Sunday, December 30, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I have been organizing photos lately in an attempt to get control of the ever growing amount of digital images in my life. In doing so, I have also come into possession of many family photos. Old photos I have never seen. Photos of my family, of my life, of my old home. Photos that tell a tale of who I am and where I come from. One of my favorite photos, is this photo of the home I grew up in. Houses are so much more than wood and glass, they help shelter, comfort, and shape you. I feel like my old house lead me to love old things. It was filled with them, and I loved that. It made me appreciate gardening and landscaping from the beauty that surrounded it. It lead me to want cozy rooms, not big open spaces. It taught me to want a space that a family could spread out and grow in. Indeed, it taught me about who I was and what I wanted. I work hard to make sure my house is all these things. Security, warmth, and a place to help shape my children. With every project, improvement, and dream, I strive to make this home all that my old home was to me.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Hard to believe I haven't happened by my beloved blog since 2009! I guess life came at me fast? I miss this old blog, and by gosh, if life isn't going to end in an epic disaster this year, I need to bring back my blog!
I'm looking forward to 2012. It's a Disney year, first and foremost! We owe Ava a trip because she has no memory of our previous 2 trips. One she wasn't alive for, and the last trip she was a baby. Thats exciting. I get to see MICKEY this year.
Second, I think we are financially better off and can be closer to planning our addition. More square footage. How can you go wrong? An extra bedroom, living room, and bathroom. Just what we need to spread out a bit!
Finally, with snow shoes and kayak at my disposal, it looks like some fun is in store for me! Time to get in touch with my hobbies, which as luck would have it get me out doors and doing activity. Can not wait!!!

Welcome 2012. Welcome back blog!