This was a GREAT day. Play to Learn was canceled so some of the parents organized a walk through Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, and they were sweet enough to invite Rosie and I along. It was a scorcher. This is the “before”. You will see at the end of the post why this is pertinent and […]
Every Friday I have the honor of watching this peanut! Meet Melrose Mitchell (love that alliteration). I have had the privilege of seeing her grow from the time she was three months young, to her now sixteen months of age. And some days, she is especially photogenic. Exhibit A: Breakfast. She and I have started going […]
We have been having record highs this spring in the Pacific Northwest. And what better way to take advantage of that, than to have some of your favorite people over for a barbecue. I started the iced tea early. Mmmmm peach and coconut (our wedding tea). These two! Chris and Tawny (my 8 months […]
Bread Milk Eggs … As I sit on my kitchen stool, trying so hard to focus on the simple task before me (writing out a grocery list), I find that it is absolutely impossible. We have both had the longest week, clocking in more than normal hours at work, driving to see the folks […]
When it comes to cooking, I feel fairly confident. Whether it’s a steak and potatoes kind of a night, or a spicy curry dish, I know my way around a kitchen. However, I have a confession: I may have a slight phobia of large cuts of meat. So here I am (after a phone call […]
My beautiful, talented, sweet cousin Tawny is having a baby boy. Here is a glimpse into her special day!
This is one of those moments that in the future, after I have conceived, carried, labored, and am finally holding our baby that I will not even remember. But right now, it has me so upset. A year ago, I had my first doctor’s appointment with a provider that was standing in while my […]
I had the pleasure of spending time with a sweet little family on their rural property here in the Pacific Northwest. It was a beautiful day full of duck wrangling, garlic planting, diaper changing, and nature loving. Here is a peek into their special Sunday time.
Confession: I took close to 500 pictures of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 3 days, so I am editing as fast as I can. BUT I wanted to throw up a few as a little teaser of things to come. Enjoy!
(Above: Grandma Myrna and four of six of the Hustoft children. My father was the only boy.) When I was a little girl, I remember receiving a special package from Grandma Myrna every Christmas. Inside were all sorts of tasty treats that she had baked herself, of course, but my eye was always drawn toward […]