Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fleeting Moments


Good morning from the Guest House. If you click on the link above it will take you to a recap of the creation of the Guest House. With the devastation that continues to unfold in Japan I reflect on fleeting moments which of course is all anything is anyway and give thanks for this very moment that I have the privilege of sitting here writing to you.

This little Guest House gave me the opportunity to be close to my Mom in her last few years here on earth. For that opportunity I thank my sweet Father for having the fore site to buy this little cottage behind his beautiful house and allowing Dana and I to transform it back to its glorious self. Many happy moments were shared here with Mom and I can still see her beautiful smiling face enjoying those sweet times. What a blessing those precious memories are.

Thank you for coming by. I hope the tour of the Guest House is a pleasant break from the saddness we are all feeling for the people in Japan and the world as we continue to pray for those in harms way.

Blessings and much love,



  1. I am sure you have some wonderful memories in this guest house with your Mom and your Dad! The devastation in Japan is so heartbreaking. I feel for all those families!

  2. Sometimes we get wrapped up in things and forget everything we take for granted each and every day. I love the butcher block island in the kitchen! xx

  3. It is so pretty! And what sweet memories I know you have of it. You and Dana did a fabulous job.
    PS Thanks for the sweet time out in all the heartbreak of these last few days. My heart and my prayers go out to every family affected.

  4. I have always loved your guesh house transformation! It is a wonderful escape from the sadness of today.

  5. Wow what a gorgeous guest house, its so cheery, bright and elegant....sounds like you created a lot of special moments in that house with your mother, how wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing the gorgeous blogworthy pictures!
    Yes on Japan..it is so heart wrenching, I cannot seem to grasp the extent to which they are suffering but my heart breaks for them and I pray every single day for the recovery and healing of a beautiful country and people.

  6. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Hi Sue,

    I know my heart aches for those people !!!

    I remember when you did over the cottage...you and Dana did a fantastic job, I hope she and her boys are well !!!

    I have had my Mum living with me for the past couple of months, she just recently went back home so I've been away from blogging.

    Happy Spring,
    Kathy :)

  7. Love the island and the transformation you did with this guest house! So lovely.
    I am sure your sweet mother enjoyed every single moment here. I can see how much love and care went into this project.
    Love the green color of the island and how it ties into the entire decor.... flowing effortlessly from one room to the next.
    Thanks for sending me over. I am going to take a longer peek around. So pretty!


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