"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Friday, May 23, 2008

It's a Tornado!

Yesterday I dropped my kids off with my mom and off to work I went. It was cloudy and cold and my mom had mentioned that it was raining at her house. I knew it would probably make it to our hour sooner or later. It did and rained. A couple of hours later my mom called and said it was storming, LOUD thunder, lightening and lots of hail. (i'm hoping she took pics so I can post those too. Well a little later my cousin(from Palm Springs) called to see if we were ok out here. she said she heard there was a tornado warning. But I hadn't heard anything. Well later that night I heard that there was a tornado actually 2 of them really close to my moms house. the picture above is the actual one. Doesn't it look scary! Luckily no one was hurt and it didn't visit too long.
This is from a news article.
Twin tornadoes touch down Thursday near March Air Force Base in Riverside. The funnels caused power outages, derailed a train, and flipped a big rig truck forcing the 215 Freeway to close, but no injuries were reported.
A tornado flipped a big-rig truck, derailed a freight train and clogged a major interstate for several miles Thursday as a wild spring thunderstorm hopscotched across Southern California dumping hail, rain and snow.The most severe damage was reported in Riverside County, where dark, towering funnel clouds spun across the communities east and west of the 215 Freeway corridor. In Orange County, walls of water, mud and debris -- some 8 feet high -- battered eastern canyons that had burned in last year's wildfires, leaving behind a muddy mess but little major damage and no injuries.


da Bergs said...

oh my gosh I had heard that there were 2 tornados on Mo Val but I couldnt believe it! WOW! I posted pics on my blog of the raid... man it flooded the roads and everything... we didnt get the hail though! Looks like you had a great time at Disneyland too!!! ...the Happiest place on Earth!

Sean, Jen and Carson said...

That is so crazy! It's like Kansas out there!!

SHIRLEY'S said...

YIKES... we too had tornados come to Colorado. It just missed us by about 5-6 miles from our house. CRAZY times huh?!?!?

Amy said...

Crazy! I posted a blog on it too, and i stole your tornado pic! Tanks!!