Hello from England!

Welcome to my blog!
We are a christian family living in the Sunshine state (before that we spent four years in England and two years in Turkey).

My posts are of everyday life and my love of crafting. I hope to inspire you in some way to share your talents too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment.
Cheers and God's blessings to you and yours!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A fog...

We arrived safely back in England after a wonderful 4 weeks stateside.  I have lots of photographs to remind me of the precious moments I had with family and friends.  The only thing missing, of course, was my husband who is deployed.

Now I have the battle of fighting jet lag.  I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived that we had no trouble at all adjusting.  It was going "back to the future" that the kids and I have been struggling with.  Today is Saturday, and I'm doing better now than when we arrived Tuesday.  It didn't help that it took us 24+ hours to make it home.  Or the fact that I didn't sleep well the weekend before flying out (couldn't shut my mind off of my "to-do list").  It is hard to function on 3 hours of sleep in almost 2 days!  I fall asleep relatively quickly, it's the waking up that's taking a toll.  I feel like I'm foggy...like I have a terrible head cold but my sinuses are fine.  The fog lasts a good hour before I can really get going.  I'm just glad we still have time to relax before school starts end of August.

We enjoyed the 4th of July at my sister's home:

And I found a Taco Tico!

The morning after we arrived home on the sleeper sofa 
(even the dog had problems finding energy!)

Here's a sunset from 30,000+ feet in the air,
greeting the sunrise in England.

The next card club is August 6th...after I put away all my purchases (of course I bought craft supplies), I'll start crafting again.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

AAAHHH, Kansas!

The kids and I are having a wonderful visit with family and friends in Kansas.  We've hit up the malls, toy stores, restaurants...I'm pretty sure the 5 pounds I lost have quickly found their way back to my waistline!

I grew up in Kansas, and have such a sense of peace when I see a Kansas sunset and look out across the farmland with the breeze blowing in the wheat fields.  It really warms my soul and I find myself continuously smiling!

I planned ahead before leaving England.  I knew I'd miss going to card club, but made my project and dropped it off with a friend.

Here's the project below - little notecards.  It's a "family" theme, and the tree with a heart represents my love of family living in Kansas.

Thanks for stopping by!  Sorry the second photo is sideways...I had difficulty and not a great internet connection.  Decided it was time to give up and go to bed!