Saturday, November 30, 2019


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what 
you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
Oprah Winfrey

Wishing everyone a leisurely weekend of recovery, leftovers, and warm places to lounge. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 25, 2019

This Moment

Pausing to share a quiet, rainy moment amidst the prepping for our Thanksgiving feast, our travels to family gatherings, and the holiday decorating that will follow it all!

Happy prep week, friends!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Beginning the Kitchen Window Pond

For a couple years now, I've been plotting and pining for a little water garden under my kitchen window (remember when I first started brainstorming?). We have a bountiful source of rocks and boulders right on sight- in fact one could argue that we have way too many, depending on the project- so it is easy to imagine a waterfall, stone-lined banks, and a natural transition into the garden beds we've been working and shaping.

It's easy to imagine it, anyway.

Getting it done is an entirely different matter.

We've made a little trouble for ourselves in that we dug the hole before we had the waterfall stacked... so now the tractor can't reach to help place the rocks, and we're having to rethink our process, so here she sits............................................................................................... for now.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Flu Visits

Since this past weekend, we have been under the heavy thumb of Flu B. Eleven years of having kids in the family, and this is the first time we've ever had to put up with a visit from the flu. Poor Audrey. At least it's not the stomach version.

Tiny little bonus: a quiet and still girl wrapped in blankets makes the perfect base for a suddenly very cuddly cat... looks like we're all doing our part to help her feel better.

Friday, November 1, 2019

2019 Costumes

Our night out this year was cold for these Texan trick-or-treaters! But we had fun, we brought home waaaay too much candy (as usual), and we got to bed waaaay too late (again). My only regret this year is that my Littles didn't want to carve pumpkins, which kinda bums me out, but at least we'll have "fall" decorations for a little bit longer, right? *sigh*

Wishing everyone a gentle crash from all the sugar highs and a great First of November Friday!