At Home in the Heartland

A slower life can be sweeter...

Friday, July 25, 2014


Back To School College Logo

We've got a fun little trip to Omaha planned for today and tomorrow. Then, come Monday, my mind must return back to school. I don't officially start until August 11th, but I have to get a lot ready and a couple of days just won't cut it.

I'll be shifting gears, preparing to start a new position, and getting my mind back into school mode. I'm ready and excited!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Bee woke up to an owl in her bed. He brought her an invitation to Hogwarts. 

Now that she's eleven, she knew it was time. And then there it was, like magic. The best part is that we are actually headed to Omaha to see old friends, who are throwing a fantastic Harry Potter party!! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Today I visited both of my grandmothers with my mom and kids. I'm so glad that my kids get the chance to enjoy time with an older generation, to realize the value in wisdom and love from our elders.

I snapped this photo from my grandma's wall. She has all of us, framed and archived from a different time. It's always warming to go and see that some things don't have to change.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I've been reading a ton this summer about saying "Yes" and being brave. About taking a leap.

I'm just waiting to hear what the question will be. I've got my Yes ready to go!

Monday, July 21, 2014



We've got an eleven-year old in the house! She's starting middle school, moving to a new bedroom in the basement, and continuing to grow (despite my request to the contrary to at least SLOW DOWN). 

Fun awaits, I can feel it.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Loving summer with a splash!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


In an ultimate act of optimism, our tank has fish again. May they live long, happy lives. It won't take much (6 days) to outlast Otto and Olive.