Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I made corned beef from scratch for St. Patrick's day this month. And it came out so wonderfully, I made it again so we could enjoy some Rubens. There was left over beef from the sandwiches and I had to try one of my favorite breakfasts from back home on the east coast. A little diner my parents frequent serves corned beef hash. It's out of this world. So here is my try. Pretty fantastic as well if I do say so myself. Want to come over for breakfast one day?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh, Anthropologie

I really like this. I'd like to wear it to church. Most Sundays if not all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

denouncing cloth diapers

Because its not worth it with these around. I keep going back and forth, searching for a perfect combo that just suits us perfectly. It's taken me quite a while to realize this is what works for us.
No diapers give me quite as much joy. Also, just about all of their products Rock the Casbah. In case you wanted to know.

because I could use an upgrade

I would like these please. From Manimal.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Some small poems we've learned to recite this week.

The Sea

Behold the wonders of the mighty deep
Where crabs and lobsters learn to creep
And little fishes learn to swim
And clumsy sailors tumble in


The Crocus

The golden crocus reaches up
to catch a sunbeam in here cup

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

3 o'clock

Ezra on my back, while I chop carrots for soup.
We are together like this often. Its the only way things get accomplished.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


As we like to call him around here.

Sam is now 4

He requested a Toy Story theme.
Pizza and a chocolate with Buzz light year on top.
Complete with Buzz cookies sent from Nanna.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Sabbath Dinners

At the end of the week we try to gather our collective families together for sabbath/family dinner. With some sort of mock feast to remind us of home. We are growing at a steady pace. And we had out grown our four chair Ikea table from our first apartment. Here is the upgrade. With room for 10. It currently has 8 chairs around it. Just enough for everyone to eat together.
Even with all the prep and work it takes to get all the food and kids ready, and tear-free, it still feels like rest.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

27 good years

I also had a birthday yesterday. I got two of these lil' beauties. Which works out beautifully. I'll need both once we get our birds.
This was not the most care free and jolly birthday ever, but I have so much joy in my life. God has me in such a wonderful place, and I am blessed beyond belief.

My Grammy

I lost my grandmother yesterday.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death; I will fear no evil: for thou
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the
presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life; and I will dwell in the
house of the Lord for ever.

psalm 23