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Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Starry Sky Ranch
It's still one of those unusually vivid memories of mine. It was 1997 and I can recall exactly what the living room of the townhouse we were staying in looked like. It was colonial style with dark wood furniture and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
Our littles, as English as they can be this Easter. Images both from the garden at home and the dining room at Wimpole Estate. Not that anyone would have thought it was our dining room lol. It is a grand... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
"What do the scars of Christ teach us? They teach us that life is a struggle: that our condition of a final resurrection is the same as His; that unless there is a cross in our lives there will never... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
"I love the new paper dollies Aunt Amy painted for me best of anything!" - Little Men And these little girls love the paper dollies their big sister makes for them. They have been busy designing ball gowns and christening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
The call went out from the homeschool group on Friday morning to meet at the adventure forest. I hesitated for a split second thinking, wait. Obstacle courses, ziplines... maybe I should call Allen. Maybe we should go when I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
right now I am..... reading - The Help and loving it. watching - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and loved that too. Alot. going - to the vet. Alot too. Yorkie in the throes of an autoimmue crisis. Still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
It's funny because every day, every single day, for weeks I have thought of all sorts of things to write about - books we read, things we do, thoughts I think. By the end of the day however I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
My first thought was, is it really nuts to pay money to visit a farm? When we live on a farm? When we have lived on farms? My second thought was no. The British concept of farm as attraction is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
The rug, the Beacon blanket, the redwork pillow, oh my!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2014 on snow days at a gypsy caravan
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"and pretty maids all in a row" Miss you!
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"We have some good players on the team this year but what we really need is a leader. We are looking to Brendan for that." This was what his coach had to say. Brendan is smaller than everyone else on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
For real that is where we were this weekend. The girls and I grabbed the leashes and headed down to the trail late afternoon. The woods are coming alive again. They have not completely thrown off winter as you can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Was going to post a menu with recipes but then, remembered whose life I have lol. So maybe some pretty pancakes instead? We made up a bag of potatoes from the farm the night before and used the leftovers to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
This week saw the last hurrah for the daffodils. The plum trees are covered in white blossoms and the horses are beginning to venture out without their blankets. The sun has been out more often than not and the temps... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
I picked up this necklace from a local vintage shopkeeper thinking I would wear it to the wedding last month. It didn't end up matching the dress but I have had it sitting out since anyway. Makes me really happy.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl Grateful for: Sunshine A dryer that chimes a whole tune when it finishes a load A Yorkie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Johnny Cash is ringing in my head lately. "I've been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere." I haven't actually been everywhere. It just felt that way some days. We got word that last week in the States that my husband needed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
“It is true that all men are created in the image of God, but Christians are supposed to be conscious of that fact, and being conscious of it should recognize the importance of living artistically, aesthetically, and creatively, as creative... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
What you may ask is the sure sign spring has come? Nope, it isn't flowers or temperatures. It's the end of indoor sports. I admit I am not happy about this. If it was up to me we'd play basketball... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
A post Christmas gift to our Inklings. Road tripping to Oxford. Magdalen College. Old books. Dinner at Eagle and Child. Oxford is not to be missed. You can keep London. I am still not sold. <g> But this. THIS was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Home. It is where I woke up the other morning after many weeks on the road and in the air and otherwise away. I woke with a gasp that dark morning. It was not yet dawn and my jet-lagged body... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch