Sunday, December 8, 2013

First CC meet and ice storm

Earlier this week on Wednesday, we attended Jacob's first Cross County meet.  When we arrived at 4:30, we were basking in spring-like temperatures in the 80's (apparently pretty common in Texas) and found a very excited Jacob ready to run his first race
18th place out of 150!
By 6:00 the temperature dropped from the 80's to the 60's...but Jacob didn't seem to mind and we didn't necessarily mind until Thursday and Friday when the freezing rain and stinging winds arrived.  As the Texas news put it so eloquently, "slammed the Southwest and made a strangely blank landscape of normally sun-drenched North Texas: mostly empty highways covered in a sometime impassable frost, closed schools and millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions"   

Oh the weather outside looks frightful
 To keep the missionaries safe, President Ames grounded the fleet...meaning all the missionaries were now on foot.  Some ventured out on foot in the cold and ice to continue serving and teaching.  They never cease to amaze us.  
The Mission Office
The street that runs by the Mission Home

Despite all the ice and freezing conditions, we are happy to report that all of our missionaries are safe!