Archive for the 'Family' Category

And We… Picked the Bounty of Summer

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pluots, cherries. It was a busy weekend! Kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma- we made it a family event. Then, we spent the evening washing, packing, and pitting cherries around a table. We all went home with bags of AMAZING blueberries frozen for summer, frozen cherries and peaches ready for smoothies, ice […]

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Two “Vintners” in My Kitchen

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

My dad {who I have learned so much that I know about cooking from & who has given me the passion for food&flavor} and my husband {who works so hard for our family, so I can stay home&homeschool my kids and experiment in my kitchen on a daily basis} decided to embark on a new […]

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Sometimes You Just Go with Illogical

Monday, March 11th, 2013

We recently went to visit my brothers and their families five hours away for the weekend. For a weekend that is a good amount of driving (not that I am afraid of driving long long distances for anyone that knows me). We had a great visit. On our last day, “we” decided to drive a […]

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Orange Smiles

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

My kids love food, love to be in the kitchen, love to help in the kitchen, love to cook alone. The other morning, they made scrambled eggs with chopped tomato, garlic, and fresh herbs from our garden. So good, so sweet, and they all helped. The oldest (9) chopped, the youngest (4) cracked eggs, the […]

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Life Interrupted

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Change interrupts the flow of life. No matter if it is planned or unplanned change; no matter if you are organized as you enter the change or unorganized. It interrupts and can leave you feeling adrift. Change is part of life. {Seems to be a big part of my life for quite a few years}. There are […]

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Back-to-School Tip: Hooks and Homes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Our homes can quickly turn into a pile of backpacks, shoes, soccer cleats, old water bottles, misplaced homework, and piles of dirty clothes. To prevent build-up and loss of sanity give everything a home. Hooks near the front door for backpacks and after-school activity bags. A bin in the car for soccer balls, sunscreen, and a blanket, […]

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My 6-Year Old Teaches Me a Cooking Lesson

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Simple… yet has never occurred to me. Isn’t it funny how you watch something done years ago and just do it that way indefinitely. Don’t get me wrong- many skills are learned and performed successfully for generations due to this phenomena, but… My six-year old wanted to help me scoop cantaloupe with a melon baller for fruit […]

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God’s Path

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

I know that God has taken us down the paths that lead us to make our home in this sweet town in Oklahoma and now back “home” to California. I know we had to go down these paths to get to where we are and where we will be and to be who He wants […]

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I am moving again. Moving for lots of good reasons, yet moving produces a sort of pressure that looms. Not just the pressures of packing, and orchestrating a move with three kids and a dog half-way across the country. But a pressure that weighs on you and leaves you with a feeling of loss. You […]

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A Moment of Me

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

It is Saturday. Soccer games are over. Groceries are put away. The kids are outside with my husband working on a chicken coop. And I am in my kitchen. As you know, I love to cook. Sadly, this is something I do not get indulge in often these days. Meals are hurried and quick in […]

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