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When You Move with the Worst Possible Conditions

When You Move with the Worst Possible Conditions

We’re here! Yesterday marked 2 weeks since we moved into our new (rental) house. The weather was downright awful the day we moved. It started off snowing, then turned to sleet and rain. Ugh. We attended our church service that morning, crazy as it was, because we absolutely LOVE our Sunday morning services and our community there. It’s such a bummer if we ever have to miss. During that morning service, afternoon activities were being canceled. Just not the kind…

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Why We’re Moving for the 7th Time in 8 Years

Why We’re Moving for the 7th Time in 8 Years

I have moved many times in my life starting at 6 years old. It has never been my desire to move around, but alas we are embarking on our 7th move in 8 years of marriage. Gawh. This past summer we loaded up our family, left our home of the previous 4 years and moved into a farm house owned by Chuck’s Aunt- though she doesn’t live on the farm herself.  Before we ever stepped foot on the property, both…

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Dear Older Me

Dear Older Me

I’m sitting here in a Starbucks on my 36th birthday. On the drive here I got to chat with my Dad on the phone. He had just come from getting his very first hearing aid. How did I get to this place in life? Speeding towards 40 at break neck speed, my parents now Grandparents and getting hearing aids? Today has been a day of discouragement and near-tears multiple times. I’m feeling the tension of getting older, but also understanding…

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And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

I’m so grateful to those of you who participated in the Christmas Give Away. You shared wonderful gift ideas, and I have already used some of them. Thank you all! It’s such a joy to announce my writing friend, Cindy Jolly has won the gift! I chose this darling pair of “Anika Earrings- Wings” from New Creation as the prize. These earrings are a fair trade item from India. I so hope you enjoy them, Cindy. Thank you for participating! If anyone…

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5 Fabulous Holiday Gift Ideas!

5 Fabulous Holiday Gift Ideas!

Merry Christmas! This season is in full swing, and if you haven’t been in shopping mode yet it might just be time to dive in. Gift ideas are incredibly helpful, so thought I’d share some of my fav’s! There’s nothing like shopping in small businesses! If we’re going to spend money, let’s spend in ways to benefit a friend or a wonderful cause. The first suggestion is for locals of the Shenandoah Valley, but for those of you who are not in the…

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Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Don’t you just LOVE a Christmas Gift Guide?! Tune in this Monday, December 4th. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gift ideas for this season, and would LOVE to hear some of yours. Oh, and there might just be a little GIVE AWAY… See you Monday! =)

The BEST Parts of Thanksgiving!

The BEST Parts of Thanksgiving!

We made it friends! It’s DAY 23 of the #thankfultoday Series! Happy Thanksgiving to all! There is much to be thankful for today, and here are just a few that come to mind. It would warm my heart to pieces to hear the things YOU are thankful for today! ~being together with my man and kiddos ~spending all day with family, new friends, relatives, and the dog (shout out to Jovie!) ~the huge Christmas tree my parents already put up…

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Double the Celebration!

Double the Celebration!

Last week my younger brother and his wife visited us for the weekend. We LOVE having guests, and are over-joyed anytime family wants to come. It’s always a lot of fun when Uncle Johnny and Aunt Elizabeth are around. Today is John Mark’s birthday, which he shares with our sister-in-law, Trisha. Birthday Buddies! Some years their birthday falls on Thanksgiving, which is completely appropriate. I can’t think of two more deserving people to celebrate on a day centered around gratefulness. Trisha…

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An Unexpected Visitor

An Unexpected Visitor

A few weeks ago Chuck’s brother Mark drove all the way up from GA to see us unexpectedly. He was about to head overseas for a year, and we were over-joyed at the chance to spend a few hours with him. The kids were SO excited! As you can see in the picture, they wanted to be around Uncle Mark no matter what he was doing- even if it was just paperwork. His presence in our home meant so much…

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How To have God’s Perspective on Brain Cancer

How To have God’s Perspective on Brain Cancer

Cindy Jolly is the final classmate of mine from Write Brilliant Academy to guest post for our #thankfultoday series. After teaching elementary school for 30 years, her husband begged her to retire – so she did, and is thrilled to no longer be bolting out the door in the dark! She loves to try new recipes, sew when she’s in the mood, and feed her new obsession with Masterpiece Theater. She is married to her best friend. They have 2 beautiful daughters, 2 wonderful sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren, and another on the way. She’s very new to…

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