Life is a journey and right now I am on a huge journey of change, apprehension. Yesterday as I was mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted, my focus was getting out 120 pies to precious people that allowed the Cast Iron Grill to be apart of their families holiday , a day of thanks!! My words of being thankful do not even describe my heart . I have been blessed more than I ever deserve. Over 20 years of marriage to my sweet Shelby Stephens has been fun, full of belly laughter, stress, forgiveness and love. He has stood by my side and has been my biggest fan through this crazy journey called the CIG... I am thankful for my 2 amazing boys, Taylor Stephens And Branum Stephens .... When I am crazy and stressed they love me.... Yes they do tell me I am crazy and stressed .... But they love unconditionally.....and to my precious Mindy Weaver, I never knew I could love like I do, to someone that just came along , you not only have captured Taylor's heart but mine also . My cup runneth over.... I am waking up today with change , I am not with my precious daddy for the first time in years... When The Lord took my mom, he was so great to leave me with the best dad ever and I am thankful . Tomorrow starts the work on the new location for my precious Cast Iron Grill... Our Heavenly Father has guided me through this year long process and now we have arrived to our reality of a new place. I have been blessed and I am thankful ..... My heart is full .... I have hundreds of people that at one time were guest that I now call my family and friends ..... I pray y'all realize how blessed we all truly are. Happy beautiful Thanksgiving ... A day full of love, joy and a heart of thanksgiving :)
I opened the Cast Iron Grill in October 2007. Lots of changes have happened in the last 5 1/2 years. The CIG started with 55 seats in an office building located at 18th and K. After five years, we were bursting at the seams with now 167 seats, and 24 wonderful co-workers working on top of eachother to make it happen. 2012 the Lord chose a different journey for the CIG. We relocated the CIG and opened our doors on January 2nd, 2013, just four blocks away from the old location! It has changed my world completely! All of these stories are the happenings of the people and the joy and celebration that make the CIG what it is.