Monday, April 5, 2010

Shake, Rattle & Roll!

A Easter we shall never forget...a 7.2 Earthquake!

The clock stopped at the very moment because the pendulum was going side to side as the earthquake moved back and forth. Amazing!

I was talking to daughter Tiffani on the phone who lives in Oregon, son Nathan and his family were with Grandpa Don in the backyard, while we were waiting for daughters Shelli and Heidi and their families to arrive for our Easter gathering,
when it hit! I had my ear phone on so daughter Tiffani heard the whole thing! I said to her "we are having an earthquake", as I grabbed little Samie dog! I ran to the backyard as we all gathered! It rolled like we were on a boat and it seemed forever! Not fun. The pool water was rocking back and forth while splashing out and I could hear things rattling inside the house. I could hear all the neighborhood voices in their backyards also. Before I got off the phone with Tiffani her hubby had CNN on and was on the computer at the same time. News breaking as it happened!
It was centered in Baja, Mexico, 150 miles from our home.
Our children were driving and wondered why they swayed some on the road. Heidi's family were on an overpass! When they came in the house they could tell we had an earthquake as the chandeliers and 2 kitchen pot racks were swaying away!
We enjoyed our time together as little aftershocks came and went! LOL!
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Yes, a day to remember!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

35 comments:

food with style said...

pretty darn scary since you are so far away... i live in n ca, i look at the earthquake map every week, i swear you can SEE the trends, i knew the border was in for something a few weeks ago, loads of activity, i had no idea it would be so giant...

terrifes me, we live on a hill with stilts, our outcome will be poor... gulp! looks like you were safe and just had scrambled eggs~

Cindy said...

Mary Jane..what a day!!

Praise God for your safety!!

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Memaw's memories said...

So glad you are all safe.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How scary! I'm glad everyone is OK! Take care! Enjoy your week! ♥

Musings Of A Gem said...

Oh that sounds so scary! As long as everyone was ok that is the main thing :)

Gemma X

Mica said...

whew....we felt it too! We were gathered with our church family having an Easter Feast ...I thought I was having a bad dizzy spell at first...then it shook harder. No one really moved or was stirred by it. We were hoping that it Jesus coming...but it wasn't....glad your okay. we came home and only a few things were fallen off from their places..no damage. Hugs.Mica

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Glad you were all okay. We didn't feel it in our part of California.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How scary! It would be so weird to see water splashing out of a pool! I'm glad that you are all o.k.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and your name is in the hat for my give away!
Love,
Joyce

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think that would be very scary...sure glad everyone is fine and your home too.
Deb

Joanne Kennedy said...

I was driving home from the movies with one of my sisters. My other sister called us and asked if we were ok. We just down the street from my home. We didn't feel it at all but when I came into the house the water in the pool was still splashing out and the hanging plants were rocking around.

I did feel the aftershock.

Where do you live? I'm in OC.

Hugs,
Joanne

Linda said...

So glad you are ok! My family lives in N. California and I lived there for many years, too- its amazing to feel the earth rolling or shaking under you, very disorienting!

Marydon Ford said...

Having lived thru some WA ST & CA nasty earthquakes ... MD looks good.
Happy nothing serious occurred & you are safe.

Hope you had a wonderful & joyful Easter otherwise.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Gayla said...

Oh, I thought of you and of all my dear blog friends in California.. I'm glad you were okay.... What a memorable Easter!

kpaints said...

Oh, my gosh! That is creepy! Glad you are all ok. I have been through a few but nothing anywhere near that big!

pedalpower said...

Wow! Thank goodness you are ok!

Tiffani said...

you know how much i love earthquakes! : ) wow, that was a big one! i am glad you were all ok!

Debbie said...

So glad everyone made it with no mishaps. Oh my!
Debbie

Prior said...

oh, my! Love your Easter decor and your little trailer is just perfect! Lezlee

sewingseeds4U said...

We felt the long roll, too. I am a native Californian but you never get used to the sound or the feel. Just another reminder...cherish every day as a gift.

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Glad everyone is safe and sound. I'll take a hurricane any day -- I know when it is coming and can get out of the way.

Lori Holt said...

well maryjane it seems that your easter sunday was quite eventful!
i'm so glad everyone is fine...how scary for you!...
lori

Patty said...

I totally felt this earthquake, it was fairly freaky!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how scary! So glad you are okay. A memorable Easter for sure! Glad you all made the best of it and had a nice weekend anyway. laurie

Mimi Sue said...

One thing I don't miss about California...earthquakes! Glad all is well. Looks like it was an Easter to remember. Mimi

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can't imagine what you went through. I do appreciate that you shared what happened and what your thoughts were while it happened. It sure must have been frightening. I am so thankful that you are all okay and that it wasn't worse than it was. Isn't it amazing how quickly life can change for us?

Your Easter photos are beautiful!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Maryjane,
My goodness you all did shake, rattle and roll. We didn't feel a thing in the central valley in Modesto ca. I used to live in the SF bay area and we had many earthquakes. We were driving when the big one hit in the 80. Very scary for sure. Glad you all are o.k. a Easter to remember!
I love the green on your walls by your fireplace, its such a pretty and happy color!
Big hugs and enjoy your day!
Elizabeth

Denise Marie said...

Wow...MaryJane! crazy!! The whole ring of fire is rearin' it's head all over the place.

I'm glad you were all in contact and what a reminder to us of how temporary and fleeting all this that we see here is.

Love and Spring blessings.

Janean said...

that must have been some earthquake! glad you're safe and sound.

how's the new decor for the trailer going?

big hugs!!!!

Debby said...

Very scary but an event you will always remember. Glad you are safe.

dobco said...

Our Easter was not nearly as memorable as that! But we had a good one just the same. A beautiful service at church. We had two little girls age 10 and 6 to sing and they did such a beautiful job. Have a great week. Glad no one was hurt.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I hope that you and all your lovely possessions are okay after the earthquake! It must have been scary! An Easter you won't forget. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Sassy said...

OH MY STARS!!!!!! How very scary!!!!! Good thing your eggs were already hard boiled or they would have been scrambled.......Arizona felt it as many watched their pools and lights swinging......Earthquakes scare me and I have a sister in Burbank and I always tease her and ask her if she wants to come home to AZ....but she just says noooooooooo that she can swim......otherwise so glad you were able to spend some precious time with your fam....

whitey said...

Scary! We moved out to the San Francisco area in 1989 so we got a taste of that one and few extras.

Shabby T said...

OMG..
You and your family must have been scared to death.. It must of seemed un-real at first. I hope everyone is okay and you didn't have to much damage.. That will be a Easter to remember..
And thankyou for stopping by to visit me at Life Can Be A Bit Shabby I was so happy to hear from you:). I simply love your blog!!!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Maryjane~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful ideas. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.

My family resides in So-Cal. My sis in Hemet called right after it hit. They're sooo scary. After moving to the PNW, I thought I'd moved away from the quake zone. Well, After waking to my first quake here I was surprised to say the least.

I've enjoyed my visit and will be by again. Stop by, your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara