Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Essential oils

Hello, again! I know that I have moved on from here over to my new blog, Ripples of Grace, but I thought I'd better post here too in case some of you are still hanging out at the Little House.
My mom and I recently started using essential oils from a company called doTERRA. We have been really blessed by the benefits these oils have brought to our home and health. And we would love for you to experience the same!
We'd love to have you join us over at our blog Essential Wellness to learn more about doTERRA essential oils, get healthy living tips, recipes and more!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Moving On...

As I mentioned in my previous post, we are now residing in Colorado and it's time to move on from this blog. I am planning on continuing in the blog world though, so this isn't good-bye. 
But I do want to take a moment and say thank you to all who have followed me here on Little House in Hillsboro. Your comments and your presence here have been an encouragement to me and I appreciate you!
My new blog, Ripples of Grace, is up and running and I hope you will join me over there as I continue to share about my family and my faith and anything else that comes to mind. It is my hope for it to be a place to reflect on the abundant grace and blessings that God pours out on us.
Thank you again and I hope to see you soon!!!


"From His abundance we have all received, grace upon grace." John 1:16

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Family Pic December 2012...on the steps of our new, Colorado home!
Happy New Year, everyone! It has been waaaaaay too long since I have been on here and for that I am sorry! I do hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 
We have had quite the adventure and changes in our life since I last posted on here. The biggest one being that I am no longer writing from our little house in Hillsboro. Yes, we picked up and moved to Colorado the end of October. So, really I do have a good excuse for not writing. *smile* Organizing, packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, holidays and more have taken up most of my time lately.
Moving to Colorado has been something we have wanted to do for a long time and this past Fall the pieces all started coming together. When the timing is right, it's amazing to see how things happen! God is good! No, God is GREAT!!!
Because of the real estate market we could not sell our house in Oregon, but God opened the doors for some friends of ours to be able to rent it. One major thing checked off the list. Then one of my best friends and her husband here in Colorado graciously let us stay with them in their large home until we could find a place to rent out here. Even that didn't take long as the Lord again opened a door to a very nice (and HUGE!) home with a sweet landlady. (No more "little" house...the blog is going to need some revamping...sometimes a fresh start is good though. More on that to come soon!)
I am feeling SO blessed!!! And it is so wonderful to be back in Colorado!!! I was born here in the Denver area. So, yes, I've wanted to come back for a LONG time. Thankfully my hubby has also fallen in love with Colorado over the course of our marriage and the times he has been out here. He might even be more excited than I am to be here!
We drive around the corner in our neighborhood and we can see the mountains. It's only an hour for us to drive to actually be IN the mountains. The sun shines almost every single day. The kids are loving it here and have been making new friends. Life is good!!!
The next step will be to find some property so we can start building our dream of country living. But I know that will come in time! We have already done so much in the past few months! And it is exciting to see where we will go and what we will do in the new year!!!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future!" Jeremiah 29:11

This is my prayer for my family and for you in this new year...that we will have the faith to seek and trust the Lord's plans for our matter what that may be!! We serve an awesome God and the things He has in store for us are beyond our comprehension!!