Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ice Storms

Some of you know that in the Northwest we have been having some CRAZY weather patterns! My kids are getting a 3 week Christmas Break because of it! Last night the freezing rain started. Most of our trees are severely damaged. We are praying that they don't damage more of our house! (As I am writing this we are hearing the creak and crack of more ice on the trees!) Anyway We have lost many branches, and major limbs. If the trees don't fall on there own we will have to chop them down when all is said and done! (Well most of them anyway!) But I think the Willow tree will survive! As scary as the ice can be it makes for some very pretty pictures! I had to have Larry help me get most of these because I was having a really hard time walking on the sheet of ice. But I hope you enjoy my pictures! The storm was so bad that they cancelled church for our ward again this morning! The 3rd ward held just Sacrament meeting. We decided to brave the streets and go to their ward. It was a beautiful meeting. What really got me was the closing hymn when the Primary sang the first verse of Silent Night, then 3 Young Women joined with a beautiful Descant and then the ward joined for the last 2 verses and it was beautiful! The spirit was so strong and so beautiful. I caught a touch of the beauty of Christmas and the spirit of it! It was worth the rush of getting hair and fancy dresses on at the last minute to enjoy the spirit felt there!

3 comments:

Rory Baxter said...

Amanda - the picts you guys got are so beautiful! Very creative angles and choices of things to take picts of. I also have to tell you I LOVE the snow pict of your willow - it is gorgeous!
Glad to know that you guys are safe with all the trees/branches coming down - we had 3 3rd families have trees come down and 2 damaged houses...glad to know that you guys are safe and warm. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers that it will stay that way.

Rachel said...

Wow you got some great shots! My parents get ice storms like this up in Tri-Cities it's crazy stuff. Stay safe and be careful shopping tomorrow. :)

We only had Sacrament today because of the snow storm that we are having today. The sad thing is, we have sacrament first and we were late today, so we got there for the last 20 minutes and then heard them say to go home. So we got all 7 of us dressed up to go for 20 minutes of church. Sigh... It's been a day.....

Mo said...

Beautiful even though it is so dangerous and inconvientent. I'm glad it's not that bad over here! It's cold but not that icy.