Thursday, May 20, 2010

Some Where Over The Rainbow

Yesterday brought another round of tornado's for our state. Thankfully we didn't have to hit the cellar this time, but tornado's were popping up everywhere. When the storms passed the sun came out and with that rainbow's. I haven't seen rainbows in a long time and yesterday I saw three. We took the kids out to see them and they wanted to know where they went. All kinds of questions ensued and they wanted to know if rainbow's were like on Mickey Mouse? There is an episode of Mickey Mouse with a rainbow and Pete is a leprechaun.

Anyway, here are some pictures I took of the rainbows.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


On Monday, Oklahoma had multiple tornado's. As a matter of fact a tornado hit in just about every town that I have family in. Some towns got hit worse than others, my town included. I'd been keeping an eye on the weather all day because it just had that feeling. If you don't live where there are tornado's you probably don't know what feeling I'm talking about. The air just has a feeling to it. Anyway, right after I finished cooking dinner the siren's sounded. It was raining and the wind was whipping around and we had a muddy walk to the cellar. Kolton was fine but Karter was none to happy about the disruption in his dinner time routine.

I had put the rest of our dinner in ziplock baggies right before we headed to the cellar, a) because we were hungry and b) I thought it might keep the boys minds off of being in the cellar. It was unpleasent to say the least we were all drenched and covered in red mud. Do I need to remind you I HATE red mud! We will be fixing that problem as soon as possible. After about 20 mins we were able to get out of the cellar. I knew that our house was ok because I didn't hear anything getting ripped apart, but I was able during the storm to text and talk on my cell from the cellar. That is until the lines got jammed but I was able to let everyone know we were ok.
Kolton is chewing some food.
The Loves store 5.5 miles from my house was not. Along with homes in the path of the tornado in my town and the next 4 over.

We drove around just a bit and took some pictures of the devastation that is a tornado. These are just a few there where many more some far worse that we could not get to due to the roads being blocked.

My cousin's house in another town was totaled . Tornado's are scary stuff and the tornado season has just started.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Porch Redo Part 2

The screened in porch is all but finished. We've already used it a lot. The boys love to eat lunch outside now and it's nice that bugs no longer attack us and we can keep the dogs out while we eat. There are a couple of things that need to be completed such as caulking around the bottom and the rest of the trim placed on the outside.

I still have quite a bit that I want to do out there decor wise. I think the table is too big and I'm wanting something lighter not so dark, like the hunter green. We've had this outdoor set for years, all but the cushions that I bought recently at Lowes. It will take me awhile to figure out just what I want, but I'll be sure to post pictures when it's all done.

This is what it looks like for now.