Welcome home!

It’s always nice to be missed when you’ve been away from home for a few days. When I walked in the door yesterday morning after being at the Heart of American Christian Writers Network Conference in Kansas City, this is what greeted me:
Isn’t that great? Isabelle and Jocelyn were busy little beavers, creating all kinds of pictures to surprise me – Ariel, rainbows, peacocks, more Ariel, and many abstract drawings. I loved coming home to such a sweet display of love.
Another busy beaver was my husband. He completely remodeled the kitchen countertops as a birthday present for me! I can’t believe did all that work in 3 days. It’s like having a new kitchen, which you know is a big deal to me! The kitchen is my favorite room in the house. Take a look at the before and after photos so you can appreciate all the hard work he put into this project.
A shot of the whole family in my “new” kitchen
Now that I’m home, though, it’s back to work. Back to writing…and rewriting, cooking up new recipes, and posting on the blog. The conference was such a blessing and a much-needed getaway, and now I’m refreshed, recharged, ready to get after it! But, before I get too excited, I have to go to the grocery store first….uuugh.


  1. Yea! Such beautiful art AND countertops! Isn’t it great to be married to a handy-man? I was thinking, maybe you could write your grocery (and new countertop?) expenses off as a business expense…

  2. That’s a brilliant idea!

    🙂 Wonderful art, and great picture of you guys!

  3. You have a great husband! That kitchen would almost inspire me to cook.

  4. Wow! I wish I could go away and get a new counter top from my wife!

    That’s excellent! Nice job. Beautiful art and beautiful family.

  5. By the way, I posted my HACWN report on my blog yesterday, if you wanna stop by.


  6. Kristen, so impressed with your blog! You Go GIRL! I thought your wall art from the girls was priceless especially the Peacock’s. Tell Justin the countertops are AWesOmE! I miss you! HIL

  7. Thanks, Hilary. I thought you’d like the peacocks. 🙂