The Park

E was having fun this morning with her dolls. She made her own little classroom with a camel as the teacher.

We were able to make it to the park this afternoon. We had the whole place to ourselves– maybe because of the heat?

R was afraid of the swings at first– but she slowly came around and was soon saying “Push me Mommy!”

Off to the rest of the park!

The three of us went on the tire swing together… that was always my favorite when I was little.

All of the swings and slides are pretty cool, but what they really just love to do is run.

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“B” (my sister) sent a bunch of pictures of the kids last week, and I just had to post a few on here. They are in the process of selling their house. After their house sells they will be coming over to the East Coast (where they really belong) and are going to visit family– which includes us. (o:

We all can’t wait to see them. The last time we saw them was about four years ago, and we have never met (in person) the 2 youngest boys.


We went to a cookout today that one of the law students had, and we all had a great time. It was nice meeting some of the students that I hadn’t met yet. E and R played out in the backyard the whole time– they blew bubbles and caught a bunch of lightning bugs.

Papa showed R how to listen to the ocean from miles and miles inland…

Where did it go?…

The Dawning of a New Era

Well, tomorrow is officially my last day working for the law school. There is a sense of sadness but there is also a sense of excitement. I will miss being a part of something as great as this new Christian law school, but I think there will be a lot more satisfaction in focusing more on E and R's homeschooling and my duties at home (which I love). I am grateful for the opportunity to make some significant improvements to the website as a whole, and it was good while it lasted… but now it's time to move on.

It’s Finished!

I stayed up really late the other night and finished painting the bathroom. (You know it’s late when you are ready for dinner a second time around.)

The ceiling that was so messed up.

A little boat that M painted on an oval piece of wood when he was little.

Something to remind me of home.

My solution for no shelves or closet and a claw-foot tub.

P’s Parsimonious Pieces:
(yes, I’m proud of them – this will be a theme)
  • Pottery Barn Map shower curtain– retail, $39.99 each – I got them on eBay for $4.99 and $6.99 (2 pieces)
  • Pottery Barn Paxton roller shade – retail, $99.00 – I got it on eBay for $9.99
  • Lion towel rack – from my Dad’s bachelor days in the 50’s. (Is that right Dad?)
  • Q-tip holder – traded a piece of my artwork for this little pottery piece that my old roommate Sandy made.


One room down– many more to go. I think I’m going to finish the kitchen or the living room next since they are very close to being done.