June 20, 2013

The Tree

We've gotten a lot of rain this summer in GA. On Tuesday it had been raining and storming on and off-I got caught in a storm while I was running early that morning and the girls swim lessons were cancelled that afternoon due to the weather. So, we were on our way home from the called off lessons and we pulled up the driveway into the garage. The next thing you know we hear this crackling sound as we're getting out of the car. I finally figured out that it was a tree. We headed down the driveway to explore the situation and this is what we saw!! 

The girls were terrified! 

I tried to remind them that God was looking out for us and He protected us. After all, we were JUST driving up the driveway 30 seconds earlier!! 

The tree was so huge that it went across the driveway, through our "yard" and into the street!! 

Layne was excited about the adventure but Hayden just wanted to be inside where it was "safe". She was pretty shaken up about the whole thing. 

At one point the girls looked out the window and saw a fire truck! So, we headed down to watch them work. 

It started raining pretty hard while we were down there, but the girls just had to wave bye and say thank you!! 

Jeff and his friend David came over to "cut us out"! They had to take a few brakes due to the rain and storms...but they got the driveway cleared!! 

We stopped to take a picture at the huge trunk on our way out to Test Kitchen that night! 

Last night daddy started the huge task of cutting it up. We're going to have some GREAT firewood this winter! I need to look up some projects on Pinterest that I can do with all of this wood!! 

Their own little stools for performances!!  

Where do they learn this stuff?!

Daddy the lumberjack! 

He got his chainsaw stuck one time so the girls and I had to use the truck and a chain to pull a log to free the saw. It was pretty awesome! 

Layne helping daddy by putting all of the cut pieces into a pile! 

Even this one! 

Awww...one of the trees had a birds nest in it. Hope those babies knew how to fly! 

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