March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks and Sing Praises

On my morning run, I pass by a neighborhood pharmacy that also sells many gift items. {Do you have one of those near you? They often have some great gifts though I have never darkened the door of this particular store!} For the last six weeks or so there has been a pumpkin tray in the front window. The words, "Give thanks. Sing praises. Psalm 92:1" are painted on it. The first time it caught my eye, it made me pause and give thanks for all of the many blessings that I have been given. It made me smile! Since then I have sought it out, because that first time it made me happy and grateful for those many blessings. I have so much to be thankful for ~

my parents...Frank's extended family...Frank's extended faith

... the list goes on and on...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Starts, Spurts, Stalls, and Stops

So we still aren't in the house.

I guess that's okay because I still don't have Mary Frances' dress hanging in the closet. We're close on both fronts!

Construction is definitely an exercise in patience. Just ask my brother patience has never been my strong suit.

These last few weeks have been a series of one step forward, two steps back.
For me it is utter frustration.
For the boys it has been shear delight ~ lots of heavy equipment.
We hoped to move some things in over the weekend, but upon walking through the house yesterday, there were still some issues with the floors. I saw no reason to start putting things in the house if they are only going to have to be moved. Maybe we can make some headway today, but in the meantime I'll leave you with some finished details that I haven't posted. I'll try to take some more pictures today.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Recap

Good Morning Friends~

A few quick pictures of my royal subjects and their best buddy who was dressed as a "digger"

And with our favorite neighbors...
Call me a party pooper, but Halloween is not my favorite day. Around here people take Halloween to a new level ~ yard decorations, a parade, some even have a band party. Fortunately for me my children aren't terribly into it either. This year we did the most trick or treating ever, and we went to about twelve houses. Call us homebodies, but we are all content to pass out candy from the front yard, and visit with friends and neighbors that way. Now don't get me wrong, I think it is fun for my children to dress up and trick-or-treat. I am all about those memories because I realize there are only so many years that they are going to want to do this with us. However, now that it is done I'm glad to move on into November.