This my youngest son and I sitting on the front steps of our home on a very mild day this winter. We moved into our home one year ago, and after many moves (14) I have tired of starting over. It takes me so long to settle in – and it’s hard work. This picture reminds me to keep going because it was taken after we had just served hot cocoa to my oldest son’s entire freshman geography class on our front lawn. This represents a piece of what I want our home to be; a place that is full of life and draws people in. We’re just beginning to thaw out from the long winter here. The snow is melting, the neighborhood is coming alive again and I think I’m feeling a bit rejuvenated too!