Tuesday, July 10, 2012

We've Landed

No, we haven't fallen off the face of the earth, though it feels a bit like it in some ways.  It's been a week now since we landed in this quiet little town.  Given all that has happened in the last seven days, that's hard to believe. 

It has been a whirlwind - a whirlwind of popcorn ceiling crud, wallpaper strips, crumbling plaster, shaggy carpet and linoleum.  Not at all in that order, but rather in every combination of disorder we could manage.

Do not be deceived, my friends, all may look serene in the picture below, but inside is something quite akin to chaos.

But it is our chaos, our home.  And we are whole, and healthy.  And albeit a little unsettled-feeling and a bit harried, we are managing some happiness, too.

I'll share about what's been going on inside of the house later this week, but just wanted to check in quick-quick like and let you know we're still kicking. ; )

with love,



  1. What a beautiful looking home and yes, it does look so serene. Oh well, have a happy chaos!

  2. i've been wondering about you! welcome HOME! can't wait to see what you're doing in there! :)

  3. What a beauty she is!!! "Home Sweet Home"... and I'm sure the "Chaos" will soon be a distant memory!!! Congratulations... and can't wait to see what you are planning for the inside!!!!!

  4. Iowa is a beautiful place to live, I miss it dearly.

  5. i was just thinking about you yesterday.
    so glad that you made it!
    looking forward to seeing all the beauty you will create.

  6. Ah! Sweet friend!!! I was so happy to see this post this morning. I've been thinking about you so much and praying for you; I'm glad to know that you're still alive. ;-) What a move it must have been! Your home truly does look lovely on the outside, and I know the inside is filled with lovely people and belongings. I'm sure your creative juices are spinning around and can hardly wait to spill over into making the spaces more lovely. Those trees are gorgeous in your pics!! Well, take care and give hugs to all the littles for us! :-)
    love you!

  7. it looks lovely, Cailan! Those huge trees are just delightFULL! You've been in our thoughts and prayers so much. You're loved sweet friend!

  8. Cailan, so glad to hear y'all are in and hard at work. How did potty-training go in the chaos of the move? I hope there is success to report! Cannot wait to see what you are up to.
    May this be a home filled with love and joy always.

  9. Yay. I was beginning to wonder.... Take it easy and enjoy what you can!

  10. Yeah! You made it! :) It is really fun to see these new pictures - everything is so green and beautiful.

  11. I agree with everyone else. Your home and yard are even more lovely than I had realized and I am looking so forward to seeing all of the wonderful work that you have been doing.


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