Home Tour

We have now been in our home for eight years. It’s hard to believe it has been that long, already! We had originally only thought we would be here for a few years, but even with its quirks, the house has grown on us. So, since this is long overdue, an updated home tour. I’m […]

My husband has declared war on the lawn. This spring has marked the beginning of our fifth year in this house. Our yard was lacking when we moved in – leaves covered most of it for probably too long, killing what grass that we did have. So that first year, once we finally uncovered the […]

progress. (?)

A few photos of our recent painting updates. I started revamping our hallway a long time back…painting out the trim and doors and painting the walls. I didn’t like the deep gray that we had alongside our red/orange dining room wall color, so I’ve been in-search of a replacement. (I’m not kidding you, I have […]


We are leaving in less than a month. It doesn’t seem so close, but the day is inching closer and closer. It will be nice to see my husband’s parents and family. We last visited Nepal in the fall of 2011. I remember coming home and our house seeming to be so huge. We Americans […]

mayors of this block.

I’m not sure if I’ve told you, yet, about the story of our house. The one before we bought it. We were fortunate enough to find out, at least somewhat. Our neighborhood was founded by airport employees back in the day, prior to the city being incorporated. Our home was built in 1966 and the […]

so long.

I haven’t written in a while. I don’t like to do that. I can’t tell you how many times I have come to a blank screen and thought, “Well, I’m here…now what.” How much of real life can go onto a blog. At what point does it become over sharing. I saw a YouTube video […]

just like that.

On days like this, I need to remind myself to breathe. Remind myself that things could always be worse. Remind myself to count my blessings, rather than my hurts. It would have been my cousin Chad’s birthday, today. He passed away a few months ago. I think of him every single day. I like to […]

I am ninety-nine percent positive that the red house will be going up for sale. That would be three houses for sale within the span of a half block – and are all surrounding the house where the people store junk in the front yard and the lawn has gone to weeds. I came to […]