I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Thursday, July 1, 2010


2010 IS HALF OVER!!!!! 

We need to get our act together here on Dogwood.  We need a new water heater (hopefully tankless) .....

It may not be a "glamorous" way to spend a paycheck ... but it'll save us a ton of money in the long run.  The one that came with the Dogwood house is almost on its last leg.

We also need to have insulation put in above our garage (below the boys' rooms).  They're freezing in the winter, and "very warm" in the summer.  The heating / cooling of this house doesn't work equally well on the main floor and the 2nd floor.  Alex's room has a ceiling fan, and that seems to help a lot on these hot summer nights, but poor Harrison's room is a sauna.  I just took advantage of Lowe's July 4th 20% off ceiling fans sale - and we got (a cheap) one for Harrison's room, and also for the guest room.  Hopefully that'll help!

This is the last year (as far as has been announced) for a tax credit on the purchase of energy-efficient things for your house (like insulation and water heaters - storm doors, new windows, etc.).  ...... I almost forgot about it, and the year's half over already!  Time to figure out how we can juggle around some of our finances within the next several months! ... I am ALL about tax deductions!

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