Saturday, April 30, 2011

More pictures of the tornado damage from around Moody

More pictures from around my in-laws area of Moody:

Veiw from down the street.

Neighbors across the road. They had a HUGE, beautiful oak tree at the end of their driveway. It crushed their gate columns.

More of the end of my in-laws driveway and up the street.

A trailor right up the road. The trees crashed through the center of the house and crushed all 3 of their cars.

All the pines just snapped in half.

Another view of the crushed trailor.

This house was right around the corner from my in-laws. 
The entire house was damaged.

 More trees on fences.

Tornadoes of 2011

What can I say about the tornadoes of April 2011? I think at this point we are all still in shock from the week we have had and can't really say much.

One thing I can say is that we are VERY blessed to have not suffered any damage. I don't know how it could have been anything other than divine intervention! Thank God for keeping us safe!

My in-laws on the other hand are safe, but wow do they have some damage to their property. They still have a house and no one was injured, but there is A LOT of work to be done to get them back to normal. They probably had anywhere from 40 to 50 trees fall around their property. Some landed on barns, fences, the garden, the yard and powerlines. Here are some pictures I took of the damage.

Looking out into the pasture. Normally you can see Mimi's house from here.

Papaw's barn covered in trees.

The neighbor's trampoline laying in the garden.

The first tree Papaw planted in the yard.

Papaw's first apple tree he planted.

Looking from the chicken pen across the garden.

The small red out building.

Trees between the small red building and the barn.

The red barn covered in trees.

The other side of the small red out building.

Papaw's shed

The pine tree laying across the apple trees and garden fence.

The pine tree laying across the apple trees and the garden fence. Before you could see the garden from here.

The tree laying across the front yard.

Trees on the fence to the pasture.

Trees laying across the front yard by the end of the driveway.

The guys were able to cut these trees laying across the end of the driveway before I got there. I wouldn't have been able to get in the driveway before!

The view at the end of the driveway looking up the street towards Mimi's.

The poor mail boxes.

The entrance to the driveway.

Another view looking up the street. You can't really see them in this picture, but the powerlines were laying all over the place and some were hanging very low from the poles. (These low hanging lines later on caused a horrible car accident where a truck flipped over and caught fire. Thankfully no one was injured.)

The girls playing in the fallen tree in the front yard.

Side of the house that was hit by a large limb that ripped through the roof.

The hole the limb left in the ceiling of the play room.

The rain dripping through the ceiling!

These are just some of the images from the day. I wish I could have captured the feeling from walking around in all of it. It was just a surreal feeling. Thankfully everyone is safe and unharmed! Trees can be cut and barns can be rebuilt! And with all the help my in-laws have had over the past few days, the clean up is going a lot faster than anyone could have imaged! Thanks to everyone that helped!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A much needed nap....apparently!

Little Bit was suppose to be cleaning her room. She was not happy about the idea so she was stomping around and making a lot of noise. Things got quiet and I knew something was up. I walk in to find this:

It was only about 5:45pm yesterday when I found her like this. I tried to wake her, but she was dead to the world. Would you believe she slept until 7:30 the next morning. Apparently she needed some sleep!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Planting the garden

Thankfully last week Daddy was able to come home for a few days and help us get our big garden started. It would have been a headache if the girls and I had to do this on our own. So far this year we have planted cabbage, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers and corn. I hope to get a couple more things planted, but this is a good start.

The girls and Shelby were making sure everything was ready!

Daddy planted the cabbage a few weeks ago and they are doing great! Hopefully we will get a lot of sauerkraut from these this year. Last year's batch didn't turn out so good.

Daddy tilling the garden for us!

These are my favorite pictures from the day. How precious is this! The girls hang on every word he says and he loves showing how to do things. Why can't everyday be like this?

Checking out what their finished product should look like.

After getting directions from Daddy, Miss Priss went to work. She planted every squash in the garden this year. There are 12 mounds with 3 plants in each mound. That's a lot of squash!!! Little Bit helped, but was quickly side-tracked.

Little Bit on a mission. Gotta love the work clothes (and jewelry)!

Little Bit getting ready to help Miss Priss and dig in the dirt.

The last 3 pictures came in a close second for my favorites of the day. I just love to see these two working together. They are two very special little girls for sure! And they did a wonderful job helping. We couldn't have done it without them! :)