Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Evacuee

We were evacuated last night. Austin has serious fires forcing many out of their homes. Including us! We spent the night in a hotel, but we were able to come home this morning. They also restored power. We are still on high alert. Praying we are not evacuated again. Ash falling on your house is extremely scary. Throwing things into the suburban as fast as we could was a nightmare! I grabbed our Homeschool stuff, photo albums, birth certificates, ss cards, etc.. Some people in our hotel lost their homes. It was the craziest thing I've ever been through. I'm still in shock. Here are some pictures I took in our neighborhood, and one picture was taken from a safe spot down the road.

Please continue to pray for TEXAS. We need rain!!! The smell of smoke in our house added to morning sickness is a rough combination. I think I need to throw up NOW!

I never thought our family would be called "evacuees". Crazy! The first picture was taken of our house with smoke behind it. Quite an experience!

12 comments:

Wendy said...

so glad you are all safe. i thought of you as soon as i watched the coverage.

Kelly said...

I'm so glad to hear that you all are safe! I can only imagine how scary that was! Love you lots! Feel free to come stay with me if you need to! :)

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. The smoke smell/morning sickness part really sent me to my knees for you.

Tiffany said...

Praying for you!!!

I had no idea the fire was that close to you!!!

How is it going?

I love you and will continue to pray...
Tiff
xoxoxo

Kim said...

I cannot begin to imagine how scary it must be! Our SS teacher from FBC (cleburne) is now a pastor in Bastrop and they just lost their house today :( Seeing the church rally to love on them and that entire town is a beautiful thing but the loss is immeasurable.

Praying for you, your sweet baby, your family and your home. Praying for rain. Just praying.

Karen Hammons said...

Wow. Thankful that you and the family are safe!!

Love you friend!
Karen

Kelly said...

Praying, I can't imagine,

Paula said...

So sorry!1!

Jules said...

We have been & are continuing to pray for y'all!I am so glad all of you are safe!

Kate said...

mandi, i really hate this for you all down in tx. praying it will all end soon and that you will be safe from here on out. so sorry you are dealing with the smells of smoke and naseua - NOT FUN.
thinking of you often and continuing to pray for protection for your sweet fam. :) love u

Carrie said...

Had no idea the fires were so close to you. Thankful you are safe and your house is okay...be careful!

Becca in Texas said...

I have been praying that you all are okay and your house is protected. Please up date and let us know how you are doing!