I suppose I left out a few minor details and assumed that everyone knew where my family lives!? Hmm… can you tell I hadn’t had any coffee when I posted that post? My family doesn’t live in Alabama… but rather, Southern Illinois. The farm (which is in Lancaster on the map below) is just a few miles east (West Salem) where the earthquake seems to have been centered. I finally got up with mom and she said that she thought a tornado was coming through the house. At first she heard the dishes rattling then things (like a stained glass window, pictures, and a giant deer head) began to fall from the walls. She said she didn’t know where to go or what to do! I can imagine not. Thankfully, besides being all shook up, no one seems to be injured.
As for the big trip ahead of us… my husband has informed me he has a very long day ahead of him. Looks like we may not be making it down to the retreat center until tomorrow morning! We’ll see.
Also, some of y’all were looking for Jennifer’s bulletin board… I asked her if she’d snap a few pictures and post it on her blog… you can check out her handy work here! Thanks, Jen!
simply seletaApril 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm
Ah ha! Now I get it.
The Birds NestApril 18, 2008 at 3:55 pm
Okay. How crazy is this? I grew up in Salem, IL. Not far from West Salem. My Mom thought my Dad was having a seizure when their bed started shaking:)
AshleyApril 19, 2008 at 6:21 pm
I saw that on the news yesterday! Poor Mimi and your mom! I can’t imagine! Glad everybody’s fine!!!! Who would have thought an earthquake??
I did feel my bed shake one morning when I lived in B’ham though (probably 2003). Do you remember that? You never know I guess!
By the way…That is one good-looking picture of the Stickler family on your last post! 🙂
AnonymousApril 20, 2008 at 9:33 pm
My dear new friend,
I’m so thankful that your family is safe! Matt and I will continue to keep them in our prayers. I am eagerly looking forward to sitting down and writing you a long email this week.
Who new that “keeping your flip flops on” would be so crucial for all the new and blossoming relationships in your life (metaphorically and literally). I hope you had a wonderful time at the beach retreat.
God Bless and Keep You and Your Family,
LeahApril 21, 2008 at 9:19 am
Just found your blog because I heard you had a bow tutorial! Thanks for that! I have 2 boys and one girl, she’s the youngest, so I’m new at all this!
Porter & SaraApril 21, 2008 at 7:43 pm
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