Friday, April 5, 2013


Dear Amelia and Max -
After 2 months of construction...our kitchen is just about done!!!! We are in LOVE with it!!! Thank you so much to Daddy, Cookie and Aldo who worked hard...I mean, REALLY hard on our favorite new room in the house. Thank you to Glamma for helping babysit while the boys worked hard. Thank you everyone for not making me do any work :)

Amelia, you love to say "My kitchen is SO beautiful!"


 NEW KITCHEN - Sorry the picture dark. But you get the point. We knocked down a wall, got new cabinets, new floor, new countertop and backsplash :)


Thursday, January 31, 2013


Dear Amelia and Max -
Well, we learned the hard way...boys will be boys. And for the record, boys are MUCH different than girls. 

As some of you know, we are remodeling our kitchen. Major construction going on at the Dirks' house. Walls have been torn down, cabinets have been removed, floors have been ripped up. We are makin some serious progress thanks to Daddy, Cookie and Aldo. Aldo is trying to get a reality show off of this...good luck Alex.

Anyway, I was at work on Monday and Daddy called...all I could hear was poor Max screaming in the background. Daddy said something like "Max fell down and is bleeding, he needs to go to the doctor." I was out the door in 2 second flat and home in record time. We all headed to Urgent Care. After waiting there for over 2 hours, they said we needed to go to the ER. Ugh. We waited there for 2 hours as well and finally got 4 little stitches into my little mans finger. 
 Such a brave little dude
 Hey Handsome!

Hopefully there will be no scaring but 3 out of the 4 stitches have come out. Kind of hard to keep your little fingers out of your mouth, huh Max?