Monday, July 28, 2014

Celebrating 10 Years of Home Ownership

On my list of "I Wish" should be pictures of our family and house each year.
 
 
I have the first and somewhere are some random others.
 
 
But more important than a photo is the storehouse of memories contained in these walls.
 
 
 
 
It may not be my "dream house" but it is my dream come true: a home full of the people I love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's to ten more years of memories!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pioneering Days

Nestled in the rolling hills of southwest Virginia lay a cluster of cabins.
 
 
 
 
Through my high school years, I worked here on the weekends, and in college, I returned for the summer.  I can guarantee that it never crossed my mind that I would be bringing my own children to Pioneer Camp (though I do clearly remember being grilled about my relationship with Doug).
 
 
 
Andrew and Stephen were the only ones old enough to attend, but the rest of us joined for the end-of-the-week activities, and Jonathan and Josie jumped into the Virginia Reel.
 
 
 
Matthew made friends, and I think they just might be making plans for camp in a couple of years.