Wordless Wednesday: Ice Storm 2009

Today’s Wordless Wednesday is what we have been dealing with over the past 2 days. The ice is around a tree branch is at least 1 inch thick in diameter pretty much anywhere it had built up and the tree you see used to be a big beauiful tree in front of our house and well now you can’t really see our house because it has fallen and cracked and broken. Right now we can’t even get out of our front door if we need to go anywhere.

These are a few of our back yard, trees down everywhere, the kids won’t be playing out there for awhile and our trampoline enclosure was crushed:

This is what we encounter when we try to go out our front door:


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    Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs."

    oh, goodness! I’m grateful to see you’re family is safe even in the middle of all that.
    I think ice storms can be so beautiful…until they’re in my front yard. p.s…i’m pretty sure that storm is heading my way. FUN!

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    OMG that is awful! I hear it on the news but you definately showed me what it’s like living within it.
    Stay inside…warm and safe!

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    Poor little tricycle!

  4. 4

    Good gracious! I haven’t dealt with an ice storm in years. Forget how crazy and scary and beautiful it can be.

  5. 5

    Wow – as destructive as they are, ice storms can make the world look so beautiful too.

  6. 6

    Beautiful pictures, but definitely a day to stay indoors.

  7. 7

    Oh My Gosh! I so feel for you.
    Stay safe and warm!

  8. 8

    Oh my gosh. I hope it melts soon. Stay warm and safe.

  9. 9

    Wow, that is way worse than ours. I will have to do a WW, haven’t for months, and put some of our pics up. Not even close to being as bad as yours.

  10. 10

    Well, it IS beautiful! So glad none of that landed on your roof…hope the trampoline will be ok!

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    Its so beautiful, but oh so scary, isn’t it?! Be safe, stay inside, stay warm!!! I’m thinkin’ of you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Boy can I relate. We have had no power for three days now. Still counting too. Did u stay in town? My parent wanted us to drive to their house in ft. Smith, but I don’t think it is safe. I have a lot of pics too, but no way to post them. I am on the cell to

    Stay safe,
    Your fellow Arkansan

  13. 13

    Ice storms are so awful but I’m glad you made it through ok!!

  14. 14

    Great series! Wow!! I won’t complain about our little bit of ice now.

  15. 15

    WOW, that is terrible. I feel so bad for you but I’m glad you haven’t lost power yet. You should submit the tricycle picture to the Weather Channel. Stay safe!

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    Oh WOW!! We haven’t had one theat bad since ’94 and boy am I glad. I was relieved to get up this morning and find only snow! Although snow and ice are a rare find here in Mississippi! Good Luck with the clean-up.

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    Glad you guys are okay! We had a similar ice storm not too long ago with pretty disastrous results. Great pictures!

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    The Party of Five

    Wow. I bet your kids are going crazy seeing their things like that. Just stay safe. Crazy crazy. Good luck and hopefully your tree or anything for that doesn’t take too much damage.

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    Alyson, the 3 P's Mama

    All is well here in our neck of the woods as well…you must live closer than I realized! So glad you are safe and able to see the beauty.

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    It is good to see you posting. Wow did that tree ever hit your home. Yikes!

  21. 21

    Holy flippin’ ice storm batman!!! Cool pictures though, not so cool situation. But I guess its literally cool since ice is cold… blahhhh, I’m rambling!!!

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    Secret Mom Thoughts

    The ice is pretty but so destructive. Hope things warm up for you.

  23. 23

    Yikes! Be careful, Toni!

  24. 24

    I took pics of our ice too, got mine up but forgot to come and put it in the mr linky. My pics aren’t as great as your’s since our ice wasn’t as bad.

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    My Trendy Tykes

    Yikes! That’s a lot of ice.


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    OMG that is crazy! stay safe!

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    You got it a lot worse than we did this time. Your pictures look like our pictures from Dec. 07. (Oklahoma) This time was bad but not THAT bad.

    It will take you forever to get all that cleaned up. It took Tulsa a year to clean up the mess.

    Stay warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 28

    You guys got so much more than we did–ours melted off today. Crazy pictures!

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    Ice storms suck so bad but the pictures that you get from them are just amazing!

  30. 30

    Thats crazy! I am so glad you are all OK!

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    We don’t get much snow here… it’s ICE we have to worry about! It can be pretty, but it sure does cause a lot of problems. Stay warm and safe!

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    HOLY COW!! That is ALOT of ice! I do hope you and your family and friends are well. Be careful out there!

    The ice is so beautiful but can do so much damage it’s unreal!!

  33. 33

    Wow. We got hit by a huge snow/ice storm last night also. Heres hoping spring comes soon !!

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    Stacy's Random Thoughts

    Oh, WOW! You guys got tons more ice than we did! Isn’t it amazing how beautiful it looks in its destruction mode? The tree branch in front of your front door makes it look like you live in an ice castle… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad you and your family are OK! Stay warm… (HUGZ!)

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    Oh wow – you poor thing! You can’t even leave your house? Do you want to come and stay with me for awhile (if you can find a way out?). It’s about 70 degrees here in Cali right now, but it gets really cold here at night (in the 30’s). I know, I know, you’re not impressed with our “cold” weather!

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    Happy WW & I'm hoping for an early spring as well!

    I invite your blog readers to see a disturbing photo of suicide attempt at a national park. Why are people so willing to give up?

    peace, Villager

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    Kristen Andrews

    oh Toni that ice looks terrible! We have a lot of snow but ice is what I really don’t like. Stay safe!