At Home in the Heartland

A slower life can be sweeter...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Feeling all sorts of nostalgic today.
Warm and fuzzy.

Monday, July 28, 2014


On Friday night, our friends went all out with the Harry Potter party. There was even a potions class. It is so great to have friends who get you, really get you.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


When the fair is in town, we must go for a couple of rides, a funnel cake and some sno cones. We must.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


A dip in our friends' pool this morning put a perfect cap on her joyous birthday week. "Best birthday ever," she said, yet again. I hope she feels that way every year. We sure do know how to celebrate!

Friday, July 25, 2014


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.