Yesterday was officially the first day of Summer! Meaning that yesterday was also supposed to be the longest day of the year. And, meaning that it's officially 6 month's until Ryan turns the big Three-Oh! Ryan was born the the first day of winter...the shortest day of the year (UG!).
Anyways, yesterday sure didn't feel like it was the longest day of the year. At 8 pm it was nearly dark outside! Here are some pictures to give you a visual (and because you know I love having pictures in my posts to keep them interesting!).
About 8:00pm Ryan called me on his way home from bike class to say that the tornado sirens were going off. I went outside and could hear them faintly in the distance. I thought it was weird that I didn't see anything on TV about a bad storm, but soon realized it was because I was watching DVR. So, I went back in and switched to the local news channel. Seconds after doing that the program was interrupted that a funnel cloud was spotted 5 miles from our house. I still wasn't too freaked out until I heard the sirens nearly in our backyard going off.
Living in a townhouse means that we don't have a basement. I called Ryan back to see where he was (hooking up the trailer) because I was starting to get scared. Ry reassured me that "God hates trailer parks more than townhouses" so I should be safe. Hahahah! Only Ryan!
Anyways, since there wasn't a basement for me to huddle in, I decided to stay outside and watch the storm blow in. If there was a funnel, I'd run back inside and go in our 1st floor bathroom :O) About 10 minutes after the sirens went off, the rain started to fall and the wind whipped the trees like they were in a hurricane.
Long story short, I never saw a funnel, our house is still standing and we just got ALOT of rain. But, the longest day of the year sure seemed to get dark pretty fast!