Wednesday, April 27

The thunder rolls....

.... and the lightning strikes! (At least it does in Memphis, lately!)

The weather in Memphis has been absolutely crazy and unpreditable here recently. We started off with strong storms and tornadoes a few weeks and every day this week has been plagued with them too! It seems like everytime it rains now, a tornado comes along with it! Almost every day this week we've had a tornado come through in the middle of the day, which meant the kiddos had to take shelter. They've also stuck around for the overnight hours, as well! Needless to say, Chris and I have had VERY little sleep the past few nights!!

Last night, we spent another evening taking cover from the storms. The kids are really starting to be over all the madness! (and Mommy's anxiety! ha!)

 We loaded them down with pillows, blankets, Leapfrogs, books and coloring books/crayons during the storms.

 They've been SO good during all the storms!!

 This was last night's storm.. and not even the worst of it!! It started just before 5pm and continued on until the wee hours of the morning. Tornadoes were popping up EVERYWHERE!! Luckily, the kids and I were home but Chris had to drive home from work as it was beginning. He made it safely! (after a quick stop at Lenny's for dinner! haha!)

This poor guy is terrified of the storms!!! Luckily he doesn't bark of howl during them, but he does run and hide everytime it thunders! ;) He kept his head on my belly almost all night! Sweet boy!

We woke up to even more storms this morning and another tornado warning this afternoon. As I'm typing this.. it's storming again!! Fortunately, we have not lost power and have had no damage! I can't say the same for the rest of the city though... lots of power outages and severe flooding in the outskirts of the city! We've already heard reports that Dyersburg, Tunica and parts of Millington have already been  or will be evacuated soon. They've even put the flood gates up down at the river, which I've never seen in my 28 years in Memphis!!

The weather forecast shows sunshine for the next few days, so hopefully things will be able to dry up a little! Praying for all those affected by the damage and flooding!


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