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We L I V E on our porch. It’s here, we watch the rain showers + thunderstorms come + go, the sun rise + set. When the weather is nice in the morning + even when it is raining, we all head outside for breakfast + our first cup of coffee together with a sleepy side of smiles + chuckles.  At days end we find ourselves ‘noshing al fresco again as we tie up loose ends + together we discuss the scenes of the day as we begin to quiet our minds. It’s from the porch that the girls + I wave bye-bye, hello-again + last minute I love you-s as “dada” heads to work.

It’s football we’re watching in the fall + in the summer, we catch cat naps at night under the fans while taking in as many innings as we can muster. We keep our senses primed while we watch the edge of the lawn for flicks of fireflies at dusk, listen as hushed herds of deer tiptoe through the grass + shrill songbirds sing their happy tunes amongst the trees. We smell the change of seasons in the air while we feel those occasional breezes off the nearby Chattahoochee, all while watching the kiddos play + pines trees sway. We cry, we dance, we laugh, we sing + we talk, oh do we talk- and nothing is off limits… faith, politics + money too, because people who speak openly together stay together.

On the porch, we savor good food, fellowship + each other. Our hearts swell with gratitude for the blessings we’ve been given here + now + the charge to be gracious stewards of these gifts with anyone who would come join us. We survive + thrive, we fall down, we recharge + we get back up again.

We celebrate life on this porch + would love to have you stop by to sit for a spell, get cozy + have some fun! Our porch is always open + the invitation forever stands. So grab a blanket, take a seat + settle in! We are elated that you mosied over this way.

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porches + pillow fights is about living all of life with the same je ne sais quoi attained from spending time on the porch.  How a simple step outside carries with it the potential to vastly change our perspective, our mood, our day + in turn our lives, accompanied by “pillow fights” because who doesn’t love a good pillow fight?! Truly, it calls to mind the many simplicities every day life has to offer that are in no way small, because it is while we enjoy the seemingly mundane little things like a little snow, stove top hot cocoa, an afternoon coffee or for my daughters cake pops, a random dance party in barefeet or a silly laughing fit– these are the moments that have the ability to elevate an ordinary day into some of our most vivid memories and in turn our lives become richer and happier. There are many such tiny treasures in each + every day we are given + I remember so many of them from my own childhood- many of which I enjoyed on a porch. Swinging on Aunt Ann’s comes to mind, immediately!

It is my sincere hope that here on our porch, you + I might share a little bit of what makes all of our lives so enjoyable, whether sunny days or stormy ones, days that teem with blessings to days we have trouble seeing even one silver lining. I look forward to giving you a peek from our porch + as well as a few views beyond.

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