Breathing Peace

(If you follow me on Instagram, you read most of these words last night, but I wanted to share them here as well, and I’ve edited them a bit.) God’s artwork. A soothing and peaceful gift at the end of a day that was a lot harder emotionally than I expected. I watched the dawn […]

Saying Goodbye

About 12 years ago, our family was looking into adopting a dog.  We had previously lived with Golden Retrievers and loved the breed, so we thought we’d try to find one, and while we wanted a puppy, we also wanted to adopt a rescue dog from a shelter.  I spent a lot of time online […]


This past weekend, I happened upon Silas in the back yard, working as hard as his little shovel and four-year-old body would let him.  I asked what he was doing.  “Diggin’” was his reply.  I asked what he was digging for. “Treasures”.  Of course!  And on his way he went. I don’t know if his […]

What do May Showers Bring

Growing up,  I remember being told that April showers bring May flowers (what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims!).  But that was in a state a bit south of where we live these days.  And the April showers are more like April snows. The showers come in May (though some of the flowers do too. ) This […]

Making Way

I’ve been sewing a lot this week. Like, more than I have this whole year, a lot (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see a few hints of a little of what I’ve been making). And I’ve been loving every second of it. I’ve learned a few things while I’ve been at my task, […]

Going to the Fair

If you’ve never been to Maine, or to one of Maine’s fairs, you are missing a treat. There are two that we try to go to every year. One is the Blue Hill Fair (we missed it this year), and the other is the Common Ground Fair. The Common Ground Fair is held pretty close […]

Closing summer

Summer has been lingering long around these parts, though I’m not really complaining. The Littles still ask frequently if we can go to the beach, and it has certainly been hot enough, but I haven’t quite found the time (or energy or motivation) to get there, as Home has so many needs right now.  After […]