“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


  • Room With a View

    Ice and Snow Brought Out the Birds

    Our weekend was bracketed with snow and ice, which kept the family immobile for much of what turned out to be a four-day mini indoor stay-cation. Although I was pretty much climbing the walls with my nine-year-old son by yesterday, there were a few bright spots to our confinement. This is where I shamelessly brag about my Kansas City Chiefs winning the AFC Championship Sunday. They are Super Bowl bound for the first time in 50 years and it has been so exciting to watch the journey. Other than Sunday, which was all about football, we did while away several moments of our days watching the plethora of birds flocking…

  • December Saturday
    Room With a View

    A Snowy December Saturday

    Our Christmas light looking was cut short last night due to the icy roads and we begged out of our friends annual Christmas party across town tonight due to snow, but all-in-all it was a beautiful day (especially since we hardly left the house). Between reading a new book, picking up the house a bit and snagging a nice long nap, I did manage to point my camera here and there. So as the day is winding down and my son is watching Merry Madagascar, I thought I would show you a few photos from our slow December Saturday (a bonus that rarely happens so close to Christmas). Thankfully my husband loaded up the bird feeders this week before…

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    This & That

    The Bats are Back

    When we first moved into our home four years ago we used to spy a few bats feasting in our backyard on a fairly regular basis, but somewhere along the way they seemed to move on to better living spaces or tastier places. This made me sad long before the rise of the Zika virus and the new suburban bat lovers who are suddenly embracing these mosquito-eating machines. So imagine my delight this week when I stepped out onto the deck and spied two bats speeding back and forth across our backyard with seemingly ravenous appetites. Maybe it was just coincidence, but this mosquito-magnet of a girl didn’t get a single bug bite while…

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