Good Morning!! Today while the amazing CIG crew holds down the fort for lunch , Shelby and I will be standing on a baseball diamond as the Idalou Wildcats honor the seniors that have played with pure heart and given blood, sweat and tears for the love of school and game. Over the last year I have thought about this day a hundred times ....... I remember the first time I ever sat in the stands as an Idalou Wildcat parent .....& today I will sit in the stands at the Idalou field for the last time as a parent ... I will now just be a fan. Walking into the grill this morning I had tears rolling down my cheeks.... This is the first of many last for my precious family. The game of a baseball ..... Yes it is just a game but it has taught my boys a lot about life. Happy Beautiful Friday y'all...... 14 years ago when my B first hit the ball off of a tee, I had no idea the journey we were in for....& 2 years ago when B chose to become an Idalou Wildcat we had know idea the impact that this school and coach would have on him......he has become apart of a school that builds character and has been coached by a man that emphasis a strong Christian faith before a strong arm. I am so honored to be able to experience this day today...... "In Baseball as in life, all the important things happen at home" ...... What amazing memories our family has shared "at home " , today may be the last home game , but we look forward to some amazing playoff games, hopefully makin our way towards state. I am proud to be an Idalou Wildcat & Proud to be a baseball parent thanks for the amazing ride B!!
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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.