Storms and Apple Pie

This weekend has turned out to be very eventful!  On Thursday evening we had a very bad storm...straight-line winds, rain, lighting, thunder, and the like!  It resembled a tornado!!!  (Limbs were flying in the air, rain was pouring so hard you could barely see, and we were afraid the doors/windows were going to break.)  Thankfully, it didn't last long and we didn't have any major damage.  It could have been a lot worse, but the Lord is always watching out and protecting us!  My PaPaw's and MaMaw's yard was the most damaged.  We had tree limbs and tons of leaves in our yard, but they had two trees beside their house down! 

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah."
Psalm 46:1-3

Here are some pics...

After the winds had subsided...still raining.
(Our yard)

Malachi and Silas drenched from the storm.

The yard was a mess!  Spent the evening picking up limbs.
(Our yard)

Both trees were down...kind of sad. 
(PaPaw's and MaMaw's yard)

(P/M's yard)

(P/M's yard)

Where two trees used to stand...only 1/2 of one stood.
(P/M's yard)

Yesterday everyone pitched in to get the trees cleaned up.
(P/M's yard)

My cousins' canopy was totally ruined!

There could have been a lot more damage...but the Lord was merciful!  This wasn't a small storm!

Now on to the yummy part...


Who doesn't like a warm piece of apple pie, with a heaping scoop of ice cream, and maybe a cup of coffee?  :)  This is one of my PaPaw's favorites!  My sister and I made this pie from scratch, just for him, because he's the greatest!  He has worked so hard the past two days cleaning up!  (Though, he always is a hard worker.)  :)  It was so hot yesterday, but he kept going.  Hope you enjoy your pie, PaPaw! 

Blessings!!!  Have a wonderful Saturday evening!