Family

Family

Marking Milestones

Today is the last day of school. The last day of middle school for my daughter and the last day of elementary for my son.   It’s a big day.  The last day of school always fills me with dread, how will I keep them busy?  What will I do with them at home all […]

Thirteen

Today my sweet daughter is a teenager, 13.  On this day, 2001, my life was forever changed, I became Caroline’s mom..   Her huge blue eyes seemed to stare straight through me, and question me all at the same time.  I remember ‘chatting’ with her that first week, (I really thought it was my job […]

A Cake for Mom

A Cake for Mom

The most frequent question I receive is, “How did you learn to do that?”  The short answer is that I don’t necessarily need to know how to do something before I attempt it………really.  The long answer is that I was fortunate to have a mom that really supported, (almost), every crazy idea I ever had.   […]

4 Out Of 5

4 Out Of 5

After a frustrating weekend working on furniture, today it was very rewarding to bring it inside! This bench is extra special to me for many reasons.  It sat under the kitchen windows in the house where I grew up.  Covered with houseplants and mail, it is a reminder of nightly family dinners, back when life […]

Bold Promises

After work today I stopped by a local fabric shop and bought the camo fabric for my little guy’s window shades. I promised him in September that I’d get them done “next month”.  A good friend once advised me to never promise anything to a child that I couldn’t deliver.  I really try to stay […]

Family Wins

Family Wins

I come from a long line of competitive card players.  I have very early memories of cutthroat UNO games stuck between my Uncle Bob, a rock, and my Grandpa, a hard place, and I loved it.  There was never any mercy, so I learned very early to pay attention, strategize, and lose with grace, at […]

Treasures

Treasures

I spent today with momma going through even more treasures!  She almost has her house, (and Gran’s), cleaned out and ready to rent.  I have enjoyed helping her for the most part, deciding what she wants to keep, what she needs to keep, and what to do with the rest.  I have been dragging so […]

Crossroads

Crossroads

I spent the day today not working on projects, but doing something I haven’t gotten around to in a long time.  And it was such a great day!  I went to visit my Grandfather and his wife.  They only live about an hour away, but I don’t get down to see them nearly as often […]

Mercy Filled Monday

I woke up this morning full of energy and lots of plans.  After Mr.Fix-it and Caroline left for work and school, I sat drinking coffee and talked with my boy about what we had to do today.  He had to pay attention and keep his mouth in check while at school, I was going to […]

Simple Sunday

Today I worked on my Bible study homework,   Took a walk downtown with my family,   and took a nice long nap, while it rained.   Taking a day to do ‘nothing’, was everything I wanted to do. I hope your Sunday was as Blessed. Claire