Lake Binnion

More rain this evening. Yay.

This time the water got all the way up to our back porch. I died a little inside when I opened the back door to check our yard.

Here are some of the pictures from tonight’s storm. I can’t imagine why our house is sinking.

Severe Weather – North Texas

With the all the severe weather that has been charging through North Texas over the past couple weeks, I thought that it would be neat to share a video I stumbled upon on Facebook. It shows a video of the tornado that tore through Wichita Falls in April 1979.

Recently, we have had numerous tornado warnings and countless watches. We have been under a constant flood advisory.

We just bought a house earlier this month, and since we have been in a stage 5 drought for quite some time we didn’t get flood insurance. That was a mistake. However, we were lucky enough to have no flooding in our neighborhood. But, since we had so much rain in such a short time (over 13 inches this month), our poor house has gone from slight settling to needing to have the foundation lifted 3 inches. That’s a lot for a foundation.

The National Weather Service - Norman

National Weather Service via Times Record News

The Wichita River flows through our town, and the areas around the river had mandatory evacuations. In April, this area was almost completely dry. As you can see… now it is not.

Here are some photos taken by Marla Johnson from Just Shoot Me Photography.
This is the difference between 5/21/15 and 5/24/15

Lake Arrowhead- Before and After

So, How’s your weather?

Ready or Not

Ready or not Christmas is coming. I have my tree up (for a couple weeks now), and I do believe I have all my shopping done. No last minute gift buying for me! We have been to a couple different Christmas activities so far this month.
Hero and I added a few new ornaments to our tree to honor Scarlett this year. And we made a cute little robot ornament to add for Hero. I’m pretty happy with our tree!

Hero’s visit to Santa was fun. He was very excited to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. As excited as he was to see the big guy in red, I think that he was just as excited about the reindeer hat that he got afterwards. Stinker.

We had Eric’s family Christmas (without Eric) I was responsible for bringing a couple Chinese Christmas presents. Every year, I always try to have my presents picked first based on appearance. They are either beautifully wrapped or very interesting. This year I opted for interested. I wasn’t picked first, but they were still talked about a good part of the night.

My final update for the night will end with my favorite. Hero’s class gingerbread building party. What a mess! We had icing everywhere. It was so much fun though.

November Updates

Hero had an exciting pie feast for Thanksgiving at school. We had apple, pecan, pumpkin, and cherry. I do believe that pecan that was both of us. It had the perfect pecan to goop ratio. Yum.
I also had to honor of having birthday lunch with Hero. He picked Taco Bell. Blech.

On the day of Hero’s ACTUAL birthday, per his request I put streamers across his door so he could give them a good ninja chop! He was so sleepy though it just turned out to be a silent but deadly… slow motion chop.
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Later in November, we had to rare opportunity to go to WWE for Hero’s birthday…
Let me tell you something. That is a who different type of people who go to those events. There are some interesting folks there. And it was the most FAKE thing I have ever seen. Wow. Just wow. Regardless of all that, Hero still had a lot of fun… for about as long as he does at anything else. 20 minutes. Then he was ready to go. And that’s ok.

So tell me. How was your Thanksgiving? Have you ever watched or been to a WWE “performance”?

See ya tomorrow!