I’m not sure I can convey the sheer joy of watching my ballerinas perform this weekend in a wonderful and classic rendition of The Nutcracker. I was teary eyed more than not. And I breathed a huge sigh of relief when Emme finished her last dance as Clara. This stuff is hard on [...]
Thanksgiving in the new house was perfect in every way! The weather was mild enough that the young adults sat on the porch to eat and then enjoyed the fireplace afterwards. Caiti was a huge help this year and did lots of cooking and helping! (Thank you sissy) I have the most wonderful family [...]
So, how long have you and I been going steady? Like 3 years, I think? Well, except for that time you broke up with me when I posted about Loretta Lynn. And okay, the mullet made you a little uncomfortable. And the bluegrass. But all and all, we’re pretty solid, you and I. I [...]
Congratulations to the bride and groom! Steve’s son Malachi got married this weekend. They termed the wedding “Malex Wedding 2011″. It was so wonderful to share in the wedding festivities. We are so proud of Malachi and Alex and are grateful to be a part of their lives. It was the best kind of [...]
My son Taylor, who is now 21 and entering his 3rd year of college has been the singer/songwriter for the band The Verity for the past few years. This band has defined him in many ways and has given us all a host of precious memories. I miss the sound of his guitar in my [...]
I’m so woefully behind in editing and posting photos. I still haven’t finished the girls’ dance recital pics from May. But before the time gets away and I forget altogether, I wanted to post a few North Woods family vacation photos. We love going to Minnesota every summer. It’s so relaxing and was a [...]
h We had a lake-swimming watermelon-eating house gazing sea-doo riding cliff-jumping belly-laughing kind of a weekend. ****** I’m gonna need a week to recover. Hope yours was fun too! I’m off to Dollywood again tomorrow so say a little prayer. I don’t do well when mixing funnel cakes, 90 degree weather and the dizzy discs. [...]
The girls and I are almost finished with book 2 (Anne of Avonlea) of the Anne of Green Gables series. It’s got to be one of my favorite book series of all time. Lucy Maud Montgomery was such a phenomenal writer and was able to craft a character that will forever live in the hearts [...]
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! My semi-break from blogging has left me with a million posts in my head. Maybe I can transfer them from my head to the keyboard It’s always such a treat for us to have our older kids home—at least some of them. I regret that I didn’t [...]
the kids table…. dear dacor range, how did I ever live without you? the big kids table… parker House Rolls, ten years running my reason for living happy-tizers a few of my favorite people step away from the chocolate-orange dream cake right out of the oven a few more people I love…. the feasting begins [...]
There’s no danger of losing this one in the airport. Just look for the girl with the flower pin in her hair, jeans-tucked-in-boots, various colorful bags, bohemian layered clothing, taking photos of EVERYTHING. That, my friends….. is my mini me. Do you have one too?
in my hand….. on my nightstand…. on my desk….. on my camera strap……. on my sewing machine….. off my sewing machine…… on my sidewalk….. on my cakestand….. in our art class (we did art first today because—-well, it’s monday) rainbow leaf painting found via whatever…… from my deck….. on my thighs….. the end.
i was ready to gossip to you about this whole pageant thing. to gently poke at helicopter moms and spray tan dads. to highlight the general absurdity of teens parading around in swimsuits. but i’ve decided to let it lie. caiti learned a lot. she had a blast and never wants to do a pageant [...]
First let me say that we can only take fun trips like this because Stevie works so hard and supports all our educational/pure fun endeavors. We are thankful We drove 4 1/2 hours to Clarksville to drop Caiti off to her activities. The pageant police (literally) informed us that we could not so much [...]