Grandmother Vivianne loved Red Cardinals, and so I have a small collection to remember her by. … Read More Red Hot Love
… the most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people, and places, memories and activities with loved ones. They are feelings and moments, smiles and laughter.
-Unknown … Read More Feelings and Moments…
All of our “people” help out around the house. Visitors, children whom I babysit, and anyone who is here must be a part of our morning chores routine. Throughout the day, we continue to work. Children love to help! … Read More Digging up the Soil
June is the month I catch up with my sister and nieces, gabbing and frolicking in the water and lazing around poolside while all of our children swim. Bring on the Summer… I am ready!
… Read More Farewell to May…
The month of May signals Spring, and the Coming of Summer,
which incites my soul to make changes in our cottage décor to welcome the warmer days.
… Read More Summer Living
Instead of wafting bacon aromas going into the bedrooms, the sound of the Fire Alarms and Black, Rolling Smoke awakened my slumbering family. … Read More Breakfast Bloopers at the Cottage
We follow three major rules: ride your bike and have fun, treat the community with respect and assume personal responsibility.… Read More Just What the Doctor Ordered… A Weekend in the Country
Amy Carmichael, missionary to India once said, “In acceptance lies peace.” I truly believe that. When I need to feel great peace, I get very still, pray, and listen. Somehow, God ALWAYS makes it clear to me that deep inside of me, below the crashing turmoil and waves of the pressures around me, there lies a PEACE and a Calm to which I can retreat.… Read More The Great Escape
These days with our young children will soon be gone forever, just a wispy memory. … Read More Beyond Our Expectations
It is always my conscious choice which secret garden or place I will tend the invisible underbrush holding me back in my own thoughts. I choose not to focus on what is missing from my life but on the abundance that is present…… Read More One Still, Secret Spot