Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Best Dad

Not only is my husband a great person and husband,
he's also the Best kind of Dad.

Right from the start he wanted to be involved...

took off time of work to be home when the 
babies came home from the hospital.

He enjoyed giving baths, changing diapers, everything.

Playing Hide and Seek was everyone's  favorite.
He would hang the blankets on the side of the crib
so he couldn't be seen.

Then made sounds until they found him.

Later it became a routine to 
take a bike ride in the evening after we'd eaten.  
Me, being the stay at home mom, 
needed a break about then,
so off they went on their ride while I cleaned up
and loaded the dishwasher. 


Happy Father's Day 
You're The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sunday Brunch at the Park

We enjoy going to Sunday Brunch here 
every so often.  We did so last
weekend with our daughters and
my mother in celebration of
Mom's birthday.

The weather was perfect!
So after we finished eating
we sat outside 
and listened to a guitar/vocal trio
performing in the outside
tented seating area.   

They serve burgers, etc. that are 
prepared right there in the outside grill kitchen 
next to the patio tent.

We found some friends were already
there enjoying the music so we
sat with them and visited for awhile.

Do you have a favorite Brunch place?


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring's Blooms

Spring has teased us here in the midwest, 
today was another gray drizzly day in the 40's.  

Things are just beginning to blossom. 

I hope you don't mind a repost from a
few years ago.
Looking forward with anticipation to what's
 to come with warmer, sunnier days.

I enjoyed walked around the outside of our home 
snapping photos of flowers blooming in our lawn 
including our apple tree 
to share as a slideshow.

But alas, after spending seemingly 
countless hours of trying to figure out 
how to post a slideshow 
I remain unsuccessful. 

I hope you don't mind letting your 
fingers do the walking 
as you scroll through the "slideshow".

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Apple Tree Blossoms in My Side Yard

The following photos are actually of a 
couple of flowering trees in our local city park, 
but they are just so beautiful, I hope you don't mind, 
I couldn't resist including them.

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I hope you enjoyed the show.

See you at the Garden Party at

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Music Page Spring Cone

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A music page rolled into a cone

 crepe paper ruffle, a button and twine

a nest of reindeer moss, paper shreds 
and a speckled egg

lavender colored flowers

a touch of glitter

 brown paper and stamped book page butterfly

needlepoint ribbon

a drop of morning dew

Wishing you warm, pleasant,
sunny Spring days.

Sharing at these parties:
Share Your Cup Thursday
Show and Share
Won't you join us?


Monday, March 28, 2016

Bunny Buns for Easter Dinner

Happy Easter to all!

In true holiday custom,
we gathered together at the in-laws
house on Easter Sunday.  Each arriving with 
the "dish to pass" , or several!

I couldn't resist trying my hand
at the cute little bunny dinner rolls
I'd seen on Pinterest.

I watched a couple of youtube videos.
There was one where the bunny ears
were cut into the ball of dough with kitchen shears, 
but baked up more like kitten ears.
I decided maybe I didn't want to go that route.

I went with the one where she added 
second piece of dough, sticking it onto
the ball of dough that was the bunny body.
The smaller ball of dough was flattened
into an oval and cut 1/2 way through
to form ears. 

The ears were further shaped by 
rolling a wooden skewer across the
middle of each ear to indent.
Eyes were marked on either side of
the face with the skewer as well.

Here they are put together and left to rise some.
I really didn't fuss excessively, some looked
better than others, I was just hoping they'd
still be recognizable after they'd increased
in size.

They are puffing up.....

The faces and ears sort of just 
blended into the body, but were still 
recognizable after baking.

I was happy with them.

They were dinner rolls but 
with a hint of bunny.

Althooough... my nephew did say he noticed
the dinner roll he ate was oddly shaped
but just though it had gone wrong.
Then in going back taking a second look
over the whole basket he laughed and said 
 "Oh, they are bunnies!"

Everyone else recognized them at first
glance and thought they were adorable.

An egg wash before baking
helped them bake up a beautiful golden color.

My mom always put a light coating
of butter on top of her freshly baked
homemade dinner rolls.

It keeps the crust soft and give a nice shine.

 Each bunny buns was placed in a cupcake liner
and tucked in a basket with Easter grass
for presentation at Easter Dinner.

Enjoyed by all.

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