My sister and I had this advent calendar growing up. Before Lego and Hot Wheels and Play-doh and Playmobil, etc., all came out with toy advent calendars, we got to move this bear around his fabric panel house. The bear has a snap on the back and all the places in the house have the … Continue reading A Beary Merry Christmas
It seems that lately, whenever I'm flooded with emotional situations, I suddenly start thinking in song lyrics from my growing-up years. The song below is the one that is currently stuck in my head. Closing Time (song by Semisonic) lyrics Closing time, open all the doorsAnd let you out into the worldClosing time, turn all … Continue reading Closing Time
We just bought our 5th home in 12 years of marriage! Four of our homes were “fixer-uppers”. We really don’t intend on buying “fixers”, or buying and selling houses so often. It’s just always worked out that way for some reason or another. For anyone who doesn’t know, we lost our home in the Paradise … Continue reading Do We Have What it Takes to Take on a Fixer-Upper?
As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉
My friends and I sang This Used to be My Playground by Madonna at our high school graduation from Paradise Adventist Academy in 1998. I couldn't help but find the lyrics appropriate for my state of mind today. "This used to be my playground This used to be my childhood dream This used to be the … Continue reading One Year After the Paradise Camp Fire
I just came across this song about the Paradise Camp Fire and wanted to share it. *Please be advised that the lyrics contain a mild expletive. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/676226073/a-song-of-tribute-to-the-lost-town-of-paradise Here's the song in a YouTube video: https://youtu.be/_f_SDSBP_dk We ❤️ Paradise.