Sunday, September 11, 2011


Ten years ago today, I was a 12-year-old girl.

It was the beginning of my seventh grade year.

Ten years ago today, I remember being
dropped of at school by my Gramma.
[In her adorable white Mustang]

As soon as I got out of the car,
I heard my friends talking about what happened.

Ten years ago today, I was very confused.

I remember going home from school that day and
watching the news [Our teachers had been instructed
to not let us watch the news] & wondering
how could this have happened?

Was the pilot confused?

Did he go the wrong way?

Was he flying too low?

Ten years ago today, I couldn't fathom
that someone had done this on purpose.

Why would anyone intentionally hurt other people?

I'm a lot older now and a whole lot less naive,
but I still don't understand people intentionally
hurting other people - it's unfathomable to me.

May we never forget -

the victimes of these tragic incidents,
the heroes that saved lives,
& the way we felt on that infamous day.

Never forget.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fruits of Our Labor

In light of this past weekend's holiday,
I thought I should share some updates.

Soon, I'll post more detailed posts about each project.

For now: the four month update.
[I'm embarassed it's been that long,
but our schedule & budget got in the way.]

Things aren't complete and they're far from perfect,
but I'm absolutely loving the progress thus far.
 Jacob has been LOVING the tomatoes from his plant.
 All of our plants have more than doubled in size.
The dining room (including the placemats I made).
 New buffet!
 New couch!
 New bedroom furniture!
 New toy!
 New shower curtain!