The aftermath of a devastating tornado in Mobile Alabama on Christmas Day, 2012. This was the church where my husband and I were married. The high school from which we both graduated was hit, too, along with several homes and other businesses. Miraculously, no one was killed or seriously injured, praise God!
The school re-opened this September; the students were housed in mobile classrooms at another high school campus in the city from January-May, 2013. The church is rebuilding; meanwhile the parishioners are meeting in the repaired Parish Hall. For a few months they met in the building of a sister church in the city. Most of the homes have been or are being repaired. Some had to be torn down. The businesses have been repaired.
We took a cruise from New Orleans to Key West and the Bahamas, along with about 30 of our friends from church. It was a wonderfully restful time!
I didn't take many photos in March, just this one on St. Patrick's Day. We had begun house-hunting in preparation for a move to be closer to our children and grandchildren. This was taken in the driveway of our son's house.
Son and granddaughters, the reason for moving. We bought our new house in April, found it, liked it, made an offer, signed the papers and took possession!
Packing up our whole house, getting ready for the move
We moved in on June 1 and began furnishing our new home with pieces we already had, some items that had belonged to my mother, and a few we bought new or (mostly) from a flea market/antique store.
Brand new baby grandson to join his sisters, ages 5 and 2!
Enjoying our pool with the family!
Attended a music fest on Labor Day, Jazz on the Grass
A subtle (*very* subtle) change in the foliage
Thanksgiving Dinner with our son and daughter-in-law. The son with the children spent the holiday with his wife's family.
Eldest granddaughter is in kindergarten now. This is her school Christmas pageant. (She's the angel on the left.). I'm so glad we live here where we can be a part of their growing up!
Another one for December, consider it Lagniappe! This was my birthday dinner with my husband. :-)