Sunday, September 27, 2009


Autumn is here. Usually, I welcome it with open arms and excitement. I must be getting old because I wasn't too thrilled this year. I could have used an extra couple months of summer after that especially loooong winter and cool summer. There is one thing that makes it more bearable... Honeycrisp apples! We picked up a half bushel yesterday.! The kids and I decided to try baking a pie. I'm ashamed to say it's been probably years since I've baked a pie. The kids loved the peeling part. Farmgirl did most the work including tossing the apples with sugar. Baby made herself a mini pie with leftover crust and a half eaten apple. She ate it before I could snap a picture of the finished product. We're off to the ice skating rink and will return to some warm pie and ice cream. Hoping your Autumn comes just as sweetly for you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rockin' a Smock

A few new listing in my Etsy store! Hoping to get some aprons listed this weekend. (click images to take you to listing)

Friday, September 11, 2009


Swing over to Handmaden and enter her drawing for an adorable handcrafted doll, Millie. If you don't happen to win, check out her other fantastic waldorf dolls at her Etsy store.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


a place for Grandma

I have mentioned my mother-in-law, Nancy, in past posts. She was officially diagnosed with Frontal Variant Alzheimer's at the age of 63 about a year ago. She exhibited symptoms for several years before her sons could get her doctor to acknowledge something was going on. She's been living in a facility near her home town for the last year. Unfortunately, the care wasn't all we had hoped for so last month we moved her closer to us.

She seems to be settling in okay and the kids are loving getting to visit Grandma a couple times a week. Ken visits her M,W,F for lunch, the kids and I visit on Thursdays plus we go as a family on the weekends. The kids have been SO great about going with the flow. They happily answer the same question repeatedly for Nancy without showing frustration. They give her multiple hugs and kisses when she insists they haven't greeted her yet. They don't correct her or give her weird looks when she clearly has her information mixed up. They love her, it's that simple. I am beyond blessed with the kind hearts of my children.

above ~ Jedi sends Grandma back to START

below ~ Grandma and Farmgirl get a giggle at sending me back to Start