Saturday, May 31, 2008

Welcome Back to Indiana, Here's Your Tornado!


So, only a few hours of getting the moving truck unloaded, it started getting really dark and a big storm front was moving in, and there was a tornado watch for Battleground, IN which is about 5 to 10 minutes from our house. At about 7pm, the sirens all go off and it gets really calm and we all go outside and look up, and the clouds start to circle directly above our house like in the above photo which isnt' ours but looks exactly like what we saw. Some college kid comes running out of the house across the street freaking out saying, "I've heard that they sound like train whistles right before a tornado!" and he gets in his car and races away. We had Amanda's little sister Hannah with us and if you know Hannah and her history of freaking out during thunderstorms, she fell apart, started bawling and hiding in our closet. All the kids started wondering why their Aunt was crying and freaking out, luckily Hannah pulled it together after we said a prayer and started singing primary songs with the kids. It was pretty intense, luckily it moved away from directly over our house, but geez, what a welcome back to Indiana, this never would have happened in Philly.

14 comments:

The Molen's said...

Whoa....that's intense! What a way to be welcomed back indeed. Glad you made it back safe.....and then remained safe! :o)

emily a. said...

Yikes... here it's gun shots, there it's tornado's. We're glad you got back safely!

Peggy and Jeff said...

Casey you are amazing how doyou have time to blog when you are int he midst of a tornado?!! I guess I am glad that you are back but what a welcome! Love you guys!
So sorry the beads never made it its the first package that has been lost in two years!!

Peggy and Jeff said...

Casey you are amazing how doyou have time to blog when you are int he midst of a tornado?!! I guess I am glad that you are back but what a welcome! Love you guys!
So sorry the beads never made it its the first package that has been lost in two years!!

Peggy and Jeff said...

Casey you are amazing how doyou have time to blog when you are int he midst of a tornado?!! I guess I am glad that you are back but what a welcome! Love you guys!
So sorry the beads never made it its the first package that has been lost in two years!!

Allie Cat said...

Safe and sound! Prayer will change the night to day.
How did you do that cool photo with Maya at the top??

Doug and Mallena said...

Actually, we had a tornado watch issued today for Philadelphia. Thankfully nothing came from it, at least not that I know of. Glad you're all safe. Poor Hannah, I think I would have been freaking out too.

Elaine said...

I think this means you should come back to Philadelphia!

Melissa Tate said...

Yup, welcome back...indiana style. It was crazy, we were in our backyard looking looking up at the clouds back rolling onto themselves also, and swirling, it was CRAZY!! By the way, you look FABULOUS amanda!!

Sierra Parke said...

Despite the tornado that almost hit, we are glad you guys got back to Indiana safely. We miss you guys already! Church just didn't seem the same without last Sunday!

Jamie said...

There's nothing like a primary song to calm everyone down. Spiff that story up a little and you could submit it to the Friend. LOL

leigh said...

I just read all the quotes on the side bar. Pretty good. Also - I didn't know you guys were doing Spark too! Amanda - I need some tips. 20 pounds is a lot! I kind of started dropping off after 2 weeks (and only 1 pound).

Angela said...

Hey Guys Moving stinks I know I wish you all the luck really...But do you have a phone number that you will answer? give us a call some time.

Karen said...

That is scary. I love Jamie's commnet. I think I would have been crying like Hannah. That pic is awesome. Welcome home!