Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Our beautiful Maple tree in the backyard is making it's annual transformation....and I'm loving it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

2 Years!

Today, Andrew and I celebrate being married for 2 years.  Here is an excerpt by C.S. Lewis:

"Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing.  There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling...Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go...But, of course, ceasing to be "in love" need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense--love is distinct from "being in love"--is not merely a feeling.  It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriage) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God..."Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it."              C.S. Lewis

Sunday, October 17, 2010

We're Home!

Well, we got home at around 2 am this morning. We crashed for a while and then I went to church and let Andrew catch up on some needed sleep.  My friend Miriam does a Monday Multitude blog...she is linked lower on the page, and I just felt like I had a lot to be thankful for.

I'm thankful for...
an incredibly restful and beautiful vacation shared with great friends,
coming home,
my comfy bed,
seeing Sweet Baby Gage,
Gage licking Andrew like crazy...he didn't even need to bathe today,
our beautiful Maple tree starting to change colors,
the mums on our front porch,
David Gentino's last sermon before heading to the mission field.

Pictures of the trip to come soon!

Monday, October 4, 2010

New daydreams!

So I've found a new product, for my home, to obsess about....Cork flooring....ok so I've found this product in a magazine that is sent to our home and here are my findings.

Cork naturally repels insects, has anti mildew, mold, and bacterial components. It's warm, or at least not cold to the touch. It insulates, is a sound dampener, and has more give than wood floors.  I think I want to put this in our bedrooms.  My only negative thing about it is you can't wet mop...you can damp mop, but that's it.  I prefer, with my obsessive cleaning gene, to be able to scrub and soak a floor!

I forgot to tell you one of the best parts, as if the germs part isn't good enough, you don't have to cut down the tree. Cork comes from the bark of the tree and you can safely harvest it every 10-15 years! Phenominal really!

I'm contemplating it for the kitchen too....to be decided. Being a home owner is fun!