Monday, July 29, 2013

What We Came Home To....

the bag was next to this part of the arbor

the garage door melted, all my furniture from downstairs was inside that door. the heat took the varnish off one of my chests...

the blinker on the bottom melted...

We got a call on Saturday while in Chicago that there was a fire in our driveway...WHAT
??? God intervened......I had ordered another invisible fence "hot spot" for our house to keep the dogs off the counters....the owner of the company had dropped it off at our house on Friday....he was back in the neighborhood on Saturday and came by to see if we were home to show us how to us it.....hmmmmm???.....coincidence???? I don't think so. We are very thankful that our house is not gone, Julianne's car is not blown up ect.

The floor workers had put a big plastic black bag full of rags, wood shavings, stain ect and it combusted......I know how life can change in a second and am very thankful we just have some repairs to make instead!!

I'm trying to catch up on all things around the house, like getting furniture back in, hanging pics ect but it is a slow process while summer continues. We just finished swim this past weekend with John David got 6th place as high scorer in his last meet of the season. Whooo hoooo John David!!

Now for some pics from my camera from Chicago that I finally downloaded!! Get ready...way too many!!

I don't remember what they were laughing at, so cute!

Janie says "when I get bigger will I have big hair like Madeline?" haha, she had to have braids like her sister:)

Gardner is such a great big brother!

makes me smile!

at The Bean...

Millennium Park 

The Children's Museum...
even John David liked a few things:)

where is Janie????

I don't remember what Janie was reacting to at the American Girl Doll store, but cracks me up!

I know what she was doing here!! She was singing some made up song...hotdog as her microphone!

Ready for another vacation already....
but I'm more ready for Julianne to get home:)


  1. Oh my gosh I am so sorry about the fire!! So glad it was not worse. On a positive note, the girls are so cute and looks like they are having a blast!

  2. Thank God for HIS HEDGE OF PROTECTION!! Looks like everyone had a grandtime on vacation.

  3. I am so thankful no one was hurt and there was not much damage!! PTL!
    BTW - the pic of Janie at the bean is TOO much!! <3

  4. What a blessing! Thankfully you didn't loose your home or the car or that no one was hurt. Looks like you had a great time in Chicago!

  5. WOW! the fire is scary and SO thankful everything was fine! LOVE every single photo~ the girls are adorable!!! LOVE and blessings! Sharon