Seasons of Emotions

As the trees bud and the flowers bloom, I am reminded just how special each season is.  Every season provides us with different challenges while also presenting us with different gifts. With spring’s storms, rain comes to wash away the gloom of winter and brighten our lives with the lush beauty of the natural world.  […]

Simple Pleasures of Winter

There are so many things that compete for our attention – work, finances, chores – that inevitably we lose sight of all the precious moments and wondrous beauty that fill our lives on a daily basis.  So, as I snuggle in to dream about plum fairies, I recall with great joy some of my favorite […]

Happiness

What is your definition of happiness? When you have more than enough money to fulfill your needs? When your soul mate smiles at you? When your child tells you that he loves you? When an friend calls to just to say “hi?” When your pet cuddles with you? When you are traveling? When you curled […]

Natural Beauty

The birds are singing me a sweet song. The sun is kissing my forehead from between the clouds. The breeze is ruffling my hair. The squeals of delight from my little ones enjoying their outdoor play is filling my heart with pure joy. The wind is playing a melody for me as it rushes through […]

Winter Returns

Ah, yesterday was refreshing with the warm sun melting most of the snow and the kids being able to play outside without coats or even a jacket on! The boys enjoyed splashing about in the puddles and completely covering themselves in mud. I was able to air out the house and bring that fresh, crisp […]

Beautiful Blessings

The quick and easy recovery of my grandma who had a heart attack and splint put in a week ago. The boys giggling as they are playing in the backyard. Such a beautiful sound!! The unseasonably warm day. The presents of my wonderful husband who is working from home today. The peace of knowing that […]

Wonderful Winter Day!

Today was one of those wonderful winter days! DH took our boys, the two neighbor boys and myself sledding. It was a blast! (Okay, I only went down once and it was on a SMALL hill and even then I said some things on the way down that Mom would have washed my mouth out […]