Texas Tornadoes!

So did you hear about our crazy tornadoes yesterday?
They said there were about 12 to 15 on the ground in the DFW area. The miracle is that NOBODY died.

It pays to live in the Bible belt. You know thousands and thousands of people were praying for safety. I know I was!

Storms don't really scare me. Which is funny, because I am a big chicken about most things. The thing I didn't love is that Katie, Marcus and I were all separated yesterday. Marcus was at work, Katie was at school and I was home.

I got these pics from www.wfaa.com

I usually am cleaning the house when Katie's at school. So that's what I was doing yesterday when the sirens went off. Then I realized I would be so ticked if the house was clean and then a tornado messed it all up. So, I stopped, got a coke and watched the news.

I am so thankful we didn't get any damage. Now I've gotta clean my house tomorrow!
Today, I went to watch my nephew play his cello at school:

Ryan's on the left.

When they finish learning a "book", they do a little recital for family.

Cupcakes afterward for a job well done!

Then for dinner, everyone went to Chick-fil-A to support the other Ryane in our life.

Katie, with her cousin, Jeddy. She loves to play at CFA!

My mom was there watching with her eagle eyes! She thinks everything is dangerous and would probably love it Katie wore a helmet and full pads every day!

Ryane, was able to sell some things at CFA too!

I hope she raised a lot of $ for her mission trip!

The kids table:

We picked up my mom and dad on the way:

My dad bought me a brownie, so that was a good decision!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that you and your family are safe....and that your beautiful home is too. I have read your blog for a couple of years now and I feel like I know you. All I kept saying yesterday was "My favorite blogger lives in the DFW area." I just admire you so much. Glad you are okay!

Beth at southernfriedliving.blogspot.com said...

I too live in the DFW area and had my family scattered around. I had my twin boys in MDO, my 5 year old home with me (she was sick) and my husband at a job in Dallas so I can relate. That was a scary day! I bet I watched the news for hours!!!
Glad to hear you guys are OK too!

Lori said...

I laughed out loud with the 'got mad and got me a piece of cake' comment...that's totally what I would have done too!
Glad you guys are okay!

Lori said...

Gah, piece of cake, a coke...they're interchangeable :-)

the undomesticated wife said...

You know, I was in a meeting at work (I work in Allen) when our sirens were going off, so I didn't know how bad it was here. I saw a quick glimpse of the tornado in Lancaster before going to the meeting.

I used to work at the Michaels corp office in Irving. Some of my former coworkers had their car windows busted out from the hail. What a mess!

Frugal Jen said...

That was a scary day! My grandparents in law had their house torn up in Arlington. So sad they are elderly and it's just a mess. Thankfully they have 6 of their grown children to help.

I realized we don't have sirens out here in the country! Our power went out and I had no way of knowing what was going on. Gotta do something about that!

Erin K said...

Wow! I haven't those pics yet of the storm. Yikes! No wonder we were in duck and cover position in the hallways of our school for almost 2 hours. So glad no one died. I feel so terrible for the people that lost so much. But at least it's just stuff (easier said than felt).