Good Morning!! Its funny how you can sit in silence(yes I can do that) and then you notice something around you and your mind takes you back.....Going to my dad and MJ's house was something the boys and I always looked forward to.The house that I grew up in was "home". I would always wander around this house and remember my childhood. I would notice the vacuum marks that were still noticable after the task had been done a day, a few days or the week before. This was now a house without children in it full time. Being a mom of 2 rambunctious boys, my vacuum marks barely stayed an hour before they were trambled, rolled or wrestled away. The other day I am sitting in my living room and I realize my vacuum marks are exactly the way they were the week before.....no one had trambled across them, pinned a sibling down until they yelled uncle or crashed a toy car into a piece of furniture.....this is now a house without little children in it full time. Happy Beautiful Wednesday yall!! Its funny....in all reality I never expected to have vauum marks that were left undisturbed but this is the cycle of life and this is where I am at. I often talk of memories, they are a gift from our heavenly father, they are a video of life that can never be erased and so I remember and cherish the marks that are not there anymore. If you are waking up this morning to pure frustration that was created from your kids.... or have not been to sleep because of your kids.....this to shall pass. Gosh, I love being a mom it is absolutly this biggest gift I have been given.... In some ways I miss the messy house and the chaos that happens with younger kids and then I am grateful for this cycle of life....to watch your kids become who the Lord created them to be, ahhh now that is a gift!! Its amazing how pure silence and some vacuum marks can recall so many great things. Cherish this time yall, mess and all, because it changes without you even noticing and one day when you realize you have vacuum marks, you want to be able to cherish this journey you have been on with those precious gifts from our heavenly father!
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.