Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our House

Here’s what our house looked like after the storm last July:


Well, folks… just shy of a year later, here’s what it looks like now:


We’re not quite done yet. We are hoping to re-shingling the parts that haven’t yet been re-shingled, but you know… it’s all about budgets. The roof is still doing it’s job, so it’s OK if it waits another year. We also still need to paint the foundation, but you know… it’s not a race.

I must say, though… I love how the house turned out. Ron Britt (married to my cousin Andrea) did the work on the outside of the house, and he did a wonderful job!

Pictures of changes to the inside of the house to come soon…

Mark It Down, Folks

Wednesday, July 6, 2011. This is a very important date in our house. Yes, it’s true. Last night, nearly an entire year after our house was hit by a tornado, I went up to my boys’ room, read them two books, said prayers with them, tucked them in their beds and walked out of their room… and they were still awake. They talked, played, yelled for me, and played some more. Then… finally… they went to sleep.

Have I mentioned how excited I am about this?

What? You haven’t heard from me in a REALLY long time? What? You want to see pictures of the boys? OK, fine.

But, just let me say it again… my kids went to sleep on their own last night.

Here they are…


I love them.