A blanket of bluebells

This weekend, I had a little time to myself because my husband had taken our two girls out of town to visit his parents. Our boys are pretty much self-sufficient, so I took advantage of a Saturday morning to go for a hike. I have absolutely been loving the spring...

A special message from your VIP classroom volunteer

As this school year comes to a close, I am also wrapping up my second year as a classroom volunteer. After serving two full years in this very important position, I thought it might be helpful to share a few things I have learned during my tenure of helping 45 minutes...

A blog post about friendship, climbing a hill and holding the moon

When Kent and I were first married, we were trying to get involved in our first church together as a couple. It was a large regional church, so we attended a meeting to get to know other people who lived in our community. We lived about 25 minutes away from the...
Waiting for us

Waiting for us

Sunday morning I woke up in a panic. The last few weeks have been jam-packed with inspections and repairmen and phone calls and appointments related to getting our house ready to sell and buying our new house. Finally, over the weekend I had time to make some progress...

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The price of a sunset

The price of a sunset

Our lives have been a wee bit crazy since my last blog post. I finally decided I better sit down and document the latest news, even if it's only to help me remember. We accepted an offer on our house two weeks ago. We were out on one of our first really big house...

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Perfect timing

Perfect timing

My head has been spinning the past few days. It's amazing what can happen in your life, literally, in a matter of hours. On Friday, we put our house on the market. The first person came to look at it at 5 p.m. that evening. By the next morning — less than 24 hours...

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