Silent Night in the Living Room and Farewell Photos

I’m plugging away at my Christmas decor, hoping it’ll all be done by Thanksgiving, so I work on a few things each day. I did some tweaking on the wall behind the couch in our living room, to make it look more festive. I removed the window shadow box shelf that I made last year. {see shadow box shelf tutorial here}. I’ll probably move it to my bedroom later, but I wanted to put Christmas wall art in its place. I purchased the Silent {Read More}

Going Home …

I’ve heard it said that you can never go home again, but I beg to differ.  Let me explain… Those of you who have followed my blog for awhile, may recall that a little over a year ago, my cousin lost her home, and most of her belongings, when a tornado struck her town, and nearly wiped out her neighborhood.   This is the same town I grew up near, and went to high school in.  If you missed that post, the {Read More}

Washington, Illinois Tornado Aftermath

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my daughter and I went to my old hometown this morning to help with the attempt to salvage things on my cousin’s property, where her house once stood.    Seeing the destruction was unbelievable, to say the least. To see nearly an entire neighborhood wiped out is tragic, but beyond the tragedy is so much mercy.  Not one person in this neighborhood was killed.  There was one man in town who {Read More}

My Boy – Senior Graduation Photos

I apologize in advance for this post.  If you are sick of seeing photos of my kids, I’m going to subject with more of them today.  My middle son is graduating from our homeschool, and being the thrifty mom that I am, I always take their senior photos.  I am not a portrait photographer at all (or any real photographer at all), but we both were really happy with some of the shots we got, and with so many pretty {Read More}

Letters Home (from son at Basic Training)

Now I understand, at least one of the reasons, why God wants us to pray. Because there is nothing better than hearing from your child. I don’t think it matters how old they are. You’ll always want to know how they are doing, and what they are doing, and with whom they are doing it. Whether the news is bad or good…a parent wants to hear from their child. My son is away at Basic Training, and the letters he {Read More}

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