Sunday, July 17, 2016


Jeannie's visitation was filled with many sweet & touching visits about her life, her journey, her faithfulness.  Many traveled quite a distance to come for this time & it was touching that they had made the effort.  We met new friends & saw good ole pals.  It had only been 20 years since I had last seen Dana.  Oh my.  What a treasure to pick up where we had left off.  She is such an amazing friend.  

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Coeur d'Alene

It is hard to describe the beauty of Coeur d'Alene.  We were at this exact spot back in January when everything looked so magical covered in sparkling white snow.  This time we visited it was a crisp cool morning.  After a quick stop at the Grumpy Monkey for coffee, chocolate chip cookie (Trevin's request) & an egg sandwich (Benjamin's request), we ventured out for a quick hike while Russell took a conference call.  There is nothing like getting out & taking a hike!!

Next stop:  Sandpoint, Idaho

Thursday, June 30, 2016

time to say goodbye

Our very sweet sister-in-law finished her course in life. She bravely battled her cancer with such a positive outlook & unwavering faith.  Here is a link to her obituary.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

a day trip to Waco

After several attempts to make this day trip with my dear sister, Amy & I finally had success this week.  The trip was especially fun with nonstop sister chatting all the way up & down IH35. 
Not long ago read about Magnolia Market...that it had re-opened.  Our curiosity got the best of us & we had to check it out.  The store was smaller than I had envisioned, but there was so much to look at.  It took us a few trips around the store to see it all. 
We found a few treasures & it's been fun adding them around the house!

Check out the company's online store.

My favorite purchase:  Magnolia Signature Diffuser.  The scent is not too overwhelming...light & fresh, perfect for our living area.

A special Cowboy Coffee for the ride home to finish our fantastic trip.