Last Saturday Ames had a HUGE storm. Think tsunami plus tornado weather (ok, so maybe it wasn't that bad). Regardless, I was super scared because we have 3 LARGE windows in our room and it is on the top floor of the house. There was a storm warning (with chance of a tornado at any moment) and the lighting was going crazy (it felt like the lights were on in our room). Joel decided that we should down sleep on the single bed in our basement, where there are no windows (it is moments like these that I am really ok with not having any kids yet).
We woke up the next morning and found....
A palm tree?! For a moment I felt like Dorothy felt in Kansas. Man, what I would give to live in the tropics!
Actually that is one of the HUGE pine trees in our back yard. God graciously sent it flailing over the fence towards the railroad tracks and not onto our house. Joel had a great time cutting this tree down. We now have lots of wood for our fire pit!