When it came to curtains of drapes in our old house, I was stumped. Stumped! For years! Years! We did renovations. But those windows still had me stumped! I love the Federal look and fine draperies. It just didn’t suit. I thought maybe shorter panels window sill length. Nope. A more comtempory style? … Read More about Let the Sunshine In!
Yield. Learning to yield is a skill to be developed. It is also learning to be disciplined. Teaching Amy to drive actually involves a lot of coaching. Helping her to transfer the learned knowledge required to pass the test to the actuality of the road is a process. Frankly, there have been a few harrowing … Read More about Learning to Yield
Nearly every morning, on the drive to and from school we are treated to an expansive view of the wonder of creation. It is a reminder every morning rain or shine, He is alive and loves me. He is faithful. His attributes are evident in creation. To name a few, faithful, trustworthy, loving, orderly, mighty. When I … Read More about Great is His Faithfulness
It is homecoming season for high schoolers. An emotional time with potential for all sorts of emotions! As a mom, it’s tough. So far, my girls are only concerned for their friends. Lessons are being reinforced about how we should treat each other even in high school adn especially when it comes to … Read More about Relationship Tips for Teens During Homecoming
Amy could not be happier with her new bedroom! She had a vision and we took it slow and kept to it. Her mom, me, tends to a rush to finish! This is the first of several posts about our recent renovations of the girls’ bedrooms and the downstairs dining room and living room. First, … Read More about Bedroom Fit for a Teen
Fusion, the fall kick off of student ministries includes sleep overs for the kids’ small groups. It was the theme, a timely one. When is it not for any believer? FUSION “the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity” They come together first as a large group … Read More about Fusing and Transforming
It’s Apple Season! What could be better than a day full with all your sweet girls and freshly picked apples? After a rousing brunch…that would be some breakfast and some lunch food at Friendly’s on the way to the orchard that included Will who then left us to go do guy stuff. One man kept looking … Read More about Apples Galore!
School has started and I am busier than ever! How about you? Does dinner time sneak up on you? Those days I rely on 2 hard working small appliances…my basic no frills large sized crock pot and an 8 cup rice cooker. Our rice cooker is used just about every week. Rice only takes … Read More about Mom’s Roast Beef
The window had arches. The chalkboard annouced the daily events. I knew we were in for a treat! We were ushered upstairs. The seemingly original wall paper was peeling. While I would HATE this in my own home, it added the shabby to idealized quaint French cafe of yesteryear. Nancy, Meg and I joined Jessica, her … Read More about DC Brunch Shabby French Style
At our house we have the renovation blues! The closet doors are 2 weeks late. TWO weeks! The custom made doors were not painted as ordered. We just got a call that the paint job was not satisfactory; one more coat will be applied. I am so glad our contractors have high standards. Thursday the … Read More about Renovation Blues