Wednesday, July 4, 2012

This is My Cathedral

Happy Independence Day!! 

I was sitting on the porch (my very favorite place in the world so far) this morning while the family was sleeping sipping my coffee and thinking how grateful I am for our blessings.

 My boy got home safely from camp.

My girl had fun with her friends at a sleepover and pool party. 

My man had the yard looking nice, and we had a beautiful day before us with no plans to go anywhere or do anything except a little reading, a little writing and maybe some fireworks and a movie later. 

Some other fun stuff that's been happening around here~~~

My friend Ursula and I have launched our website where we are collecting information on all kinds of creative classes in one spot for your searching pleasure  Come on over and have a look around, create an account so that you can make a favorites list and keep up with all your favorite classes and instructors.  We'll be doing a grand opening soon.  Make sure you have an account! You won't want to miss out!

Speaking of classes...I'm taking one by Mindy Lacefield called Paint Your Story.  I painted this first venture into the cool layers she makes.  I'm sure this is not finished.  I'm not sure when it'll be finished. I'm just grateful to have gotten to put paintbrush to canvas, something I had no confidence would happen at all this summer.

Other fun views from the porch:

Max practicing his lounging.

Ruby checking the aroma.
Texas Sage that will soon be filled with bees.

And now I'm going to go get the pork roast out of the crockpot.  This arranging of photos is driving me nuts. 

I'll plan to be back sooner next time.  Until then, may the good Lord continue to bless you...because when you are living in the land of the free and the home of the brave, you are already blessed far more than you could ever deserve. 

<3 Lori


  1. Amen to that last paragraph Lori!

  2. How fun! Thanks for the photo tour, love it!

  3. Wondering what you think of the course you're taking with Mindy?? Thanks so much for sharing your gratitudes. We should all take time to focus on twhat we have vs our wants

  4. Oh, I love this post, Lori! It's great to see your great place (looks peaceful and beautiful) and those sweet kitties too:) I can't believe how big they've gotten already. Is that your pool or was that taken somewhere else?

  5. What a wonderful place to spend time Lori. Love porch sitting. Maybe someday I'll get to come sit with you.

  6. Porches are on top of my favorite places too! Looks like you have a perfect one...

  7. I really liked your post. I really liked your art. Where have you been stuffing all ofmyourmtalent?

  8. I love my front porch, too, although it doesn't have the great character yours has! Thanks for sharing your special place and gratitude list with us. xo

  9. Just lovely! Like your new art. Your cats tickle my heart. Don't know that Texas sage, but it is lovely!

  10. What a peaceful post. I really enjoyed it, I'll be popping in more often. And, I'm going to start an account over at your new website creativeclearinghouse. Thanks so much for visiting my bunny burrow.

  11. DeLovely! I wanted to thank you for "Your Daily Truth" on Brave Girls. Brought grateful tears to my eyes. It's as if you wrote the first three paragraphs just for me. **blows kisses** Deborah


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