Tuesday, December 13, 2016

~A Peek Into Our Week~

This was the sunrise outside of our little house the other day.  I can't wait until I have a screened in porch some day so I can just sit and sip my coffee and enjoy the beauty.
Here is Lauren getting ready for school.  It won't be long, she will have the down stairs bathroom to use.  

Speaking of the down stairs bath room, it is coming along nicely.  We need to finish the walls and the trim, paint and then hang the mirrors and decorate the bathroom.  Lauren and Megan will each have their own sink and mirror to put their makeup on.  To the left of the tub, Steven is going to make shelves to put towels and wash cloths on, and a hamper to put dirty clothing in.  This will really make our little house a bit more user friendly.  Two teenage girls and a Daddy who does a lot of sports makes it hard to get ready in the mornings with only one full bathroom.
These are the two wax melts I am melting right now.  I have the iced Lemon Sugar Cookies going in the living room and down in Megan's room, I have the Orange Buttercream Cupcake going.  They have a very similar smell.  They kind of smell like fruit loops.  I like them.  Not sure if you can still purchase the iced lemon sugar cookies, but I know for sure that my Walmart has the Orange Buttercream Cupcake still.  Out of the two, I prefer the Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies a bit more.  
I am enjoying my second cup of coffee this morning, as I'm writing this blog post.  Thinking of my wonderful family and how much I love them.  My niece Madison graduates soon from Dental Hygiene School and I could not be more proud of her.  I am just so blessed to have such a loving family, and though I don't see them as often as I would like, they are in my heart daily.  
My little washer and dryer are humming as they do our daily laundry.  I still remember when I used to have to go to the laundrymat back when Tristyn was a baby, and I still feel blessed to have my own wahser and dryer.  I truly think it is a blessing to not just have everything right away, because when you have to do with out, it truly makes you appreciate the things you have later in life.  We are far from rich, but I feel like we are so blessed to have a simple, beautiful life, and I would not trade it for all the riches in this world.
We have been so busy the past couple of weeks that I have not had a lot of down time.  Even the weekends have been pretty busy, so today I am taking some time to relax, aside from doing my daily house work.  I am in my comfy night gown.  My sister Lori bought me a night gown from LLBean and I love it so much, I have ordered two others.  I had not worn a night gown in years and forgot how much I love them.  I am the type of person that if I am home for a while and we don't have anyone over, I will put on my comfy PJ's in the middle of the day.  Well, I better finish my daily cleaning and then perhaps get a bit of reading done and enjoy my time off.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Hugs.  Juli


  1. Dear Juli ... I just love this posting. It is so peaceful, something to warm the heart on a chilly winters day. I love warm and cosy nightgowns. Your day sounds perfect to me. We do have so much to be thankful for. I love having quiet time to reflect on my many blessings. Hugs ♥ Teri

  2. Juli...
    We are so alike!
    I too love putting my jammies on in the early afternoon!
    I love my home and family...
    And like you, I enjoy caring for them.
    Your new bathroom sounds wonderful!
    Enjoy these wonderful, cozy days!