"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6

Ours is a story of what God can do with two silly teens, starting off with no clue;

And baby thrown in, just for good measure. We didn’t know that God would increase our treasure

With four added on in rapid succession, filling our lives with joy and hard lessons.

We’ve had our share of valleys and hills, of times of abundance, and unpaid bills.

We once thought success would bring us bliss; we’ve learned that loss does a better job of this,

As we lean on our Savior, Who always delivers, regardless of the size of our quiver.

Although we’re grateful for the times of ease, the hard times are useful for learning to please

Our Heavenly Father, learning to walk in His Truth, of which we often talk.

May the Lord help us humbly and faithfully serve, staying mindful that the next generation observes.

Prop up your feet and grab a cup of coffee or tea while I open up

The book of my life, without further ado, and narrate the musings of my heart to you.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Sewing Room

I haven't had a sewing room since I used Gabriela's nursery back in '99. We didn't even live in that house for a full year, so it was a brief privilege.

Some nice family member unloaded a box and tossed some fabric onto the shelves for me to organize. Thank you, Person.

When we first saw this house and walked upstairs, Craig took one look through the little French door and said, "Your sewing room!"

Have I already said that I'm really glad to be married to him??

When we moved in a few weeks ago, I began to despair of ever getting around to organizing my work space. There was such a huge mess, and we've had so much fun visiting with relatives and helping out where Craig works, that it's taken a WHILE to get to it.

I've tackled it in stages, and it's coming together.

Wait a minute! How'd SHE get in there before me?!

Don't try to look all innocent!

The story continues in a future post...


  1. Congratulations on your beautiful new home and sewing room! I'm giddy to see what will be your first project from your new room. Glad to see you back blogging, sweet friend. Happy Wednesday! ☺

  2. Yay for your own sewing space! Hope you (and your girls) enjoy it! :)

  3. You are in Houston? Wow! I am impressed that you moved here in this heat! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet note. Looks like you will have a great work space and I hope it shapes up for you quickly!

  4. Thank you, Ladies! It's been a challenge for me to get into my work space with so much going on, but I'm thrilled that it's there waiting for me. :-)

    Phyllis, I LOVE Houston! I'm so glad to be here - heat and all!