We Moved!

our new second home

We moved! (And I’m back to blogging.)

It’s something we had been thinking about for quite a while and wasn’t an easy decision to make, because we really loved our old home and garden. It was our first home and the only home the kids had ever known. But there were a few things about our living situation that were becoming more difficult to deal with. Mainly, the lack of space.

We put our house […]

Summer Garden ~ Update #1

summer flowers

This week may be the last hurrah of summer for us here in central Ohio. I was gone most of August and thanks to our wonderful neighbors our hanging baskets and pots still look beautiful.

The zinnias in the front have turned the walkway into a little jungle.

The bees are busy from sun up to sun down.

Beautiful, fragrant fall clematis framing the entrance to our “secret garden”.

I was happy […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #4

back yard entry

All the rain, sunshine, and not too hot weather have done wonders for the garden. Everything is still lush and green without me having to water much. Love it!

It’s time for the last spring garden update of 2013! {Hard to believe summer is just around the corner!}

Here’s a view of the front yard. You’ll notice that the front door is still *blah*. Thanks for all your input and ideas on what I should […]

Goals Update ~ May 2013

Goals for 2013


Well, better late than never, right? I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to sit down and review April’s progress. Especially, since I’m so excited about the progress I’ve made on one of my personal goals!

Here we go…


Personal Goals


Complete a Bible Reading Plan. This is working out very well for me. Easy to keep up so far. Check out the plan I’m following here.


Memorize Ephesians. […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #3

Hanging Baskets

I’m so thankful for these past few days. A little calm before the storm. {We have a VERY busy rehearsal and performance schedule starting tomorrow through Sunday.}

Before the weekend, I made a list of tasks that needed to be done around the home, including yard work, cleaning out the garage, wiping down walls, sorting the kids toys, etc. I am happy to report that we checked off most of the items!

Here’s a look […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #2


The flowers are loving the spring rain and warm sunshine. It’s amazing how much everything has grown since the last update. Come take a walk with me.

Here is the view walking into the back yard.

The kids enjoy our little reading bench nook. I’m loving the river birch. The trunk is starting to peel, which is really the reason I planted it.

Here’s what’s blooming. All the flowers {except […]

Goals Update ~ April 2013

Goals for 2013

Sorry for the delay in getting this update out to you. Spring seems to be such a crazy time of year…recitals, evaluations, projects, yard work, etc. I can’t believe a quarter of the year has already passed. Some of my goals are progressing nicely, others, well, not so good. Check it out.

Personal Goals

Complete a Bible Reading Plan. Still on track with my Bible reading plan. I missed a couple of days, but […]

Goals for 2013 ~ March Update

Goals for 2013

It’s time for another update on how I’m doing with my goals for 2013. Every time I sit down to write my goals update post I get nervous, thinking that I totally failed. But when I get a chance to look over what I did accomplish, I realize that I am moving forward. Not always as fast as I would like, but it’s still forward progress and that’s what counts.

Here we go.

Personal […]

Goals for 2013 ~ February Update

Goals for 2013


Here’s an update on how I’m doing with my goals for 2013. Some are going super and I’m totally failing with others. Overall, I’m very happy with the forward momentum. I am convinced that I wouldn’t have made as much progress, had I not sat down, thought through and written down some goals.

Personal Goals

Complete a Bible Reading Plan. I’ve been doing very good with this so far. I missed a couple […]