Family

Family Visit: Black & White

Thankful for a visit from my mother-in-law this week.  She brought their dogs as well and I’m happy to say that all went smoothly in that regard 🙂  Family is so precious – I’m thankful that we’re back in the States, where we can easily see them and share our lives with them.

School

First Days

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated the old blog.  Those weeks have been full of activity – trips to Philadelphia, Joe starting school, William & Mary starting back up again – and illness, too, unfortunately.  All 4 of us have been hit by a GI bug, one by one.  First Chris, then Joe,… Read More First Days

Food, Giveaways

Farm Fresh “Back-to-School Challenge” Food Drive + Gift Card Giveaway

One of our favorite Williamsburg grocery stores is Farm Fresh.  Farm Fresh consistently offers quality products at prices within our family’s budget, and we shop there nearly every week.  As a result, I was so excited to hear about their food drive in support of local food banks and thrilled that they ask me to… Read More Farm Fresh “Back-to-School Challenge” Food Drive + Gift Card Giveaway

God

After all.

I’ve been hearing this song several times a week for the last 6 weeks.  It’s part of the cool-down routine at my Body + Soul workout classes (love these – click the link to find out if there’s one near you!), and I wanted to share it with you.  I love the lyrics and love… Read More After all.

DIY

Little Projects

I finished a few little projects this weekend and wanted to share them with you, my lovely readers. Weekend Project #1: Painting and installing an above-the-commode cabinet in hallway bath I found the cabinet at World Market the weekend before.  It was originally a dark brown with “whitewash” splotches.  In other words, it was a… Read More Little Projects

Food

Jam Ma’am

I’ve gotten into a jam-making, water-bath canning, blueberry and strawberry and blackberry craze. I grew up with a great big garden in our backyard.  I will be honest with you – gardening and yard work are not my first loves.  However, I grew (ha ha, “grew”, get it? bad pun, I know) to appreciate it… Read More Jam Ma’am

Weekend

Weekend Rewind

Ahh, weekends.  That time of the week where Chris gets to experience the “craziness” that I live with day in, day out 🙂  Oh, and make breakfast for the boys so that I can sleep in a little.  That’s always nice! Here’s what we had going on this weekend. Friday A pretty typical Friday.  I… Read More Weekend Rewind

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