And… We’re Back!

The blog took an accidental sabbatical for the last two months… wow two months.  Time flies when you’re having fun.  I say accidental because I accidentally broke it.  When we found the time to figure out what was wrong and fix it; we lost a lot which had to be recreated.   On the bright side, the blog received a much needed face lift.

A lot has happened over the last two months.

I had the most encouraging birthday that I can remember.  It was filled with my family, friends, delicious food, bright smiles, warm hugs, warm fire, vivacious laughter, and edifying words.

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Came home to flowers & candy from hubster and encouraging verses from my friends!

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pizza, frito chili pie, spice cake, smores, friends, and an awesome new measuring cup!

We celebrated having Izzy Pup in our lives for two years!  This spoiled dog… she’s basically our kid.

When we got her she was the size of Will's foot... now look at her sitting there at the Bluegrass Barkery!

When we got her she was the size of Will’s foot… now look at her sitting there at the Bluegrass Barkery!

We got the  chance to go hiking at Red River Gorge in all the brilliant golden light of Fall.

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We were blessed by the generosity of one of my bosses’ who let us use his cabin in Tennessee for a relaxing weekend get away!

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The little sister had her Sweet 16!   That’s a big deal!  It’s thrilling to watch her grow into a wise, vivacious young woman.

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I have seen God move in so many ways in our lives and our family and friends’ lives… not the least of which is Will getting promoted to flooring Department head at Home Depot!  I am blessed to have such a hardworking, conscientious man to do life with.

Bacon wrapped filet mignon, sauteed sweet potatoes with bacon, and bacon wrapped brussels sprouts to thank him for bringing home the bacon!

Bacon wrapped filet mignon, sauteed sweet potatoes with bacon, and bacon wrapped brussels sprouts to thank him for bringing home the bacon!

That’s probably enough of a recap.  For a look to what’s ahead:

  • Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie (totally from scratch)
  • Candied Pecans
  • DIY Christmas Decorations

Before I signoff this welcome back post I will leave you with one of the verses that Will and I aspire to embody in our marriage – Hebrews 10:24.

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  • glad you’re back and loving the ‘facelift!’ looks like a marvelous birthday was also had along with some fall activities and congrats to your hubby on the promotion!

    • Thanks Chelsea! It’s been a great fall! Crazy to think that winter is knocking on the door already!
      I enjoyed your trip to China! I love China… been there 3 times; it’s actually where the hubster and I met. =)

      • thanks for following along! we had a fantastic time and i can totally see why you like china…love that you met there! it was so different compared to the US so it was fun to be immersed in a new culture