December 31, 2016

Celebrate | Twenty-three Years Ago


In the spring, we talked about our feelings for each other.

By summer, we were engaged...

...and then married by the end of the year.

December 31, 1993




December 28, 2016

a few of my favorite things | The Princess Bride



The movie has been a favorite for a long time, and the song,
Storybook Love, was played in the background on our wedding video.



There is an "as you wish" story from when
Jim and I first started dating. Sweet memories.



When the kids were little, Jim read the book,
The Princess Bride by William Goldman, at bedtime.


December 22, 2016

Thursday's Quote | The Ordinary


Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand and make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself. - William Martin



December 21, 2016

a few of my favorite things | handmade ornaments



When we moved into our first home, I made ornaments for our Christmas tree.
I saw the idea in a Country Living magazine. All I needed were styrofoam balls, pins and strips of fabric. Twenty years on the Ridge and we still hang them on our tree.


December 15, 2016

Thursday's Quote | Keep me in...


Keep me in Your Word
so that I can be encouraged
and be an encourager to those around me.
- Tracy Klehn