This time last week we watched as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi was making a beeline for Far North Queensland. On Wednesday morning, my birthday, we woke to the news that Yasi was now a Category 5 with warnings of huge risk to lives & property. Needless to say, we quickly made the decision to pack the kids & the cat into our car & drive away. It was the hardest decision I've ever had to make ... leaving behind our loved ones & our home. I was so incredibly relieved to get a phone call from my Dad to say that they were all safe & sound.
We left our car behind & managed to catch a plane on Friday getting home after midnight. Whilst my town has suffered damage, it is the towns only 40kms south of us that have been truly devastated.
As I type this, we have our power back on & the phones are working again. My daughter's school reopened today, even though they have no power, tarps on the roof & water damaged classrooms ... but it feels good to be home. Thank you to everyone for your messages & prayers ... let's just hope that Queensland & the rest of Australia gets a break for a long time!
On a much happier note, our February challenge is now up at Scrap Jacked. We had such an amazing response to the first challenge & a huge congratulations to all the winners. I can't tell you how hard it was to pick the winners!
Here's my February layout
Why not pop on over & check out our creations ... we would love to have you play along with us!