I grew up in the midwest so I'm familiar with the threat of severe weather, including tornados, but I never experienced the damage of one while living there.
Raleigh was hit with a few tornados a couple years ago, and my sister and I happened to be driving through the line of the storms. It was scary, but God protected us as we made it back home--only to learn of the extensive damage downtown Raleigh.
Those tornados did not do nearly the amount of damage that the one did yesterday in OK, but I remember the feeling of "man, it happens so quickly and you can lose everything".
I hope and pray for a miracle and that more children will be found, pets will be reunited with their families, and the transition back to reality will be smooth.
This weekend, my mom flew down for a visit + to participate in her first sprint triathlon with my sister and I. Since doing the triathlon last fall, I had been itching to do another and got my sister and mom on board to join me!
I ended up waking up with migraine symptoms that morning, so had to pull out at the last minute, but I went and supported them from the sidelines!
They both did very well! I'm proud of their hard work and look forward to joining them in another race in the future!
On Sunday night, my mom and I went to see The Great Gatsby. I was enticed by the first preview I ever saw--and I couldn't wait to see it. My overall thoughts on it? Unimpressed. Yes, it was a beautiful movie as far as the costumes, makeup, hair, party scenes, and "period" aspects. But it was sssssllllllooooooooowwwwwwwwww and long. Too long. Have you seen it? What did you think?
I DID however see a preview for a Tom Hank's movie that comes out this October that looks amazing. It's called Captian Phillips and it's about this event.
I hope you had a nice weekend! I'm working on my "makeup essentials" video that will hopefully be ready this week!