Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon....

Here's some pics taken before Allie's afternoon nap. Just killing time pretty much.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ

We were invited to a new ward member's Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ. I was super excited because this is how we are gonna make Charlotte awesome for us...getting out and meeting new people and making friends. Maddie desperately wants to make new friends, I know she'll be much more comfortable with the move once she connects with a couple kids. As you can see in the pictures there was quite the turnout and we had a blast watching the kids collect eggs and roll them down the hill.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


A few days before we moved to Charlotte we noticed this gopher/groundhog hanging around our backyard. He was as big as a neighborhood cat, really cute, fat, and ate the heads off of our dandelions. My awesome friends Brandy and Belinda came by for one last visit (and to help finish up the big move). I miss them so much, and Maddie is missing her BFF's too. Please come and visit because Charlotte Rocks!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tornado Aftermath

Here are some pics taken right after a tornado swept down our street this afternoon. There had been tornado warnings earlier in the day (which I was completely unaware of). It looked like rain outside, gloomy, gray overcast. Well, Brandon, Maddie and I were just sitting in the kitchen talking about the storm. Brandon was hoping the power wouldn't go out, and I was telling him to relax, because NOTHING had happened yet. Then...it happened. The wind really picked up and it was raining so hard outside that it was a blur. Then we heard this screeching metal sound and saw flashes of light through the window (that was the neighbors tree falling). We raced to the bathroom and bunked out for about 10 seconds, until the sounds stopped. Then, we looked outside and this is what we saw. The shed use to be flush with the house, I think that's what made the "screeching metal sound". Thankfully no one in the neighborhood was hurt, just the trees, a new truck, and some fencing and lawn furniture took the brunt of the storm. Sadly, there are a couple dogs missing. Within minutes though everyone was out, helping to clear the debris from the blocked street. I can't believe we just lived through our first tornado. It was amazing, scary, and just an unbelievable experience.