Photo Friday: Wysteria and Carolina Jasmine

Happy Friday!

I have been busy at home all week working on our new kitchen, but I have a moment to share this gorgeous sight with you. I took this picture of wild Wysteria and Carolina Jasmine on Easter Sunday. It was growing wild along the road near my church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It’s amazing what we see when we keep our eyes open on God’s world. Enjoy!

photo of Wild Wysteria and Carolina Jasmine in bloom

Wild Wysteria and Carolina Jasmine in bloom

Photo Friday: Building Your Own Kitchen Phase 2

Happy Friday!

Last summer, I announced that I’d be blogging less to focus on building a kitchen for Dawn. Little did I know that project would be interrupted by three months of disability due to two back surgeries.

Well it’s time to get back to work. Slowly. Gingerly. With no heavy lifting. And my theatre-turned-storage room is getting crowded.

When will I finish? April? May? Who knows?

Have a great weekend.

Grace to you, Lon

Cabinets in Progress


The Plaid Posse

Happy Friday!

This past Sunday our family gathered to celebrate our son’s youngest child’s 2nd birthday. When I arrived we discovered that me and our three kids (Häns, Haley, and Heidi) were all wearing plaid. Unplanned, but priceless.

Here’s the proof:

Hetricks in plaid

L to R: Heidi, Lon, Hans, Haley (The Plaid Posse)

Meanwhile my months-long project to remodel our kitchen continues.

To date, the entire first floor has new hardwood. There is new paint in several rooms, along with new crown moulding, and custom baseboard I made in my shop. The kitchen is fully designed and I’m currently building cabinets with ambrosia maple face frames.

Here’s an in-progress sample:

Ambrosia Maple Wall Cabinet in progress

Ambrosia Maple Wall Cabinet in progress

Have a great weekend!