02 January 2011

Howdy! Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great New Year's!  

We spent ours in the dark with candles all around.

A smallish type tornado hit a mere mile from our quiet little hood on Dec.31st.

Thankfully, no one in our area of the state was hurt or worse yet, killed!

My parents neighborhood was hit harder than ours, but all homes are still standing.

I can't say the same is true for other homes in the area.

Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

FYI, we do not live rurally.

We live 10-15 minutes from downtown St.Louis in a very populated suburban area.

Lesson: tornadoes don't just hit the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma, peeps.

On a happier note...

The kitchen needs minor details: hardware, crown molding, accessories.

I am very pleased.

I apologize for the doo-doo photo.

I will take more impressive photos as we complete the project.

The before and afters are amazing.

I canNOT believe Big Jake did it all.  

I am a lucky duck.

I will be back for reals near the end of this week.

I'm tweaking my new look, and hope you like it.

I already have enough posts floating around in my head for about 2 weeks.

Now, let's see if I can stay focused enough to pull it off.


  1. You're right, tornados can hit anywhere - we're a few miles north of Dallas and one hit our neighborhood a few years ago. Scary! Glad you didn't suffer any damage in the storms.

    The peek at your kitchen looks amazing! Can't wait to see the big reveal.

    Happy New Year!

  2. It's very true that tornadoes can hit anywhere! I'll be keeping those affected in my prayers. Thank God that no one was hurt, but that's still an awful thing to deal with right after the holidays.

    On a happier note, I can't wait to see the finished product when you're done with your kitchen! Your entire house is absolutely amazing, so I know we won't be disappointed :)

  3. we had a very small one hit the street behind my house in Ft. Lauderdale. No major damage, but scary just the same. Glad every one's OK.

  4. Glad you guys made out okay, Kitchen looks awesome!!


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