April 3-9: Photo Project Week 14

I cannot believe I have made it to week 14. I never knew that I would keep it up when I first started. Despite the circumstances I am thankful that this rich desert environment has brought such wonderful objects of God’s creation that I can photograph. April 3, 2022 - Bird of Paradise This crazy... Continue Reading →

March 20-26: Photo Project Week 12

The weather has not been the best while here in Chicago, but Megan and Brennig and Brennig’s girlfriend, Bella and my parents have had a great time. I leave again this morning for Arizona. March 20 - Catan My son, my husband, my nephew, and my daughter all love Settlers of Catan. They played it... Continue Reading →

March 13-19: Photo Project Week 11

Another week of transition as I flew to Chicago on Friday, but this is only for a short trip to see my college-age kids. I continue to thoroughly enjoy Arizona. It is so amazing in its beauty. I’ve said this before, but America is so beautiful. March 13, 2020 - Hibiscus I have loved Hibiscus... Continue Reading →

Hotel Living

We made it!!!! After over 5 weeks of prepping, packing and painting, we are in the hotel. We've exploded and don't allow the cleaning people in at all because our stuff is literally EVERYWHERE!!! It feels very strange to not have anything to to. After weeks of cleaning and painting and continually finding little house... Continue Reading →

Less than Six Weeks

The house is basically empty. We have suitcases and electronics yet, but all of the furniture except that which we are giving away, is gone. The house is constantly filled with fixer-upper clutter despite trying to sort and go through things. I hope to get the to-do list done each day, just so I can... Continue Reading →

Two Weeks

Two weeks and two days until packers come… We have to say goodbye until Christmas-ish to our oldest son tomorrow. In 6 weeks we say goodbye-til-Christmas to our daughter. He’s going to be living up in the Chicago area from now on, and she's going to be still living in SC but in the upstate…without... Continue Reading →

Hiraeth

There are times in the year, winter being one of them, when the longing to travel comes to the surface. The dark days bring back memories of the fun travels Douglas and I have had. But I started traveling long before I married my husband. I blame my parents.  I blame them for leaving their... Continue Reading →

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