At Home in the Heartland

A slower life can be sweeter...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On the eve of a new year...

Our year comes to a close and I think there is one word to sum up where we are.


Our little family enjoys time together and we each also have things we enjoy to do independently.

Two weeks off at the end of the year always gives us a chance to recharge. The first week was spent celebrating Christmas with family and this week we have been quietly resting and hanging out at home.

When we start school next week, our school year is half over and we will be making plans for spring...

It was a wonderful year and I am so ready to look ahead to 2015!

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Last Saturday, I took some time to put away the Halloween decorations and bring out a few things for Thanksgiving.
When I do this each season, I like to change the words on our piano too. It's a fun routine and I enjoy choosing new words to match my heart at the time. I have a lot of "Give thanks" and "Gratitude" going on right now, so I chose different words for this spot.

When we got to church on Sunday, "Grace Upon Grace" was the topic of our music and message for the service. This happens so often,  when our devotions, our thoughts, and our prayers all come together beautifully as the spirit leads us.

So this month I remind myself over and over, it is by my faith and His grace that I continue to go about my day to days. Each time I feel myself getting overwhelmed or negative, I just say it to myself "by faith and by grace".

It is all any of us need.


Saturday, October 25, 2014


Busy, full fall. 
We are content, happy, blessed. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014



My favorite month...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


A simple, routine day can be filled with joy. 

One only needs to make the connection between joy and contentment. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9/23-9/30's that time of year. 

I LOVE fall. I do. But by this point, being back to school full time for well over a month...I get TIRED. 

A day away with my sister this past weekend definitely helped. I'm still tired, but feel so happy!

Monday, September 22, 2014