After a whirlwind week of meeting so many new friends on Xanga I thought I should use my manners and properly introduce myself; tell you a little about me.
This is my husband. My high school sweetheart. His father married us on a perfect day in June, back when I was a 22-year-old slip of a girl (but that is a story for another day). He sings hymns at the top of his lungs, he is fiercely loyal, and he makes beautiful babies.
These are the faces I wake up to every morning. What can I say about motherhood? It has made me strong. Stronger than I ever thought I could be. It has also made me vulnerable in a way that sometimes overwhelms me. It has forced me to come face to face with my weaknesses and failings. It has made the world around me a brighter and better place.
This is our home. We bought this double-wide trailer and 3 acres of dirt almost 2 years ago. We signed the papers in the hospital the day after I gave birth to Eliza. It needs a little work.. okay a lot of work. But we are having fun, playing in the dirt, building memories~
I collect cake plates. All kinds. If there’s a more frivolous thing to collect, I don’t know what it would be
I love daffodils, and getting my hands dirty. I’m a doer. I am most happy when my hands are busy. Give me a task, give me a chore, but don’t ask me to sit around twiddling my thumbs.
The name of my blog, inanorchard, was chosen when I first started blogging and we lived in our little house in the peach orchard. I love this house. So many precious memories.
Bringing Jude home from the hospital on the first warm day in May, and 20 months later (on a cold raining day in December) we brought Gideon home too.
Once upon a time I was a preschool teacher and then a nanny, but now I stay at home with the children, and I feel tremendously blessed to be with them each day. My blog is really quite simple. Just the everyday hum of our little world. Recording all the things I don’t want to forget, celebrating milestones and small victories, and occasionally I share some of my own projects. So there you have it… that’s me in a nutshell… a little look into my world.