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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

This Week

~ Kati and I cleaned out our clothes closets and dresser drawers, and hauled off four large garbage bags. Freeing. 

~ I (finally) placed our school order for the upcoming year.

~ Bekah made her first loaf of yeast bread.

~ The girls and I did a drive-by (house ogling), and then met Kristin and the children for 99-cent frozen yogurt cones. 

~ Ron and I spent a couple of days out of town. We enjoyed our little anniversary retreat so much last year, that we decided to treat ourselves to another getaway for our 36th anniversary. We are so very grateful for our 36 years!

~ I ate my first fish taco. I am in love. 

~ I did the tiniest bit of autumn decorating. Really in the smallest of velvet pumpkins purchased when we were on our getaway. 

We're soaking up the last bits of summer, while looking ahead to the joys of autumn. What are you doing with these remaining summer days?

Thank you all for your very kind and encouraging comments about my floorcloth!! Yes, we are walking on it ~smile~, though not without some trepidation at first. 

To answer Marie's question, the floorcloth is lying perfectly flat right now and it appears that it is "stiff" enough to stay that way. Canvasworks Floorcloths recommends putting some of that sticky stuff used for hanging posters on the wall on each corner, mainly so that it does not slip and slide, but I imagine that that would also help to thwart any tendency to curl. 


  1. Delightful all around!

    Happy anniversary! Well done, Bekah! You and Kati are great! That velvet pumpkin? Be Still My Heart!

    I'm certain I need an in person visit to see it!


  2. Everything looks wonderful from the wonderful loaf of fresh baked bread to the picture of you and your husband. You look so happy.
    The fish tacos are something that I've wanted to try. Your's looks delicious. Now I'll have to give them a try.
    Hope your school year is a success. I admire you home schoolers. I think that I might have done that way back when.

  3. Great week! That loaf of bread looks wonderful! So glad that you and Ron got away...and to such a pretty place!
    Love the velvet pumpkin. I made an autumn garland yesterday, but will try to be good and wait until Sept. 1 to put it out. Other than that? Happily reading blogs that others love and have recommended.

  4. It was wonderful that you were able to get away for another anniversary celebration. Love all of your photos. Aren't fish tacos tasty? I could eat them every week! Cute pumpkin!

  5. Happy Anniversary. I am impressed with the similarities in our weeks. And we noticed the slightest hint of autumn in the very warm air, but the feel was different. Out came a hint of autumn around our house, a little early, but there it is!

  6. Happy Anniversary! 36 years is a blessing!

    Congratulations to Bekah for making her first loaf of yeast bread! That's quite an accomplishment.

    Fish tacos are one of Amelia's favorite things to eat. She orders them whenever they are on the menu. I tried to make a non-fried version of them for her. She assured me that they were NOT the same at all. :-) Those in the picture look especially tasty.

  7. Happy Anniversary, Cheryl! Your photos indicate a lovely week indeed. We are seeing black locust trees turn red and the dogwoods are showing their red berries. Quite early for us. ♥

  8. Happy Anniversary to you! Glad you could get away! That loaf of bread looks really good! Well done to Bekah! Have a great Sunday...

  9. What a wonderful week!
    Bread looks amazing, Bekah - frozen yogurt with the family sounds like marvelous treat - I have never tried a fish taco but I'm intrigued - what an adorable touch of fall!

    and Happy Anniversary :-) blessings to you during the upcoming week on the years to come.

  10. Oh yum for fish tacos. Congrats to the novice bread baker! That's a great accomplishment.
    Cleaning out clutter is also something to crow about!
    Happy Anniversary!

  11. Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved! Glad you had a nice getaway. The fish taco looks good. I love any kind of taco. Have a great week!

  12. You lead a good, interesting and productive life. Thanks for sharing.


  13. I have to agree, there is something freeing about clearing out drawers and closet, is it an age thing?? Our end of summer will be spent with grands getting ready for school and of course a trip to Skinny Dip. Been a cooler and wetter summer than usual and now the tropical storms fall decorating yet for me, although I am ready for some fall type of cooking BTW love the floor cloth!

  14. And a Happy Anniversary to you! I see another cute top. And that vine in your first picture is beautiful. I am savoring these last days of summer with you. Can't believe it is almost Sept.

  15. Happy Anniversary!! I love your blouse! I looked at the post from your anniversary last year and that looks like a neat town. It is only an hour and a half from us. We are going to try and go down there soon. :o)


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