At the end of August we got to experience our first hurricane since moving to North Carolina. Though Hurricane Irene was predicted to make landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane it was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall a few hours northeast of us. We had strong winds and a good deal of rain but nothing as severe as was predicted.
Hurricane Irene rolling in
We lost power for a couple hours in the midst of the storm-- luckily during the day so no one was too scared!! We stocked up on water and non-perishable foods (including MRE's) before the storm as well as some take-n-bake pizzas from Sam's Club. Jacob made some AMAZING pizzas on the BBQ and to this day the kids prefer their pizza cooked on the grill!
Delicious BBQ'd pizza
By bedtime the storm had passed and we were able to enjoy a BEAUTIFUL sunset before everyone headed off to bed.