Today is a BIG DAY!!! It is our last day living in “our dwelling.” I won’t say home because the last 5.42 years have taught me that home is not where you live but where you are meant to belong. I belong with my family, so wherever my family may go, that will be our… Read More Q-Day #112 – Haystack Cookies and What I Gained from Living in Costa Rica
This is the cutest article Joy Boy has ever written for our extended family’s newsletter. I asked him if I could put it on our blog today and he agreed. This article also explains where we have been all week. Enjoy! This is our last “Hola!” from Costa Rica. We hope you are all well.… Read More Week in Review & June recap by Joy Boy
What a fun day we had today! Let me fill you in on a few of the most special details. Joy Boy woke up delightfully surprised and asked me to follow him to his bedroom. He woke up to 13 balloons and a “Happy Birthday!” banner in his bedroom. This kind of decorating had never… Read More Joy Boy’s 13th Birthday in Costa Rica!
Have you ever seen the movie White Christmas? It is one of my husband’s very favorite movies, and that says a lot because he is a man of very few favorites! Seriously! Just ask my kids. One of my favorite songs from this movie is “Count Your Blessings.” I love Bing Crosby’s lullaby voice throughout… Read More Q-Day #102 – Count Your Blessings
Remember this post? I promised to give feedback and here it is! Recipes to try: Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal (with eggs) – I never got to try this recipe. I ran out of steel cut oats before I could get to this recipe. Maybe in 3 months I’ll try it again. Chicken and Fall… Read More #Throwback Thursday – New Recipes to Try, Reviewed
I did one thing today that I am very proud of. I went for a walk. The day started out perfectly delightful. So I decided to get out of the house and enjoy it. As I strolled down the road, I was thrilled to see a dear friend return . . . Hydrangeas!!!! Oh how… Read More Q-Day #93 – Going for a Walk
So, today was a sticky, muggy, water-logged, hot like a hot house on a warm, sunny summer’s day kind of day. I wanted proof of how yucky it was today, and I found it!! We live in between two cities. My weather app proves that today was a VERY HUMID day! Oh how I miss… Read More Q-Day #89 – Clean Rooms vs. Packed Rooms?
After yesterday’s post, I started to read the next section in the Come Follow Me curriculum for this week. It was the last section, so I wanted to be prepared for our family discussion that we would have about it today. As I read the heading, I was profoundly and deeply touched! In that moment,… Read More Quarantine Day #88 – Help.
I awoke this morning with the weight of my world upon me. The thoughts and feelings I have had, while listening to my friends share what is happening in their worlds, mixed with my own pushed upon me . . . And I felt smashed. I couldn’t move my body, but I willed it to… Read More Quarantine Day #87 – Fear and Trembling!
We are so tired!!! Okay. Mainly Paul should be tired. He has done so much work this last month, and we only have one more month to go before we relocate to the USA! 🇺🇸 He has worked diligently to not only wrap up this beast (our massively heavy dining room table), but all of… Read More Quarantine Day #79 – Packing!