a severe storm heading our way and to head for cover. I really didn't take them seriously because this happens all the time. So, I turned Curious George on for Ava and then heard something upstairs and asked Justin to go check it out. A minute later I went up to see the storm. We were watching out our front door when we both looked at each other and said we need to go to the basement NOW! So, we ran downstairs and shut the door, I was trying to find Ava in the dark because our power had gone out. Little did we know that Ava had gone upstairs, Justin grabbed her and we sat in the middle of our basement as we heard the marble size hail and wind tear apart the outside. It lasted about 10 minutes and then it was gone. We went upstairs to find this outside...



This was taken right outside our front door. These trees were totally up rooted and laying on there side when we came out after the storm.

Ava and I right in front of our town house. The small window is our kitchen.


These pictures are at the play ground of Village Green (where we live). I was really sad to see this big pine tree gone, it was our only shade to sit under as Ava played.
We just barely got our power back on after almost 24hours. It was a wake up call to take the warnings a little more seriously!!

5 comments:

Jeff said...

I think renting a bus and having the family reunion in Omaha is a bad idea.

Kris and Sarah said...

Oh my heck! That is so scary!! I'm glad you are ok. I guess you know what dorothy feels like! ha ha

Matt & Ashlee said...

i'm with jeff...we are definetly having our friend reunion in Omaha. So how did your shower go? Call me when you get a chance

Matt & Ashlee said...

when i said we are definetly having...i really meant to say definetly NOT...

Jenn said...

holy cow Kim, stay inside!! I'm so worried about you! How's the pregnancy going? You're almost there and he's going to be so adorable, I can't wait!! The second one was soooo much easier for me, so don't be nervous!