Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene Home Videos and Photos

Hurricane Irene came and went where we live and we have so much to be thankful for:  We were in the 50% that did not lose power in our area, my cupcakes slept through the night with the heavy rain and wind, and besides some debris in our yard there was no damage to our home.  Also, our chickens were locked up safe and sound in our coop and they survived the storm too! :) 

I know that things could have been so much worse, especially if Irene was a stronger hurricane and I know that others may be suffering with damage and loss.  As Hurricane Irene moves up north currently, my thoughts and prayers are with my relatives in Boston who will soon be getting the heavy bands of rain and wind.  

I thought I would post these short home videos that were taken from our front porch.  The yelps and screams in the background are not my children in distress, rather they are full of excitement to experience the power of Hurricane Irene.  We are just so thankful Irene was not so mean as once predicted for our area!
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We couldn't travel to the beach closest to our home since police would only let residents onto that beach.  So this afternoon we decided to jump in our van to travel about 30 minutes to another local beach to walk around since one of my friends told me that there were clams, crabs, and sea stars along the shore.  The wind was still going a little strong and the sand was blowing, stinging our legs, but it was a great trip and we found lovely treasures that excited my children.  Here are some gifts that Irene left behind for us to find:
 Sea star on a shell

 Lots of sea stars that my children put in a clam shell!

Shrimp on right and sea star in a shell in front



My son is holding a small crab.





10 comments:

Kara said...

So thankful to read this update...will continue to pray for those still in the path.
Also thankful your kiddos were able to sleep through it all...
Love,
K

Kylie said...

So thankful it passed you relatively unscathed. And what treasures you found at the beach, they are gorogeous!

melismama said...

Thankful you are ok Tracy. We are just getting the storm over the next few hours...tons of rain and high winds.but there are a few tornados now reported also....pray!

Glad your family made it thru safely. I am now trying to reach my parents but their lines must be down so haven't heard how they are doing yet. Praying for the best. Love the beach treasures, my kids would have loved that:) Voted for you today

Mom2Seven said...

Oh, I wonder if we'll find such treasures tomorrow! We arrived at the beach late this afternoon for our vacation. So glad you are safe! +JMJ+

Diane said...

It is so like you to find such wonderful treasures in the aftermath! So grateful that you emerged relatively unscathed. My sister in Nova Scotia is in the path now . . . My prayers continue for all of those still in the path . . .

Diane said...

It is so like you to find such wonderful treasures in the aftermath! So grateful that you emerged relatively unscathed. My sister in Nova Scotia is in the path now . . . My prayers continue for all of those still in the path . . .

Lynda said...

My son and I just loved seeing your wonderful finds at the beach. I'm very thankful to hear you all made it through the storm. We'll continue to pray for those less fortunate, and still in the path. God bless you, Tracy.

I'm glad to hear that you didn't lose power. Very neat that you found all those things on the beach.

Mom E said...

Happy to hear you fared well with the hurricane. I love the pictures you posted,it's wonderful how you found beauty in such a crazy situation! Sending prayers all goes back to normal in your area soon :)

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