June 1, 2011

Tornados, Fires, and BBQ

I had to be a little sneaky last week, lest the prowlers-of-traveling-blogger-houses were to come along.

We've been on a road trip of epic proportions... err, maybe that would better describe the amount of BBQ we've consumed.  Anyhoo, we are back in good ole NC and I can't wait to bore you show you the pictures of our travels and share some tidbits we learned along the way.  Don't worry, I won't take the time to tell you the history of the midwest, even though we learned some.

Like any good planner (bwahaha) we decided to tour the midwest smack dab in the middle of tornado season.  The whirling devils followed us all along the way, but we were protected.  I only called out "Auntie Emm, Auntie Emm" once.

On Monday night my husband just happened to look out the window before heading to bed and noticed our side woods were on fire.
F-I-R-E!  All around our bunny's cage!
Because of his quick thinking we were able to put out the fire and rescue Luna without having to call the FD.  When all was said and done, we decided to give her some fresh water.  That's when we realized just how hot her cage had been.  Her water bottle was almost too hot to touch.  Poor little thang!

We're not sure how it started.  We grilled out, so possibly a stray ember that took its time smoldering.  We're so grateful the kids slept through the whole ordeal.

Today I am giving thanks for:
1. Protection from tornados
2. Protection from fire
3. Air conditioning

Happy June!!!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Tornados and fires are so scary! Glad you're safe! And glad you're home. Looking forward to your vacation pictures/posts.

Kellie said...

Can't wait to see and hear about your adventures. :) We had something like your fire a few years back. We were awakened around 1:00 in the morning to fire right outside our bedroom windows. God truly had His hand on us because our gas line was right there. It melted, but thankfully, nothing ignited. I am right there with you praising the Lord for His protection!!!

Mom said...

The arm of the Lord certainly has been around y'all! So thankful!!