Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trip To Joplin

The trip there and back was adventurous to say the least. The turnpike to Joplin was closed due to debris still being on the road. We had to take the back roads. Well, with all of the rain NE Oklahoma has gotten, a lot of flooding has been going on. We didnt have many problems until we got to Seneca, MO. It was like a raging river there. Everything was flooding. (They wound up having to evacuate. )

Once we got to Joplin, we found the place easily and dropped off all the supplies. We then followed traffic and wound up in the middle of the destruction. It was so heart wrenching. I just wanted to get out and help. It made me sick to my stomach. I had been to those places so many times in my lifetime. We quickly got ourselves back out of there so that we wouldnt be in the way of emergency vehicles.

After we got out of there, we headed back. We were able to take the turnpike, but the flooding was getting close to the road. I just made it through Vinita, to pick up my car, and back towards Tulsa before roads in Vinita started to flood. The had to evacuate a few places also.

Please keep Senca and Joplin, Mo along with Vinita and surrounding areas in your prayers. More severe storms are heading our way this evening and more flooding and tornadoes are likely.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Prayers For Joplin, MO

As most of you probably know by now, Most of Joplin was taken out by a F4-F5 tornado. More storms are heading that way over the next few days. They could really use your prayers, support and any donations you can give.

My mom, sister, myself and a person from the Salvation Army are heading that way with blankets, water, and non perishable foods this evening. Pray for us also. It is pretty dangerous that way.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Catch Up

Not a lot has really been going on around here. We have been traveling back to our home town on the weekends to check up on my father in-law. He is doing much better. Just taking it a day at a time.

We finally got to do our Easter dinner and hunt this weekend. It was a little cold, but the kids enjoyed it. Yesterday, we went to an OKC Redhawks game with Charlie's office. It was a lot of fun. The kids didnt do as well as hoped, but it wasnt to bad.

I have another baby appointment today. They are hoping to hear the heartbeat with the doppler. If not, I get another ultrasound. I wont complain if I have too ;)

Thats about all there is for updating. Hope everyone has been well.