Home!

Hello, everyone!

I am home from vacation. I miss being on a beach all by ourselves, something that is common in the British Virgin Islands. Here is one morning – no one there but our family. (This is on Virgin Gorda. And the dark spots in the water? That is gorgeous reef that looks just like Nemo’s world.)

And, boy, do I have a lot to catch up on this week! I am starting to go through emails now. I will be back soon with all the winners from recent giveaways. See you soon…

Heading out

I am heading out on a long, much-needed family vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

We will do a lot of relaxing…

… and playing on a beach where we are the only ones there…

… and introduce the girls to some new favorite spots…

… and wait for Ken to pick us up on a boat… (I am happiest when on a boat.)

… and wonder who could possibly afford those giant yachts in the distance…

…and thank God for putting places like this on our earth…


(We took these photos a couple years ago at Marina Cay, Virgin Gorda and Saba Rock. Ken, Colin, my brother and I went on that trip since the girls were with their mom. But this time they get to go – YAY! – and we are bringing Kay’s friend, too.)

And before you think we spent a ton of money going to an expensive all-inclusive resort… that is so not the case. We find quiet treasures on quiet islands and experience the local life as much as we can. I would much rather live in my old, out-dated house and show my kids the world then have a fancy home. We want to see as much as I can of this awesome world that God gave us. :)

I have scheduled posts to go up while I am gone. And for all you fans of our dog, Roxie… she is in good hands here at our house with my parents. She will be severely spoiled by the time we get home.

See you soon!