When I started this blog I wasn't sure what I wanted this blog to be other than a place to document our life and keep family updated.
It's been 6 years and my life and blog have gone through many changes. Blogging became an outlet when my oldest son was killed - a place I could pour my heart out when I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry the pain away. It holds my inner thoughts, joys, sorrows - Life!
I haven't been updating as regularly as I use to. The boys and hubby mention that at times. "Mom - you don't blog anymore" and I think they kind of miss it. And so do I. I keep telling myself I'm going to start blogging again, but then I feel I have to have the perfect picture and something great to write. And when I don't have the PERFECT post, I end up not posting. But life is not perfect, so why should my posts be perfect? When my boys are older, they aren't going to care if the post is perfect, or if I had something great and profound to say! They will be happy just to have the memories, and my words, jumbled and imperfect as they are.
So here's to getting back to documenting our perfectly imperfect life!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
We finally got a snow day!
We only got a dusting but it was so pretty. The biggest, fluffiest snow I think I've ever seen. It was like cotton falling from the sky. I just had to go outside and play in it! Elijah enjoys the snow as much as I do. Ezekiel - not so much.
Snow always reminds me of home. Of sweet childhood, wonder and innocence. Being out in it brings me right back.
Monday, February 11, 2013
This past weekend, my sister and I experimented with cupcakes! I'm the "out the box" kinda girl when it comes to cupcakes with frosting out the container. I've never made cupcakes from scratch until now.
My office is having a Valentines Bake Sale on Valentines Day and I wanted to make something different, so searched online for cupcake recipes and found this one - French Toast & Bacon cupcakes w/Maple Buttercream frosting. My first thought was - mmmmmm.....bacon! My second was - In a cupcake? I wanted something different and this definitely was different.
Making cupcakes from scratch is a lot different from out the box. I'm sure you all know this. But remember, I won that fancy Kitchen Aid mixer, so I have to use it, right. It's takes a little more time (and a bigger mess) to bake from scratch, but I think the results are so worth it. I even got fancy and bought a started cupcake decorating kit. I was a little worried about making the buttercream frosting. Someone told me it can be hard to do, but I had no problems. The cupcakes and the frosting were yummylicious! And they looked pretty too! I was so happy with the way they turned out! So Wednesday evening I will be baking another batch for the bake sale. I can't wait to see how people react to bacon in a cupcake!
I have other cupcake recipes to try. I might just start a series of cupcake posts!
In other news, I knit another babydoll! This is my 5th one and soon will be off to her new home.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Elijah's art hanging on the patio door
Shoes by the front door that shouldn't be there
Afghan that a dear friend of mine crocheted for me.
Zoya - my favorite doll I knit
Christmas lights. Yes, I still have them up. I couldn't put them away. The livingroom seems so dark without them.