Thursday, October 31, 2013


Paul, Phyllis, Leon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

For Julie

Remember your little friend? He's waiting for you.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Dad replaced a part in my pellet stove and picked up a couple of tons of pellets. Now I am ready to stay warm during the winter.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Door hanging

I dropped Charlie off at the farm the other day in time to witness Aaron installing a panel in the garage door on the south side of the shed. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Raisin Valley Friends, Adrian, Michigan

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Autumn colors

I marvel in the diversity of colors that God's creation displays. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dirty dishes

True confession: some weeks I am so busy I go for days piling dirty dishes in the sink. Equally disturbing to me is when the sink is full, not of real dishes like plates and bowls, but with plastic lunch containers. 

(Good news is that this semester is more than half way done)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I was thrilled to acquire this cute desk.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mine to give

(Song of Songs 8:12)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cookie house

Living room
Beginning with our dollhouse days through sharing a bedroom and finally to buying the Cookie house, it is evident that Julie and I have different approaches to home decorating. I like to rearrange things; Julie likes them to stay the same.

Julie has been in Africa for a year, and I can't even remember all the things that have changed in the Cookie house. Rooms and doors have been painted. Cupboards have been hung. Windows have been replaced. And I've arranged and rearranged. So yesterday, I decided to tour the Cookie house and document its current state so that Julie isn't totally surprised when she comes for a visit next month. 

Living room 2


Bedroom 2


Kitchen 2


Sunroom 2

Sunroom 3

Upstairs blue room

Upstairs blue room 2

Upstairs green room

Upstairs green room 2





Office 2

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tree crew

The top of one of my windbreak trees crashed to the ground awhile back. About a month ago, Dad and Logan cleaned it up. Charlie supervised.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Before and after

It's hard to tell, but I painted the stair risers a clean white.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Strawberry plants

I set out some strawberry runners in my garden this fall. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013


This is what happens when you host a harvest party

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


 Our family hosted our annual harvest party last Friday evening. We pressed apple cider, fried apple fritters, roasted hot dogs, shared potluck food, and bounced along on a hay ride. You can imagine how busy I was during the actual event because I didn't get any pictures while our guests were here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013