At Home in the Heartland

A slower life can be sweeter...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I love a good parade. 

Friday, September 19, 2014


We live in this really great town. It's small enough, but not too small. Homecoming weekend at the university we both attended and Fall Ball at the high school means a parade over the weekend and a lot of family fun! Now that we are in our 5th year here, things that we do each year are starting to feel like traditions. I like that.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


School Clipart Image: School Icon Graphic with Red Apple on a Textbook

When the parents both work in schools, and the kids both go to school, parent-teacher conference time can be a bit stressful a couple of times a year. It's part of the job, but requires some careful planning and a lot of patience!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


From our day at the races last spring

On days when it all starts to feel like a race, I have to sit myself down and remember what is important. On days when I feel so tired that I don't want to do anything, I just take it one task at a time. I pray. I breathe. I smile.

This life can be a lot, but I just repeat, "All good things". Really, every little issue that pops up can be made good. I just have to slow down and see it from the right direction.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


A Mama's Prayer

I was remembering this prayer, as I marked another inch he had grown on the wall.