Because of Callen’s penicillin reaction, we left a day late to go to Grandma and Papa’s house.  As we were packing up to head out on Thursday morning, there was something in the back yard that was making me a little nervous…A rapidly rising river!

This is what our creek normally looks like:

Luckily the water didn’t rise much higher than what you see in the first picture.  It had a lot further to go before it made it to our house, but that was a lot of water!  When we got to Branson, we were watching the weather channel and they said that Little Rock had received a record 81 inches of rain in 2009.  As our neighbor, Diane, said, “That’s why we know we’ll never have neighbors behind us!”