Trick or treat

I hesitated to go with this picture, given the assorted facial expressions.  Here’s the thing, though: this photo is probably the most accurate representation I have of the four personalities I so adore.  It’s hard to tell in the picture because of the way Torri is holding him, but even Mowgli is dressed up.  He’s… Continue reading Trick or treat


Yesterday marked a special occasion ’round these parts: the birthday of yours truly.  My lovely daughter thought it was appropriate to remind me that now that I’ve hit 35, if ages were rounded I’d be forty.  Wasn’t that sweet of her? Lucky for her, the round upableness of the new number I’m sporting didn’t bother… Continue reading thirty-five

Easter smiles

Each year, during our Disney trips, we set up the automatic timer on the camera and gather for a group shot before we head out for the day.  This morning–before church–I suggested the idea and {most} everyone was game.  I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I had a family Easter photo. Resurrection… Continue reading Easter smiles

Lest We Forget

Jellybeans.  Bunnies.  Chocolate eggs.  It’s all well and good.  But. But… Without the true gift of Easter, none of it holds a shred of joy. Not a sliver of meaning. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds… Continue reading Lest We Forget


I know.  I know.  It’s only January.  So why, you ask, is there a Valentines-themed cookie bouquet adorning this blog post?  I’m glad you asked. After posting photos of the Halloween and Thanksgiving sugar cookies I made, I was asked if I’d consider filling an order for some Valentine cookies.  But being one of those… Continue reading SWAK

Thanksgiving Menu

With the big day just eight days away, I’ve finally settled on a menu for our Thanksgiving dinner.  Our holiday spread will look something like this: Signature Drink – caramel apple cocktail Appetizers – Deviled Eggs – Parmesan-Crusted Chèvre Cheese with baguette slices – Zebra popcorn Main Course – Brined turkey with homemade gravy Sides… Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu