About Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Monday, September 29, 2008

Our Nebraska Weekend!

So it all started Sunday. After we returned home from our church potluck, and visited with family on the computer, a rather quick and powerful storm blew in! I looked out the window to see the flag pole in our front yard bending in the wind, and ran to get the dogs in. In all the opening - and slamming shut- of the exterior back door, the wind blew the interior downstairs door in! Following are some pictures from that adventure. Oh, and did I mention that when I was outside with the dogs I saw a large gray animal running towards me. I couldn't figure out what it was at first until it got 10 feet away. It was a raccoon looking for shelter! Jack barked and barked and scared it back to the field, but I was quite amazed at its no fear attitude of me!

Here is a bad picture of the door that was blown in. It is supposed to swing towards me but it blew off the molding and ripped out the hinge!

My hair was quite amazing after I rescued the dogs from the storm. I had to document it!

And NO! my hair doesn't always look like this...
Here is Dad and Haydn watching the storm- Jeremy's shirts is wet, but not nearly as wet as mine was.

Here is an awesome picture of the lightning once the storm had passed us and was off to the southeast. Thanks to Tina for the use of her fantastic camera!


Holly said...

I love the pics!! WOW! I know that was a micro burst...it just had to be. That is so crazy!

Allie said...

I love the lightening shot!

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