Don’t Let Me Blow Away Mommy!

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The wind was whipping around us as we were spinning and twirling through the yard. Arms spread out, we laughed as dizziness set in before we tumbled into the lawn chair together. She wrapped her little arms around my neck, snuggled in tight and said, "Don't let me blow away mommy!" It was one of those moments in life where you wish you could … [Read more...]


Romans 15

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The Closet Project…a special Simply Sunday

Kelli The Closet Project

  Hi friends! It is so nice to "meet" you! I am so appreciative of Heather and Vanessa letting me take over their lovely blog for a moment! I asked them to let me share with you a project that I believe has great potential - but let me share a little about myself first! I'm Kelli and this is  my hubby. We've been married 11 years and … [Read more...]

A Season of Giving ~ We’re on the Thrive Team!


We're entering into a season of Giving. A time for celebration and sharing. And here, At the Picket Fence, we want to let you know about our latest collaboration. Perhaps our most meaningful to date. We were thrilled and honored to be asked by our dear friend Susan from the blog From My Place to Yours to be among the charter members of the … [Read more...]

Pure Joy~Simply Sunday Thanksgiving Series


I was so honored recently to be apart of an amazing series called "Attitude of Gratitude" from Kristin at Simply Klassic Home. With 12 different bloggers involved, this was a wonderful way to lead up to Thanksgiving and be reminded of all we have to be thankful for. I would encourage you to head over there and read them all as I know they will … [Read more...]

Simply Sunday Thanksgiving Week 2


  Learn to appreciate difficult days.     Be stimulated by the challenges you encounter along your way. As you journey through rough terrain with Me, gain confidence from your knowledge that together we can handle anything.       This knowledge is comprised of three parts: your relationship … [Read more...]

A Simply Sunday Thanksgiving Series


As we enter a new season, we want to take a moment to pause reflect offer thanks share from our hearts hear from yours Each Sunday in November, we will give you the opportunity to tell us what you are thankful for. And, we also want to know how we can be praying for you. Our hearts are full as we think about all we have to be thankful … [Read more...]

Create In Me A Clean Heart…

(A post from the past)The other day I was standing in my guest bathroom, looking for fine lines and wrinkles  primping in front of the mirror, when I looked down at the sink and saw it.I had to glance a little closer.  Was that REALLY a ring of grime around the faucet?  Really?! After I had threatened them within an inch of their lives asked so … [Read more...]

Blue Skies, Birthdays and Brenna…Simply Sunday

Blogging is such a strange and wonderful world. You get to form bonds with people you've never met. And you know you may never meet them! You connect with each other, feel each other's pain, joy, heartache, success. You hear their hearts in the words they write and you find yourself inspired to dig deeper in your own your own faith.This … [Read more...]

The Treasure Drawer

*A Post from the Past*I was on a mission.My husband had taken the kids on a walk and I had a few minutes to race through the house cleaning and picking up all of the items which seemed to cover every square inch of floor.I became a veritable “Mommy Tornado”!Nothing was safe as I worked my way up the stairs and followed the trail of Legos leading to … [Read more...]