This weekend started with a tornado sighting as I drove home from work Friday afternoon. I, along with several other vehicles leaving ECU, came over the bridge on highway 43 and spotted a giant black cloud dropping down out of the sky. Almost simultaneously, we all put on our turn signals and whipped into the gas station hoping to avoid driving through the cloud. We all watched from our vehicles as the cloud started rotating and funneling, turning a lighter gray color. My car rocked, the wind blew and it sounded like a train as coming by it was so loud. Thankfully, it blew right on by, but sadly it damaged a lot of homes in neighboring towns.
I finally made it home safely and we spent Friday evening eating dinner with my parents and playing with my sister's dwarf lop-eared bunny, Flopsy (that she got for Easter).
|Sawyer "hugging" (aka smothering) poor Flopsy as his mema supervises|
Saturday we headed to Cary for a house-warming party for our friend Kate. Her mom planned something super cool for the occasion. Our friend Samuel owns a landscaping business (Cardinal Wood, check it out), so Kate's mom Kathryn encouraged each of Kate's friends to pick a plant from Samuel's landscape plan to purchase for Kate in lieu of a gift, and we all came ready to plant our chosen flowers, bushes or trees (and by "we all", I basically mean the guys).
|Kate & I|
(blurry selfie on Josh's pitiful phone since mine was super dead)
Even Miss Ella did her part.
|Ella resting with Josh after her "gardening"|
|the dressing room, I stole this pic from Kate's facebook, but the room now also has a rolling closet thing with clothes as well beside the tall, glass-front cabinet|
|Living Room (and LP's hiney)|
|kitchen (totally stole this pic from Kate's facebook)|
|office (seriously orange top, white legs, home girl painted everything)|
|precious (but blurry) gallery wall and table she painted with recovered stools|
|enjoying the backyard|
We ended Saturday night with Josh falling through Kate's beach chair. 'Twas classic.