Sunday, June 28, 2015


My family is tucked away in their beds snoozing away the morning.  I'm sipping my coffee to the quiet hum of the dishwasher and reading one of my favorite bloggers and soaking up her sweet words.  It's a beautiful morning and I'm so thankful for this moment.  Soon the quiet with give way to our Sunday morning breakfast routine and I will be thankful again for my family and this life we are making together.

As you can imagine the weeks since our move have been full ones.  Our list of projects seems to be never ending but I am reminding myself that things don't have to get done right away and it's ok that I don't have curtains hung on all the windows and my walls have not been painted.  I'm remembering to be thankful and reminding myself that the older I get the more I've come to appreciate keeping things simple.  I've learned that the less pressure I put on myself to be perfect and to constantly be busy doing something, the more I've learned that simple is best.

Last night we took a break from all the moving projects and had family and friends over for a sweet summer cookout in celebration of my sister's upcoming birthday.  The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining, and the temperature was just right.  The sound of laugher filled the air as a few of the kids splashed around in our kiddie pool, while others played on the swing set. Grace made snow cones for the other kids which was a big hit.  The adults mingled on the deck, played corn hole, and everyone enjoyed some delicious food and good company.  I thought over and over about how incredibly blessed we are to have this home.  It is perfect for our family and I hope that as the weeks and months go by it will continue to allow us to be a blessing to others.