Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This week.... :)

My sweet mama came to town!!
Oh I love when she's here.
We laugh till we can't breathe.

We cook like crazy.
And my mama loves her some guac!
So Ryne hiked it up the tree in Rio's back yard
and got her some avocados:)
under the very helpful direction of the gang
of pointers on the ground.

Check out the bounty!
I still find it amazing that avocados are so abundant here.

I love morning talks over coffee with my mama, sharing our hopes and dreams.
My latest? I've got houses on the brain. 
Like crazy.
While I sooo appreciate the place we're living in, my heart longs
for a little yard for my little bully.
And ok, I'll be honest, for me!! And for the hubby!!
Just a space to sit in and admire the plants and flowers
that I never imagined in my life I could grow in AZ.

Just feast  your eyes on this adorableness that just hit the 
rental market!!
It has happiness written ALL over it huh??
We went and walked it and....oh boy.
Mama wants.
Like really bad. 

We turned in all our paperwork and are praying like the dickens.

This little place brings to mind this song I grew up singing in church.
If you've spent any amount of time with an old hymnal, then you can
sing this with me....

I'm satisfied with just a cottage below
A little silver and a little gold
But in that city, where the ransomed will shine
I want a gold one that's silver lined

I've got a mansion just over the hilltop
In that bright land where we'll never grow old
And some day yonder we will nevermore wander
But walk on streets that are purest gold


  1. I hope you get that little cottage Dorie! Just imagine what you could do to it. Then you and your mama could laugh in the pretty yard. :)

  2. Ohhhhhhhh........ahhhhhhhhh.........

    that cottage whispers to me, too. how perfect...pink roses and a picket fence...and white.

    i hope you get it!

    your mama is sooooo cute!

  3. I can't tell you how much I look forward to your blog each week. I love seeing all the things you and your talented family are up too. Will send good thoughts that you get your sweet house and yard.

  4. I loooooove that song. :D And if the owners of that little cottage are smart, they will snatch renters like you up!!!

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  6. Thanks for the beautiful memories of singing "Mansion Over the Hilltop" during my childhood too! Always love what you share:) We're "neighbors" - I live in Lompoc!

  7. I love that you and your sweet Momma have so much fun together. And I love that song, which I have not thought of in years. I sang it as I read the words! Thanks.

  8. Fingers crossed for you and your future possible rental. All those avocados screamed cha ching for me here in VA. At a dollar or more a piece he picked yall a gold mine!

  9. Oh I just love that hymn! I am hoping that dreamy cottage becomes yours!

  10. Oh my goodness! That song reminds me of my mother! She sings cute old-timey songs like that! What a dear little cottage too! I learned a new architecture term lately. "Jerkinhead" as in, that rental cottage has a Jerkinhead roof! Am it the only one that didn't know that term? It refers to the down-turned gable in front.
    I hope you get it so that we can share in all of the decorating fun!