Friday, February 27, 2015


If you sweep he house I will follow you.  
If you vacuum the rugs I will follow you.
If you bring out the dust mop I will follow you.
I will follow you all day long.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Escape to the Pine-on-Pine Utopia...

Our annual trip to our pine-on-pine utopia in Lake Geneva, WI is one of my favorite week-ends of the year.   We looked at really nice marbling and sniffed the occasional skunk fart, but did little else other than completely slow down together. We cooked and ate and drank and snuggled up.  We played cards, watched movies and generally avoided the out doors for 48 blissful hours!  I cannot tell you how important each and everyone of these gorgeous ladies is to me and taking time just for each other has become an essential part of my life.  I am one lucky lady.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Finn had a liturgy at St. Pat's today. He was looking very handsome in his tie and sweater and his smudge of ashes reminded me of my childhood.  He has decided that he is going to give up being messy for Lent.  I can't wait to see him keep his room clean for 40 days!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Double Yum!

 Paczki Day and Mardi Gras force things to get a little delicious around here!  These polish donuts (pronounced Poonch-key) are divine and made for a fun follow up to the red beans and rice I served up for our Big Easy inspired dinner.
We all went to culinary heaven this evening!

Happy Monday Brunch!

We miss our friends who moved away to NYC, but that made it even sweeter when they stopped by for a family brunch yesterday morning.  I served some blueberry french toast, an egg dish, bacon and fruit, but the highlight of our morning had to be all the sweet cuddles and cozy time together.

Home Sweet Home Ohio...

Last week-end I took Emma to visit OSU and I had the chance to visit my childhood home in Worthington,Ohio.  Even though we only lived there for four years, I loved this house and particularly appreciated the giant pine trees in the front yard.  It is funny how fast all sorts of memories come flooding back to me as I stood in front of this beauty of a building.

Pretty Things Around My House...

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