Sunday afternoon

Our church is now over by noon.  Although it’s hard on Greta not to take a morning nap (there’s just WAY too much to look at), we all get home and zonk.  And when we’re all good and rested–it’s family


Happy Halloween!

The first year we were together, I was a cop and Chris was a robber (original, I know).  Last year we were packing up and moving and Halloween came and went without a second thought, so I insisted we dress

Is Greta REALLY standing and walking at 8 1/2 months? Well, “Greta” circa 1986. *wink*  (Baby Julia 1986 10 months) Although Greta’s genes are 50% Chris’s and 50% mine, who do YOU think she looks most like? Chris Julia Does


Revamp a Lamp

You may remember when we won a little contest RC Willey was putting on.  They not only posted the announcement on the front page of their website for a good week (!), but they also sent it out to everyone that voted



Ever since the decision to stay in this apartment, I have gone into overdrive.  I unpacked and passed on the boxes to someone else that was moving, and now I have been thoroughly de-cluttering and cleaning like it was Spring.


Little Girl

5:03 am this morning.  My baby woke up crying.  It took me a couple minutes to gain consciousness and stagger my way into the nursery.  I picked her up, felt around the crib for her pacifier and cradled her to


Answer to Prayer

  We saw 13 homes today, which brings the grand total to 75ish.  I woke up this morning so excited.  I thought for sure that we would find our REAL house this time.  We didn’t.  We found one…ONE out of the

The five stages of grief are:   1-Denial-“this can’t be happening to me”, Not accepting or even acknowledging the loss. 2-Anger-“why me?”, feelings of wanting to fight back or get even 3-Bargaining-Attempting to make deals  Begging, wishing, praying 4-Depression-overwhelming feelings