Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Things

Testing out posting from my phone....if there are still any readers out there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

When All Is Not Calm...Or Bright

My return to this place was meant to happen long before now.
We built a house.
We moved.
We found out we would be grandparents again.
Our twins boys were born.
46 days later one passed away.
That was 41 days ago.
I hope to return.
I just need more time.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


It has been a year long process.

We can move in next Saturday.

Next Sunday we are hosting a party.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sweater Sweetness

I can not even begin to catch up on these past months.

I hope to get back to this space once the dust settles....literally.

We are soon to welcome a new little bundle into our extended family, so I was eager to attempt this sweet little sweater pattern.
It was a fun knit (after I discovered and fixed an error in the pattern).

I wish I could say I am reading something interesting, but the last two books I started have been put into the Goodwill donation pile.

My brain hurts from decision making, so today I am choosing to give it a rest.

(Linking up with Ginny and friends)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Strawberry Rhubarb Spread

I posted the recipe for this simple, healthy, yummy goodness over at 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013



on their biggest adventure yet!!!

  1. Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany
    • Day 2: Frankfurt • Heidelberg
      • Meet your Tour Director at the airport 
      • Travel to Heidelberg 
      • Take a tour of Heidelberg 
      • Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel 
    • Day 3: Munich
      • Travel to Munich 
      • Take a walking tour of Munich
        With your tour director you will see:
        • Frauenkirche
        • Neues Rathaus
        • Hofbräuhaus
    • Day 4: Munich
      • Take a guided tour of Munich
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Olympic Stadium
        • Residenz
        • Marienplatz
      • Visit Dachau 
    • Day 5: Venice
      • Enjoy free time in Innsbruck 
      • Travel via Innsbruck to Venice 
    • Day 6: Venice
      • Take a guided tour of Venice
        • St. Mark’s Square
        • Grand Canal
      • Visit the Doge's Palace 
      • See a glass-blowing demonstration 
    • Day 7: Rome
      • Travel to Rome 
    • Day 8: Rome
      • Take a guided tour of Vatican City 
      • Visit the Sistine Chapel 
      • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica 
      • Take a guided tour of Rome 
      • Visit the Colosseum 
      • Visit the Roman Forum 
      • Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:
        • Trevi Fountain
        • Pantheon
        • Piazza Navona
        • Spanish Steps
    • Day 9: Florence
      • Travel to Florence 
      • Take a guided tour of Florence
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Piazza della Signoria
        • Ponte Vecchio
        • Chiesa di Santa Croce
        • Gates of Paradise
      • Visit the Duomo 
      • See a leather-making demonstration 
    • Day 10: Lucerne region
      • Travel to the Lucerne region 
    • Day 11: Lucerne region
      • Take a tour of Lucerne
        With your tour director you will see:
        • Lion Monument
        • Chapel Bridge
      • Optional: Mount Pilatus
        Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)
    • Day 12: Colmar • Alsace
      • Travel to the Alsace Region 
      • Take a tour of Colmar 
    • Day 13: Paris
      • Travel to Paris 
      • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral 
      • Take a walking tour of Paris
        With your tour director you will see:
        • Île de la Cité
        • Conciergerie
        • Sainte-Chapelle
    • Day 14: Paris
      • Take a guided tour of Paris
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Place de la Concorde
        • Champs-Élysées
        • Arc de Triomphe
        • Les Invalides
        • Eiffel Tower
      • Optional: Versailles
        Join an optional excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.
    • Day 15: London
      • Travel by Eurostar train to London 
      • Take a guided tour of London
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
        • Piccadilly Circus
        • St. Paul’s Cathedral
        • Westminster Abbey
        • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
    • Day 16: London
      • Take a walking tour of London
        With your tour director you will see:
        • The Strand
        • Trafalgar Square
        • Leicester Square
        • Covent Garden
      • Enjoy a fish and chips dinner 
    • Day 17: Depart for home

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Our Last

    There have been ten years between our oldest daughter's graduation and our youngest daughter's graduation this past weekend...
    and there were two son's graduating in-between .

    I have been asked if I am feeling sad to have it all come to an end....
    and I am feeling a little guilty when I say, "Not at all!"

    Besides, Friendie starts Kindergarden this Fall!!!