Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wow, wow, wow!

We said "I do" 15 years ago. I know it's cliche, but it feels like yesterday. Wow!

We headed to the mountains to celebrate. I pedaled to what felt like above the clouds. Wow!

We were then pampered at Stein Eriksen Lodge. Wow!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Girl Scout Cupcakes

Find out how to make these yummy little morsels here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

just another ordinary miracle today

I was delighted when a dear friend of mine invited me to photograph the surprise arrival of her husband following a 6 month deployment. Wow! What a moving experience. I am so happy for this family to be reunited with one another after such a long time. Their happiness is contagious. I've been smiling all day. I hope this puts a smile on your face too. :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are our favorite "egg free" cookies. I have even (successfully) substituted half whole wheat pastry flour into these. ;) Don't over cook these tasty morsels. Error on the side of chewy.

1 ¼ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
pinch Salt
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
½ cup honey
1 cup chocolate chips (or a mixture of pb chips, m&ms, reese’s pieces, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix dry stuff (flour, baking soda and salt) together in a big measuring cup or a small bowl. 
In a medium bowl, blend butter, sugar and honey together with a rubber spatula or a mixer on low speed.
Mix in dry ingredients. Add chips and mix until everything is all creamed together.
Use a couple of soup spoons or tablespoons to drop blobs of dough onto a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy 1/2 Birthday

We have a fun tradition in our family. We like to celebrate half birthdays. You pick your favorite dinner. Eat a little treat. Sing a birthday jingle. Well, today just happens to be cause for celebration. This little tike is 1.5 years old. I can't believe that it has been 18 months since she made her debut. I was just remembering the day she was born earlier today. It was awesome..... and painful. It has been worth every minute. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saluto Cappana Bleggi

My parents have found bluer (and warmer) skies. We will miss your glowing fire, strong beams, cozy beds, sunny loft, and lazy decks. May your new family enjoy you as much as we have.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time flies

This was a fun project that took me exactly 1 year to complete! :)
I love looking at this, but it makes me already miss this sweet "baby cakes," as she's known around here.