As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What We Were Up To...

We packed a lot into last week when Ron was on vacation. He doesn't usually take time off during the summer, so this was our last push to get some things checked off of our list. 

There were projects...

Ron finished this little garden bench.

We did some yard work
and planted annuals in containers for the front of the farmhouse...

and in the back.

We finished the umbrella stand.

Our whole crew painted the master bedroom.

In between projects, we took a little trip.

Bekah performed in her spring piano recital.
"Canon in D" by Johann Pachelbel

We tried some new recipes...

...and because the weather was nearly perfect, we enjoyed some al fresco dining. (Okay, some sipping too. Starbucks was having "Happy Hour" last week!) 

We even took a little time out for playing!

Do you find that you need a rest after some vacations? :)

I'll be happy to supply you with more project details, but I thought this post was long enough!


  1. Looks like you guys had a full, satisfying week with just the right balance of work and play. Everything looks wonderful!!

  2. Look at Ron go! Had to show John and we are both very impressed with that jumping. Nice to see the Washington Monument looking so fine. I see all the photographers in the family are being kept busy. Like the colors in the newly painted room. The yard looks great with the plantings and the new bench. Hope that Ron is having a restful week back at work. What's the next big project?

  3. Well I agree with the others..looks like just the right blend of work and play. Love the new garden bench! And yes, sometimes you have to rest up from vacationing and relaxing, lol. Glad you enjoyed!

  4. Well you had a mahvelous week, my friend! I especially like the Starbucks "happy hour"! xo

  5. You guys packed a lot of fun and work into the week. Yes, I can understand the need to rest up from such a vacation!

  6. Wow! You managed to fit a lot of good things into your week and even had time for a side trip. Very nice. I heard that the Washington Monument finally re-opened.

  7. What a fun packed week of vacation. I'm especially loving your new bench. Your woodwork is a lovely color. What is the color name? It looks very Williamsburg. ♥

  8. Lots of projects and topped off with a fun trip. That looks like a pretty good vacation to me! Love Canon in D - one of the best musical scores ever.

  9. Perfect week! Work and play!

    Will you give us a detailed post about your bedroom? That is a real tease of a photo! We'd all love to see it!

    Your beautiful home is looking great inside and out!

    And look at Ron go! Awesome!


  10. Wow I can't get over all you fit into the week! And time away! You must have found the fountain of youth! (I see how your husband can jump like a teenager!) I'm sure your resting up from the week will be sweet for all that you got done and experienced.

  11. What a fun and busy week!! It looks so refreshing!

  12. I could only jump like that if I saw a snake! lol! You sure had a busy, but fun week. I really like your new bench, I'll have to show that to BG. Yes, I always need a rest after even a mini-vacation. That's what I did yesterday. :) Have a nice day and get rested up!

  13. This is what I would call a perfect vacation, Cheryl! Some work, food, relaxing music, a trip, and fun at home, just loved the photo of Ron jumping rope, priceless.
    Whew! now take a real vacation and get some much needed rest! And Yes I know of the need for rest after a vacation.~smile~
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings, Sue

  14. Y'all got a lot done! Yes, I find that we often need to rest up after vacation, especially if we've traveled. It looks like we won't get much of a rest from this vacation. Got home and hit the ground running! We, however, will not be jumping rope. And if this half of the we were to do so, there would be no picture taking! haha!


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