Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another use for the welding helmet....

...looking at the partial solar eclipse around 7:20 pm, Sunday, May 20th, 2012.  It looked something like this:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Beautiful Day to Stain the Deck!

Case is in his 7th day of chickenpox, so he skipped school today. Instead, he helped me stain the deck!
See Tilly? She gave birth to kittens a few days ago, and apparently thinks it's awesome to sit on and/or near fresh stained wood. There's Case's hand dipping into the can. Brooke is doing a nice job with the post.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This is Case, fast asleep late in the afternoon. If you'll notice the little spots on his face and above his eyes, those are chickenpox! This is Thursday, May 3rd, and his pox got progressively worse, but today (May 8th) he seems to be clearing up. He got the vaccine for chickenpox back on 10-21-2008, which is 97% effective. Guess he's the lucky one!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


So this is the Italian Torte I made ahead of the brunch I hosted last week at our house. For the brunch, I tweeked the recipe and also made it in individual serving bowls.
These are some of my friends from Tuesday Morning Bible Study...we all serve on the leadership team for the study, so we ended our year with a meeting and some yummy food!