Rest and Restoration

Fall is coming…

I love fall time. Leaves falling from the trees. The clouds in the sky starting to look full and heavy. Hot mugs and warm sweatshirts always nearby. This year as we prepare for the change in things we outwardly see, I pray we would also take a moment to prepare our hearts and minds for… Continue reading Fall is coming…

Rest and Restoration

Entering in…

Rest can be so elusive in this chaotic world. We chase after so many things, telling ourselves if we only get a little more of this or of that, THEN we can rest. I want to ask you a question. Do you know what it means to rest? I'll be honest with you, me neither.… Continue reading Entering in…

My People

For My Auntie Kay

I'm posting this again as a tribute to my sweet Auntie Kay who passed into glory this past Saturday morning. I felt it was worth a revision and a repost. The snow is falling outside and I’m crying. The warmth of the kitchen stove top and the smell of sausage cooking wraps me up like… Continue reading For My Auntie Kay

My People

10 years in…

Ten years ago at this time, Chris and I were in our honeymoon suite. (Don't worry, this post is PG.) We had just settled back in after running out to a local Italian place to pick up some food. Room service at the hotel was two hours behind and Chris was already aware that his… Continue reading 10 years in…

My People

Our Gracie Girl

Gracie Haywood We adopted this little eight year old sweetie one week ago. We found her at a local rescue shelter laying quietly in a back corner. She was silent and shy as all the other dogs around us barked loudly for our attention. My husband walked slowly to where she was and as she… Continue reading Our Gracie Girl

My People

For My Auntie Kay

The snow is falling outside and I’m crying. The warmth of the kitchen stove top and the smell of sausage cooking wraps me up like one of her hugs. She smelled like all the yummy things in life. Onions sauteeing in a pan. Hot fudge sundaes. A great cup of coffee. I’m famous for my… Continue reading For My Auntie Kay

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A bit of my writing….

Our writing prompt in my writer’s group was: If someone from the future picked up your journal and read about today, what would they read? This is what I wrote. My writer’s group said I should post it as it might encourage someone right now. I hope it does. ❤️ I went for a walk… Continue reading A bit of my writing….

Our Home Sweet Home

Remodel: Approximately 3 weeks later…

It’s been 3 weeks since my last post. I’m not going to lie. I lost some of my drive after I got sick. It felt like everything slowed to a snail’s pace and that every little thing seemed to take a really really long time and a lot of effort. Regardless, we’ve worked here and… Continue reading Remodel: Approximately 3 weeks later…

Our Home Sweet Home

Day 15: Kitchen Appliances have arrived

I took it slow this morning. Yesterday I over did it after being so sick for a week. Not smart. But this morning I woke up, had coffee, laid around for awhile and then took a nap at 10am. We headed over to the house around 11 and this is what we did. My sweet… Continue reading Day 15: Kitchen Appliances have arrived

Our Home Sweet Home

Day 14: Someday The Floors will be Finished, but today was not that day…

Well I was sick all week, in bed couldn’t do anything kind of sick, but we were back at it today. More to come tomorrow... The lighting in this place is crazy cool. The different colors are so obvious at this time of day. Later on they almost look the same. Painting the kitchen ceiling.… Continue reading Day 14: Someday The Floors will be Finished, but today was not that day…