Sunroom Secretary


I’m feeling artsy-fartsy today. Handsy-wandsy if ya know what I mean. I think I’ll play with some of this milk paint I got from my friend, Marian, a.k.a Miss Mustard Seed… Kev and I picked up a sweet little secondhand secretary for the sunroom a few weeks ago, and it’s just beggin’ for a coat of […]

Thanksgiving 2012


Happy Thanksgiving 2012! We’re home! (Translation: I made it through 3 of the 4 flights, but chickened out on the last one and we drove home from Houston!) And speaking of things I’m afraid of… Last week was jam packed with ‘em. Planes, pills, and unfamiliar places, chock full of scraggly stray dogs. But there’s nothing […]

Dads and Daughters

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Long and bumpy bus rides lead to the loveliest of things around here, and we feel so lucky to have captured so many of them for keeps. We traveled an hour-and-some to the north today. Traffic is tough in downtown Lima  (signs and lights act more like “suggestions” here), but I’m fascinated by the variety […]

The House That Compassion Built – Day 3


We’re learning so many things about Compassion on this trip. Not just the organization, I’m talking about the noun, too. We leave our hotel every morning at 9:00, and come back with a heart full of the stuff thanks to all the folks we’re meeting. Today, we spent time with a woman named Nicolasa. She lives at […]

Day 2 in Peru – The Day We Met Our Compassion Child

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We met the little girl we sponsor through Compassion today. Our bus pulled up in front of her school around 10 o’clock this morning, and after three months of waiting, two different airplanes, and one very bumpy bus ride- there she was…standing 10 feet away from us. She was holding up a big paper sign […]

Compassion in Peru – Day 1


There’s so much on my heart today. So much I want to tell you. I’m struggling to put Day 1 into words though, so maybe I’ll just start with something simple… We’re in Lima, Peru with Compassion. We’re learning about what they’re doing to release children, one-by-one, from poverty. We’re witnessing firsthand how they work holistically with […]

Things I’d Tell My Grandma Evelyn


For some reason, as I’ve grown older, my comfort zone seems to have gradually gotten smaller. Maybe it’s hormonal? Maybe it just happens to some folks with age? Maybe it’s something else? All I know is that when I think about my comfort zone nowadays, I think of it as being a bit on the […]

3 Fall Favorites


#1- This stuff: Fluffy cotton tufts, dotting rows of spindly sticks, can be seen by the field-full all over Alabama each Fall. And to make matters even more marvelous-looking, runaway puffs gather up into pillowy clumps in the ditches, so taking the scenic route is an absolute must around here. We flew past that field […]

It’s Almost Time…


We head to Peru next Monday. My emotions are kind of all over the place right now, and we’re in full-blown preparation mode as of today, but it’s sure to be a life-changing experience, and I really hope you’ll join us for the journey, too. Kevin and I will be blogging from Lima once every evening, […]

Sunroom Makeover – Step One


Time for a quick sunroom makeover update! What once was Manchester Tan, is now Simply White. (Note: The existing ceiling fan fixture will soon be replaced with some kind of chandelier.) They’re both Benjamin Moore colors, but we had ours mixed in a semi-gloss finish at True Value. Now that the trim and ceiling are […]

Halloween 2012


Our yesterday started with a little of this… …and ended with a whole bunch’a that! It was a creative kind of day, and we hope you and yours had a very happy Halloween 2012, too! PS- We won’t know about the results of Kevin’s praise band audition for a couple of weeks, but we’ll be […]