Saturday, July 27, 2013

Aug 17th, 2015

My tomatoes have been up for 3 months now:

whoa, not all at once!

You are all invited to dinner Aug 17th, 2015.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

You don't write, you don't call...

'Been a while but I think I'm ready to hop back into blogging.

I am successfully resisting the urge to fill in all the gaps I've not documented this past year.  Alas, I am now 50 and who can remember anyway?!  So welcome back me:)

Monday, February 13, 2012

All You Need Is Love

Love is all you need (love is all you need) Love is all you need...

Sunday, December 4, 2011


This year I am thankful that I have seen all my sibs in 2011.

I love how we continue to familate (i just made that up, but it works) as adults... no easy feat given the many years and miles we span.  Yay, us!  5 of the big 6 were together at Thanksgiving, and I took the week off for visiting and cooking.

The day before the big event, BigBrother S was witness to and participant in the annual pie production.  Those design classes at Rolla really paid off, as this is where engineering meets art:

Bourbon Pecan 

Speaking of engineering, I could've used some structural support to hold together the gluten-free pastry for the next pie.  After much trouble (and some profanity) I carefully transferred the rolled and cut pieces outside to chill before weaving.  When I went to retrieve it later, I found this:

Apparently Ollie is now gluten-free

(Note to self:  get taller cooling rack) Back to the drawing board...

Strawberry Rhubarb take two

Turkey Central was not only host to Thanksgiving dinner; it was also the happy recipient of the Sib Service Brigade who performed surgery on my deck and gutters.  Here is the doctor and his first assist before the big procedure:

Later that day...

Shoulder surgery, Shmoulder surgery!

Barkeep and patron

And then we were ready for dinner:

It really does take a village...the boys washed all the china, silver, and crystal by hand at the end of the night.

our grandmother's wedding china, some 90+ years old

Oops...forgot the wishbone

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peanut Butter comes... all those that endure The Bath

Just our way of saying, (now it will be a) "Happy Thanksgiving".

Looking forward to filling the hen house with many of the Roosters.