About Me

Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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My book, From the Pound to the Palace, is available for $10
from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Pound to Palace

My book, Little Halos, is available for $5.99 from Proverbs
31 Ministries.

Little Halos

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Saturday, November 28, 2009


Are you feeling like a stuffed turkey? Are you still celebrating Thanksgiving, or have you moved into the Christmas season. Normally by this time of the year I have cleared out all my fall decorations and most of my Christmas is up. But, since becoming an empty nester, I have gotten lazy. I actually wait until the month clicks over and it IS December before I pull out my nativity set - the first sign that Christmas has come to my house.

I digress...

I am still celebrating Thanksgiving and I have not decorated. I don't plan to until these decorations come down. I love the reminders all over my house that children are in the home again. My son arrived Tuesday night and began doing laundry. It warms my heart to walk by the laundry room and experience this sight. NO it is not a turkey in the oven or a lovely delish dessert, but to my eyes it is a feast of the most wonderful proportions.

My son is home for the weekend and for that I am so very thankful. What would you choose?






Julie Coleman said...

I am noticing your children do laundry like my children: in the messiest way possible. Although, like you, I have to admit that a clean, empty house has a lonely feel to it. Glad you are enjoying time with #2 son. It is a wonderful thing to have our kids around us. Especially when they are no longer kids!!

Anonymous said...

I just read this post today after sending my oldest son back to college. It is nice having him home, but also nice when he leaves again :) I still have two teenagers at home, so my nest isn't empty yet.