Helping clean!

Nana and Papa are on the way here!!

So, J is helping get the house ready for them to visit. She’s loving getting to clean her bathroom.

“This should be my job Mama” she just told me.

That works for me.


Blessings from Facebook and Friends

This afternoon before we headed out to the park I shared a post on Facebook:

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 7.53.24 PM

That’s the 4 bushes on the side of our house. They’ve been there since we moved in and we haven’t really touched them. Well, except for the one year that we raked leaves out from under them to use as mulch/nutrition for our garden. And, this summer they’ve just gotten big enough that I wanted them managed.

Within a few hours a friend posted that she texted me. It ends up she had left an electric trimmer on our porch! And, another neighbor brought an extension cord over when I asked if we could borrow one.

Morgan got to manage the electric trimmer while Joanna and I picked up the trimmings. It looks WAY better now!


This is one of the things I love about Facebook -the ability to share with others. What a blessing to ask for help and get it! I didn’t want to buy a tool that we’ll just use occasionally, for right now it made way more sense to try to borrow one. And, it worked -a friend saw it and offered help. In this case, not only did she offer, but she delivered. So cool!

Thankful for flower bulbs



Yesterday I went out back and saw these beauties. The last time I was out there, just a day or two earlier, there was lots of green but no blooms. And then yesterday, quite a few had opened.

I love watching these come back each year. It reminds me of the Thanksgiving that my dad helped me plant them, and my friend who shared them from her yard. What fun memories!