Some things never change.
You know how Facebook reminds you of old status updates with those Time Hop photo memories?
Generally speaking, they make me feel a little sad because old pictures of the kids just seem to punctuate how fast they’re growing up now that they’re teenagers.Read More
Asparagus is a great vegetable for kids to prepare and cook because it is so darn easy to make. John’s in 4th grade and he’s my little prep cook. Asparagus is the perfect vegetable to practice your knife skills on because it doesn’t slide around and it’s fairly sturdy. I always have the kids chop the asparagus…Read More
ay 2016 is starting out in the nicest way possible – with temps in the 60s and 70s; and even a hint of 80’s for the first Saturday of the month. Sadly, April ended on a cold and chilly note – but newsflash: the winter coats are officially washed and packed away and I’m not…Read More
It’s been downright chilly this week – but that hasn’t stopped the plants from growing. Everything is growing like gang-busters – including the lettuce and basil in the kitchen garden. It rained almost the entire day yesterday and I wanted to make pesto spaghetti for supper. The cold and the rain made it the perfect time to…Read More
eady for Spring? I am. We’ve had a bit of a stuttered start to Spring here in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. April started with a return to colder temps after March went out like a lamb. Last week, crazy fierce winds blew the curtains right off the mounted brackets on the front porch of the…Read More
Happy Thursday everyone. Just when I was thinking about how different things are these days… I realized some things seem to keep up no matter what. Case in point: Our kids are growing up in a house with “Dad’s Chair“. The Good Old Days Dad’s chair was part of both sides of our family. In Worthington,…Read More
Every time I carve a turkey, I think of my Grandma Dekker’s Thanksgiving. And every time I find the wish bone, I remember being with my cousins as we wrestled it apart.
PJ and John got the honors after dinner tonight.Read More
Hello friends. It’s been tough to get serious about the holidays when the weather has been so indecisive.
Earlier this month while I was walking Sonny, I took a photo I call “Three Seasons”. It’s a picture of this glorious layout of three seasons – Summer, Fall, and Winter – all intermingled beneath a Maple Tree. Green grass, golden leaves, and little clumps of snow; All of them together, laying on top of each other – like the boys playing Xbox.Read More
Every month, I make one last sweep through my photos on my Mac. Most of my photos get organized into events – birthdays, gardens, date nights, etc. All the leftover photos remain in the Photo Stream for that month. Here’s a look at some of the photos from the October 2013 Photo Stream.Read More
Life with PJ is exciting.
Every minute of the day, he’s doing boyish things – many of which are gross and/or annoying. Like when he accuses our minivan of farting EVERY TIME we drive over rumble strips. To him, all the napkins, paper towels and toilet paper in this house are just options – not necessities. (There are more specific examples, but I’ll spare you…)
PJ will turn 10 years old next month. He’s at the peak of his boyhood.
The kids and I made it back from Boston today – and this fabulously sunny day was the perfect welcome home. Our Harvard AMP and Boston Trip Fall 2013 was a five day whirlwind visit to see Phil during his break from the Harvard AMP. As a reference for future visiting families, Harvard puts together a lovely program for the visiting families. Let me guide you through our jam-packed visit…Read More
Forget Lasagna Gardening. Basketball Gardening is where it’s at! With three boys, it’s a good thing I’ve learned to enjoy basketball gardening. I’ve actually gotten quite good at it. As I shared with PJ just the other day, they’re all over my garden. Between you and me, I’ve always thought orange adds a little sophistication to the garden.Read More