I'm extremely afraid of tornadoes. I mean...they're my biggest fear in life! My husband and I lived in Oklahoma for a few years, and I've been through a ton of warnings, have had bags packed to run out to a safe room...and there they get HUGE. I've seen the damage from the one that hit Moore, OK. And let me tell you, in the mid-west, they have the most detailed radar for tornadoes. They can tell you exactly where that puppy is touching or hovering over. But, have never seen one. I would freak out..I mean F R E A K out! My in-laws would razz me about it once in awhile. It's the LeMarr way ;-)
So, leave it to moving back to Florida, to see my first tornado. I know my in-laws are wondering what my reaction was. I was on a MAJOR adrenaline rush! I was AMAZED! I saw it when I was leaving work. Wondering what the heck it was. A cloud going straight down to the ground. I had trees in my view for a good portion of my drive on I-10, but once I got to Stockton, BAM there it was.
Now, this is from the iphone...this is the best I could do while I was shaking. I had pulled over for this...
Once I got to the Fuller Warren bridge, traffic basically stopped. We were ALL watching it! Course, this was a water spout.
Here is another before I saw it in full on the water.
These aren't great, but for someone sitting in sloooooow moving traffic...this was the best I could do. And again, I was shaking pretty bad, but at the same time just in amazement! I call my mom screaming "THIS IS SOO FREAKING COOL!!!"
It broke apart then formed again just as I got off the atlantic exit. Then the sky dropped. I had lightning hit really close by the jeep...I felt tingles. That was soo cool!! I'm still tripping out about it. I got to watch it move around on the river! Watch it form, then lift, then form, then lift....wow!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Warning: This is a super, duper, uber long post. Very long for the very fact that there are WAY too many faves!!
We met up with the girls at the salon.
The hotel we stayed at was the same one the girls got ready at. Unfortunately, they were booked solid, fortunately at the last min..they were able to squeeze us into one available room...all 18 of us.
Stuart getting ready
Some yummy details
Heading out to the venu...-3 brides maids
Some fun pics before the ceremony
Down the aisle
The first look...LOVE this!
Husband and Wife!! Whoot Whoot!!
Love these two!!
Father & Daughter
Step-Father & Daughter
Mother & Son
They're from USC...
Presenting our Photobooth! It's our second attempt...and we LOVE it!
This is what you get when you walk away from your camera for five min....blurry HILARIOUS pictures..Don't kill us girls, we HAD to post them! LOVE YOU!!!
The send off
We had a wonderful, fabulous, hilarious, memorable time!! It only rained a brief moment throughout the day, and held off till the send off at 11:30pm!! Thank you all for making us feel like family, and letting us be a part of this beautiful day!