Posted in January 2014

Why We Gather

On my birthday, I sat with a tableful of family.  We ate amazing food, drank red wine from 1979.   My wine expert dad had unearthed three dusty bottles from the cellar in anticipation of this day.   At one point during the third bottle of wine, the laughing, and the cake part of the … Continue reading

Highs & Lows

What I have for today is a list.  Highs and lows swirling around, needing a place to land. For the highs… Mike’s and Zoe’s wedding!  Beautiful, perfect, sunny and chilly Florida beach weather.  I made a little list of all the things I was grateful for just from that weekend alone.  It’s filed away for … Continue reading

A Snowy Birthday

Once upon a snowy weekend in Indiana, Max turned 6!   Saturday was the calm before the crazy weather, and we had a great day celebrating Max.  The day started with pancakes, ice cream, and sprinkles, which has fast become a birthday tradition around here.   Then, Max’s buddies from kindergarten came over to play … Continue reading

A New Year’s Gift

We loved it last year, so we did it again this year.  A hike in the woods on New Year’s Day! Fresh air for a fresh year.  The boys scaled fallen trees and were smitten with mud and leaves and speeding down steep hills.  We brought the birds a gift again too.   An easier-to-find meal. … Continue reading