These last six weeks have been utter chaos. Not anything bad, but a lot of things are taking up precious brain space. I'm a middle season mom and my life feels so out of control right now. My oldest is graduating in two days. Woohoo!!! During all of his cancer treatments, this child refused to... Continue Reading →
This weekend D, my husband, took down two trees in our yard. We have 5 trees that need to be taken down in total. Three of them are huge maple trees which had been sorely mistreated by previous owners. (Just a reminder: Do not put retaining wall bricks around trees while they are young. It... Continue Reading →
Every year the curse comes. It’s the mid-winter curse for homeschool moms. I may be the only one who feels this, but I do have one friend who commiserates with me. Late January and February are super hard for homeschool moms. The days are grey. The cold is here, even in the South. The kids... Continue Reading →
So the third part of my tag line is Hope. Why hope? There are two reasons. I apologize in advance if this seems rather random. I pray you would see my heart in this even if the words are jumbled. I see so many women out there who want to have a perfect home, a... Continue Reading →
Hospitality is more than a pretty house. Hospitality is a heart attitude. It is an attitude of letting people in. It is being honest and welcoming. It is a listening heart. It is more important to allow people in to our homes and hearts.
Home for our family has been everywhere. It’s been a 100 year old Welsh Cottage, an old pebble dashed manse, an apartment in the not-so-good part of town, a couple of brand new homes, a rental that we could walk out the front door and be impressed by God’s creation of Mt. Rainier, an orange 3-story duplex, an old 1950s Army Post house and a few others. Now, we live in the Red House on the Corner.