I am a great appreciater of old things–whether it’s old towns, old buildings, old roads or old belongings.

There is something about the air I breathe when I walk into a 150-year old church that I just can’t smell anywhere else. There is something so sweet about stepping on an often-trod wooden floor and hearing the squeak that has accompanied a thousand footfalls throughout a dozen generations.

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Old Towns

August 28, 2015 — 17 Comments

I’m taking it a little easy today. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on here yet, but I was diagnosed with a C Diff infection a week ago, after just having gone through two weeks of antibiotics for my other infection.

Every day has pretty much been a struggle with feeling bad. In fact, I did stay home a couple of days but was back at work on Tuesday and happened to walk into one of the other offices before heading home for the day. The bookkeeper who was sitting in there took one look at my face and said, “I am driving you home. You don’t need to be driving and you need to go bed right now.”

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Teen-less

August 23, 2015 — 29 Comments

As of yesterday morning, the Smith house has officially entered into a permanent teen-less state because 

Sarah Elizabeth Smith turned twenty years old!

I know. I can’t believe it either.

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Same Love

August 20, 2015 — 26 Comments

This is the last batch of photos from our trip to Florida for Madison’s birth.

Leaving the hospital one day, I captured these pictures of Nathan, Noah and Mr. Bear. (If Mr. Bear has an official Noah-bestowed name, I don’t know what it is.)

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Along The High Road

August 17, 2015 — 22 Comments

Well, this young lady just left for her first day of her sophomore year in college. She is looking forward to this year!

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Three Years Ago Today

August 15, 2015 — 21 Comments

It just hit me that our buddy, Snowy, died three years ago today. I re-read the post below which talks about the smiles and tears of his last day and I gave thanks for our little buddy all over again. He was our beloved rapscallion, all sass and bluster, where Summer is our genteel Southern lady, all snuggles and sweetness.  (As you can tell by this napping picture.)
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Health News. Nostalgia.

August 14, 2015 — 22 Comments

Health News

Yesterday, Sarah called the doctor who did her colonoscopy report and got the good news: the biopsy came back normal!

Even though we had every hope that it would come back that way, we have been on the cancer road long enough to know that nasty surprises can crop up when least expected. We are very, very thankful. And better yet, Sarah won’t need another colonoscopy for three more years. (I’m sure she will be one of a very few 23-year olds who has three colonoscopies in her medical history.)

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Sermon on a Stump

August 11, 2015 — 27 Comments

He was just sitting there.

On a stump.

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