The House Built On L♡VE & Shenanigans

The In's and Out's of Family Life in Charlottesville, VA

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Hooray, The Books Have Arrived!


Great news!

My first shipment of books arrived in the mail today.  Hot off the press…fresh out the box, and ready to be delivered to your doorstep.

Just in time for the holiday season!

Be sure to pick up your copy on Amazon November 9th.

Thanks again for all those who have supported this project.  I truly appreciate you all.


For all those who’ll be in the Charlottesville area, I’ll be reading the book and signing copies on Sunday, November 1st at 3pm in Crozet, VA. at Over The Moon Bookstore.  Come on out and bring the kids.



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Happy 5th Birthday To Our Journey!!


Journey's bday 2015

Five years ago, on a rainy day in June, the clouds temporarily parted to allow for your arrival!

Sound corny? Maybe, but that’s the way I remember the birth of my third little daughter.

As a parent caring for a willful, sometimes demanding child, it hasn’t always been easy. And I must say that you’ve certainly earned your name, because at times, you can be a “trip.” 🙂

But you are also so smart, funny, and very imaginative! You have without a doubt changed our lives for the better!

Happy Birthday to our little Journey…Thank you so much for coming to us!

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Happy 6th Birthday To Our Delaney!!



Six years ago we were blessed by your presence, and our lives have forever been enhanced as a result.  Thank you so much Delaney for coming to us!

Happy Birthday to you…a day we can all celebrate.


A Birthday Poem For My Daughter

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A Poem for my daughter:

It was 2006, when I felt your first kicks

Little did I know, what joy lay bestow

For what did I know about raising another?

Since it was you who gifted my first title as mother.

Taking great pride in my widening girth,

On Nov. 17th, it was you that I birthed.

On your sweet time, finally out you came,

Since that day, my life’s never been the same.

Hearing your first cries and….

Looking lovingly into those brown eyes,

We thanked our heavenly Father as your dad raised you high to the skies.

Although our parenting skills were not quite distinct,

It all came natural, almost instinct.

You have brightened my world, my precious flower

My love for you, I will forever shower.

As you continue to grow, I’ll invest my best in your raise

I promise I’ll love you throughout every phase

Today you are seven,

My precious gift from heaven.

Now I know what’s meant

When they say time flies

I would like to slow down the pace

And keep you just this size.

Oh precious child of mine, so pure, so divine.

I thank God for entrusting you in my care,

My precious, precious Marley Bear.

Happy Birthday!

Your mother

Rachael Boston