• Family,  Food and Drink

    Chops

    My Sophie loves cooking shows. Particularly Cake Boss and Paula Deen's Home Cooking. So when I offered to teach her how to make a pot roast yesterday, she was quite excited, and had a gleam in her eye when I pulled out the cutting board and handed her a large knife. She washed vegetables, learned how to peel garlic cloves…

  • Ramblings,  Stitching

    Four Things.

    First, I wanted to address everyone who emailed me about the crazy owl hat that Sabrina was wearing in the Park City post. I really wish I knew which shop we were in and what the brand name of the hat was, but I don't. I'm so sorry! If only I'd known how popular that hat would be, I would…

  • Crazy Kids,  Good Things

    Canvas People

    I've always wanted some canvas prints of the girls for over my fireplace, but I couldn't decide where to have them done. Since it would be my first "photographic creation," I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something that I wasn't entirely sure would turn out well. Then I stumbled on Canvas People. And they were having…

  • Family,  Ramblings

    Thin Chance.

    A few days ago I tried, yet again, to get a portrait of the three hounds together. I thought a box of Wheat Thins would be the way to go, since all three of them crave the things. So out I went with the bright yellow box, and out the three of them followed. They stood very still for me…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Food and Drink,  Travel

    Utah, the Final Chapter

    On our last day in the Beehive State, we decided to head into Salt Lake City (since that's where our plane would be taking off) and find a good place to eat. The guy at the ski rental shop recommended this place called Tucanos Brazilian Grill, so after following the instructions given to us by the lady-who-lives-in-my-phone, that's exactly where…

  • Stitching,  Travel

    Pilgrimage

    I started stitching twenty years ago when I found out I was going to have a little girl. I decided I wanted her room to be full of cross-stitched teddy bears, so I pleaded with my mom to pick up her long-forgotten hobby of stitching and help me get some decorating done. She agreed, since it was for her first…

  • Family,  Travel

    Meanwhile, on Main Street…

    While Mike and Soph and Marty and Beth and Nick and Zach and Gabby spent the day skiing, Sabrina and I stayed at the bottom of the mountain, perusing the colorful shops on Main Street, just in front of our condo. There were banners on every lamppost, announcing the big Sundance Film Festival event coming up the following week (I…

  • Family,  Friends,  Travel

    Utah!

    Hello everyone! I've missed you all! It's taken me quite a while to sort through all the photos we took on our semi-family (Bre couldn't come with us) vacation to Park City, and I'm still not quite finished. But I'd love to share with you what I've got for starters, and I'll finish Part 1 with Mike's TubeCam video, which…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Holidays

    I Spy

    I didn't think I was going to be posting again until I returned to Omaha, but I've decided to pre-blog and schedule this to be posted for this morning. It's actually 10:25 pm right now, and I'm almost finished packing. I spent most of the day answering emails and mailing orders and running errands, so I'm taking a break! I'd…

  • Family,  Good Things

    See You Soon!

    I'll be heading out of town for about a week, so I won't be posting until after I return. I sure will miss you all! Before I leave, here' a cell phone photo Sabrina took when we were celebrating my birthday at Olive Garden.  (Mike always treats the birthday-person to a birthday dinner of their choice. I couldn't decide where…