Sunday, January 20, 2013


Hello sweet readers!   (And welcome to new following friends!)

I'm alive. Drowning. But alive.

Three kids. Three weeks. Three different versions of the stomach flu.

And yet, I've sort of enjoyed the "down time" if you will...

...the cancellation of after-school activities (even church-related) so that little ones who are sick do not have to endure car trips for siblings, and mama doesn't have to risk freshly cleaned car upholstery *ahem*.

We've even had the childrens' classmates cancelling parties because their own kiddos have come down with this.

Seems no one is immune. I'm just grateful it's stomach flu and not influenza of the respiratory variety!

In the meantime, I've been reading and pinning and having lots of time to think and pray, ponder, and play with my littles.

Will be back soon to share some delicious "warm-you-up-inside" soup recipes as well as show you some new-to-me furniture purchases that combine vintage with a touch of modern.

Happy Sunday!

Blessings, Valerie

"Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love."
~Mother Teresa~



  1. Hope everyone is feeling a-okay now. Looking forward to your soup recipes.

  2. Praying you are all on the mend soon! Miss you! : )

  3. Hope you are all well soon!
    Thank you for your kind words! I am nervous about opening a shop but trusting Him.
    Looking forward to seeing those new pieces!

  4. take care of yourselves (sounds as though you are!!) we've seen lots of the flu going around here too. Fortunately not in our house but Flower was sick with a virus for a week, and some of her cousins have the flu.

  5. Wishing you all get better soon, I love that quote.

  6. Sorry to hear that "the bug" has hit your house! Yucky.

    School is going well. Sounds like you
    found a great way to help Ben.

    Hope you and the kids can help with
    the Valentine card shower. Come by tomorrow for the details.

    M :)

  7. Hang in there! Those down times are sometimes the medicine that nurse mama needs :)

  8. Our family has been sick as well. Sinus infections and a flu bug have made it around our house. It has been a long start to the New Year.
    I pray you all are feeling better soon.

  9. Oh my Valerie, that's a lot of sickness you've been dealing with! Praying that you and your hubby remained healthy!

  10. Awwwww, hope everyone is feeling better soon!!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."