Friday, February 20, 2009

Time for a change...

I've got the "itch" for change again. I recently visited sister-in-law Linda and loved how she is re-arranging her home to welcome her new little one.

It's so fun to change a room around. I have MANY memories of coming home from school to a "new" house. I think I caught your bug, Mom!

We recently had our community group over for Bible Study. We literally doubled in number at our last meeting and the flow of the living room felt all wrong for the amount of people we had. It has bothered me for some time and today was the day to fix it! Plus, it requires some deep cleaning. Lotsa dust bunnies, marbles, cars, toys, did I mention dust bunnies? It's amazing what one finds under and behind things. Oh, and a paper airplane!

The boys helped me move the piano. That thing is SO heavy, but they are strong together.

The living room is such a large space and can be arranged several ways. We love our large round table. It is often a place where we play games or make large puzzles. Half of our furniture are "hand me downs" from Mom and Dad, beautiful antiques which really fill the space nicely.

Here are some before and after pics.... (sorry, the ambience is really different between the two, the after pics are taken during daylight hours)







I'm happy. Of course, now there are decorative "holes" to fill. I think I'm going to paint a picture...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

L2...The Sketcher

Every so often L2 just needs to express himself with art. You can tell because he gets kinda cranky. Mama has to remind him to get a pencil and a piece of paper.
It really helps him.

This is a collage he made a few months ago from magazine clippings on a canvas board.

His inspiration was 3 different animals. I love how he gets inspired and than makes them his own.

I love my boy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love is in the air....still!

My parents, a LONG time ago!
(Cute hair mom!)

Our wedding picture!
We got married in the days before digital cameras were the norm.
This is the only wedding pic we have that is digital.
It's time to start scanning.

I look so young! Bill looks even younger!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Today I celebrate my LIFE!

Today marks the ONE year anniversary of my contracting Bacterial Meningitis.

I thank my Heavenly Father for His healing power and his amazing preserving grace. It's been a long and sometimes challenging year, but I'm healthy again.

If you know of any adult who has struggled with Bacterial Meningitis, could you point them my way? I would like to have a "support blog" for adults post-meningitis.

Thank you to all of my family and friends for all of your prayers and love and support this past year.

He is good and His love endures forever.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Let it snow...

Piggy back, sledding style

Sledding fun!

I love their imaginations!

The Topiary Lady has moved!

The Topiary Lady has MOVED!

I'm not longer updating this blog....Come visit me on my new site at for lots of recipes, ideas, homeschooling stuff, and more!

My boys

My boys