This year has been full of record breaking weather. We had a winter of snow, I mean lots of snow. 21 inches of snow in Arkansas! Then a very wet spring. Rain that lead to tragic tornados in our area. We spent several nights in the closet praying that tornados would stay away from our town. We were really lucky that our area was spared severe damage. Unfortunately, Joplin a town about 45 minutes north of us wasn't so lucky. A massive EF5 tornado wiped out half of their town and killing almost 200 people. This tornado wad deemed the deadliest tornado in history. We pray for the families that lost loved ones, that lost their homes, cars, and jobs. Here are a few pictures.
This was taken in our neighborhood on one of our tornado warned nights.
I am very blessed to have a wonderful immediate and extended family. Brandon and I have been married for 12 years and have 2 wonderful children. Abbi is 11 and Jackson is 3. Brandon and I always knew that we wanted to have kids and settled on 1. Along came Abbi... 8 years later surprise... along came Jackson. I can honestly say our family is now complete. Brandon and I are thankful everyday for each other and for healthy and happy kiddos. Brandon is the Operations Manager for one of Walmart's Distribution Centers and I am a Sales Analyst for the Pepsi Warehouse and DSD Beverages Sam's Club Team. We live in Northwest Arkansas and love it. We are blessed to have my sister, my parents, and my maternal grandparents, all within 20 minutes of us and not far down the Mountains are Brandon's family. Life is Good!