Monday, June 8, 2009

The Bonehead Brothers Stormchase

Yesterday, Garrett and Parker left immediately after church to go and collect fast offerings. Parker was at the door of the last house when Garrett looked up and saw a funnel cloud.

He alternated between putting the car in reverse and ditching his brother and using mental telepathy to will Parker back to the car.

They called and said, "We see a tornado. What should we do."

I told them to get back home - they were about 1/2 a mile away.
And then we all ran out on the driveway to watch.

The tornado sirens were going off and sure enough, we could see the tornado a few miles away. We did what any normal family would do:

We stood on the driveway watching it until it was out of our line of vision.

Tyler asked, "So should I leave and go do my fast offering route now?"
Uh NO! Why don't you stay here until the tornado is gone.

Then we gathered our tornado supplies: nachos, chex mix, popcorn and pop and headed to the basment.

The boys alternated between bouncing on the love sacs and guessing where the tornado was headed and running outside to look for it.

I suggested we drive in the general direction it went, so we could see the damage. But Brian put his foot down.

So much for storn chasing!!!!

The tornado headed to the outdoor mall where it did a little damage.
No one was hurt but Tyler doesn't have to work today.
Old Navy had some windows blasted out.


Melissa said...

Those are some amazing pictures from the church. We were flying in from Florida yesterday and luckily missed all the drama!

Tricia said...

completely OMINOUS!!!!! I loved the pics, but I am terrified of tornadoes.......though I love the excitement of gathering supplies & heading for the

valerie said...

Yikes. Glad it didn't get to close to you. Love your tornado supplies. :)

Don and Kelley said...

Awesome pictures!!! I have to laugh though, you guys sound like us. When there were floods in Las Vegas, Don had to go look at the damage. When I have been in hurricanes, everyone back east goes to the beach to see the waves! Love your supplies!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

You are insane! I'd be huddle in a basement going crazy if that was anywhere in my site.

Glad you were all fine.

smarkuci said...

You guys made the Nightly News. We were watching it and thought, "Wait, isn't that the shopping center next to mom/dad's house?!" Great pics! ---SM