Friday, October 25, 2013

From my Front Porch ~ October 25, 2013

from my front porch

Welcome back to my weekly series, From my Front Porch, where I share updates from my home and family. My hope is that you'll fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea and imagine us sitting together on my front porch, chatting about life and catching up on the latest news!  I hope you'll join me each Friday on My Front Porch!  

Around the House

We are still on the house tour here!  Today I am taking you into the girls' room -- this is the special abode of Hannah (16) and Bethany (9).  

Amazingly, this room was already painted the perfect color for their blue comforters and white furniture when we moved in!  :)

As you'll see, Hannah is very creative and artsy, and likes putting cute touches of her personality all around her room!

Next door to Hannah's room is the girls' bathroom. This is an amazing bathroom to begin with, and the girls have really made it adorable with their girly decor. 

Next up: the boys' bedroom!  Only the brave need to bother coming back next week for those pictures!  ;)

Family News

We've finally had some truly Chilly mornings . . .  and Tiffany and Hannah love having their quiet times on the front porch all snuggled up in blankets and sipping their coffee!  :)

Perhaps if you are from the north or midwest, you don't understand our fascination with chilly mornings!  But, around here we cherish these opportunities to actually need to wear sweatshirts, snuggle in blankets, and warm our hands on a mug of hot coffee!  :)  

Not that we wish for this kind of weather, by any means:

We just long for those perfectly crisp autumn days, that arrive several weeks later here in the hot and sunny southeast!  Today should be perfect -- high 67 degrees F; low 48 degrees F!  Which means this evening will be perfect for a bonfire in our new fire pit!  :)


In other news, it's exciting to see the Red Sox in the World Series, after getting to see them play in Boston!  You can read about that HERE, if you missed it. Also, in that post, I mentioned getting to do something else on my husband's bucket list while we were in Boston.

He has a goal of going to all the presidential libraries.  While in Boston, we went to the Kennedy Library and Museum. It was extremely interesting and enjoyable!  I was impressed by how educated and intelligent JFK was.  Observing the vocabulary he used in his speeches and in his writings confirmed the general dumbing down of America that I've been reading about for many years.  I think most of our current government leaders would have to get out a dictionary to understand some of the words he used quite comfortably!

Like the rest of America, I've always been fascinated by the beauty and charm of Kennedy's beautiful wife, Jackie.  In  many ways, she is the epitome of a perfect First Lady with her natural elegance and class and ability to be a gracious hostess.  As I read about her in the various exhibits, this is what really impressed me -- while she was extremely intelligent and talented, she said that her most important role and number one goal was that of creating a loving home and sense of normal family life for her family while living in the White House.  I love that her husband and children were her priority!!  That is something I'd love to see in every house across America! 

Thanks for stopping by my front porch for a visit! I'd love for you to take a moment to "sign my guest book" (leave a comment!)  ;)  Also, if you have time, please drop by and visit with my dear friend, Lori. She blogs from the front porch of her cozy little log cabin nestled in the woods of the South Carolina mountains.  You will enjoy her warm and witty writing style!  Tell her that Elizabeth sent you!  :)

Please join me again next Friday on my front porch!!

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