Friday, May 30, 2008

Kindergarten Graduation!

Last week Brandon graduated from kindergarten. They did a very cute play and then had graduation ceremonies. We had a lot of fun watching Brandon.

This play was written by the music teacher at school. The name was Zario and Squigi. It was taken from Mario. She did a very good job and the costumes were adorable. Brandon played one of the bad guys, Dupa.

This is Brandon receiving his graduation diploma. How cute. I don't think I got a Kindergarten diploma;0)

My parents came down for the holiday weekend. It was great getting to see them. We had a lot of fun. I just love company!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Last Thursday we had some very severe storms move through our area. It was so scarry. It started about 8pm and lasted to about 12:30 am. We were watching the storms on the news and saw that the worst part was moving right through our town, so I cleaned out our coat closet. It is the only downstairs interior room that we have in our house without windows. I made the boys spend about a half hour in the closet as the weatherman said that they could see a tornado forming just south of us. I even spent about 10 minutes in the closet. It was just raining and lightening and then the sounds changed,the direction of the wind changed and the wind started blowing very hard. Our cable went out for about ten min. Then everything just stopped. The rain, the wind and all. It was over just like that. Well, the next morning Paul left for work and his normal 20 min drive turned into an hour drive and the same thing on the way home. The farmers market, which is only 2-3 miles from our home was hit by an EF3 tornado. It suffered extensive damage and many of the vendors lost most or all of their produce/flowers/bushes. The gas station across from it had the canopy over the pumps blown clear off. A truck driver in that area was asleep in his semi which was hit by the tornado and he was killed. Our area was fortunate as it hit an industrial park and it was night so there was not anyone working at htat time. Areas south of us, 20- 30 min., were hit much harder and some people lost their homes. We are so fortunate. We thank God for protecting us. We drove around the other day to look at some of the damage. I took some pics which really don't show how severe the damage was but it might give you somewhat of an idea. A lot of the damage had already been cleaned up.

A lot of trees were just snapped in half like this one. Others you could see where the tornado had twisted the broken branches around.

If you look closely at this picture you can see where the entire tree has been uprooted out of the ground. We couldn't count how many trees were like these.

This huge tree was ripped down in someones front yard. They live about 1-2 miles from our house. Thank God that it went the direction that it did or it would have landed on their house.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day Mom

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Paul, Candy, Ry, B and Carson

Happy Mothers Day Mom!

I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to the best Mom in the whole world. We love you Mom(Grandma)!!!!

Pics from over the last month


Ok Beth, maybe it has been a long time since I have blogged ;0)
Sorry, my life has been consumed with baseball the last few weeks. We spend six days a week running boys to practice and games. We have enjoyed every minute of it, but it doesn't leave me much time for blogging. Since my life consists of school and baseball right now I really don't have much to say. I will just post some pics from over the last month. See ya.