Sunday, September 21, 2008
PS - We are having a family party for Conner today and I'll be updating the blog with pics. Stay tuned!
Monday, September 15, 2008
And this is how it looked the next day:
We were very blessed. My fence is torn apart in 3 spots in my back yard but that's a nothing deal in my mind. My neighbors had severe roof damage, a couple of chimneys that flew off, water damage, etc.Below is a picture of our "safe room" (ok cleaned out closet) with Conner's twin mattress in the event the winds got too bad or we heard a tornado. We were all set, but didn't need to use it!
My Mom, Dad, Grandparents and Sisters' houses are all ok too. We had Angels looking out for us, that's for sure.
NOW FOR THE BAD
My Dad's Mini Storage Business is a couple of miles away from my house and I'll let you assess the damage below:This is his neighbors roof which is now on my Dad's property:
Here's a different angle:
This is the front office as well as an apartment that the on-site Manager lives in
Another angle of the roof
Here's what is left of the living room
And this is what's left of the bedroom
Fortunately the family is ok and working to pick up the pieces. I'm proud of how my Dad is handling the situation and helping this family rebuild their lives. In my opinion, he is going above and beyond what most business owners would do and it's a very refreshing thing to see. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. Jenn
Thursday, September 11, 2008
And I didn't even have to bribe him to put "BEST MOM EVER" on it. Doesn't get much better than that my friends! Thank you Conner! I will cherish this forever!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
My Kitchen Island
What's Halloween without a pumpkin!
This is what AS chose for our house last year!
This is our fun kitchen table! There is usually at least one kid from the neighborhood eating dinner with us each night.
This candy bucket will be filled to the brim come Halloween time!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This process took much longer than I anticipated but I enjoyed every minute of it. It literally took ALL day. The roasted vegetables left the most amazing aroma in my house. That alone was worth it, although the Salsa tasted pretty good if I do say so myself. This is the end result.
I would highly recommend anyone that enjoys cooking and salsa to try this. It is great for last minute hostess gifts (I'm gonna jazz it up with some printed cloth around the rims and a "homemade by jenn" card. The rest should last Conner and me a good 6 months of mouth watering healthy/snacks (without the chips that is!). Enjoy!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We were joined by Aunt Angie and Chris
And Papa Jay and Margie,
Go Faster Papa Jay!
Whoa! Watch Out Guys...Here I come!
Coming Back In
But not for long....watch out Mom, here I come!
Now that was fun!Back in the boat and to the house.
Until next time! Peace!