The often mundane and infrequently exciting adventures of a Mom who came Joyfully sauntering back home to The Church. Her unique and wonderful, Baptist Husband who sped past her on his way to Catholicism, their 8 Hooligans and 1 perfect Grandson.
Monday, May 17, 2010
My Happy Place!
I love this picture for so many reasons! 1. Because it shows my 2 eldest children as they were 20 years ago. 2. It has my friend Krista's 2 girls in it, now grown and beautiful young women. 3. Because it was Grandma and Grandpa's cabin at Priest Lake. So many times I would pack up the kids, some PB & J and Hot Dogs and we would live life at the lake. That cabin was my sanity and safe haven during the demise of my 1st marriage in 1989/90. It was the one "home" that was consistent during my late childhood and adoloescence. It broke my heart when my parents sold it. I still cannot get enough of Priest Lake. I live as close as possible making sure Jim has a reasonable commute. In the Summer and Fall I often take off and make the hour drive to have some solitude. The lake is still my happy place. Jim proposed to me there. We camp there as often as possible. Our kids learned to fish and swim there. It truly is my "Happy Place". If I disappear this summer, you will know where to find me!
Middle Aged Homeschooling, Homemaking Rural Mom to 8 and Grandma to 1. Married to a very "special" guy. He is my best friend and I thank God for him every day. He keeps me outside of my shell and shows me the beauty of this world. I can be such a nudge!
I love my Heavenly Father, my Catholic Faith, my amazing Hubby, my 8 wild children and 1 grandson. I have a heart for Priests. All they do, and all they willingly gave up for our Lord. What would we do without them!
We live on a few acres in rural NE WA State. The country life is wonderful, dusty, messy and fun! I am blessed!