While we waited out the storm, mama was already making plans to get back home. She is such a homebody and being away from home caused her more stress than the hurricane. Mama wanted to go home Saturday, but that clearly was not an option. Matthew came knocking on Carolina's door Saturday. Since the lake is roughly 180 miles inland, we were ok, but back home the hurricane was wreaking havoc. High winds and flooding took a toll on the low country.
Accounts from family and friends told of trees down, impassible roads, flooding and power outages. Mama's home was spared as was ours at the beach. Mama has been a good sport, but she is biting at the bits to get home. Back at home, however, there are power outages and some flooding, still. She'll get home one way or the other this week and all will be well.
I don't have pictures of the aftermath of the storm because I wasn't there, but here at the lake I took a few.
The clouds were oddly beautiful.
Sunset Saturday and the last of Hurricane Matthew skies.
Saturday, while the storm was bearing down along the coast, we were at Lidia and Sawyer's Tae Kwon Do festival in the upstate. As the festival opened, Lidia and Sawyer rode their unicycles as part of the exhibition. Later came the competition. Lidia and Sawyer did very well. We are so proud of their accomplishments.
At the end of the day..........
Lidia took 2nd place in Form and 2nd place in Breaking Boards.
Sawyer took 1st place in Form and 3rd place in Breaking Boards.
And....in December, they will officially be Black Belts.
Look how beautiful !!!!!
Love my Tae Kwon Do babies !!
Sunday, we celebrated Sawyer's 10th birthday with a party at a pumpkin patch. I'll tell you all about it in a few days. For now, I'm going to see what I can do to get mama back home.