Triple Christmas

Started Christmas Day at mom’s house and shared a meal that laid a foundation for a day filled with much joy. Mom’s spirit was very present. I am so very lucky to be surrounded by loved ones who reflect the light she brought into the world. Stop #2 — Independence, Kentucky An excellent photographer, this […]

The birthday continued

Celebration rolled into the next day with this yule log. I’m sure I’ve had one before, but after watching the Great British Baking Show, I feel like I understand all bakery items better, with a whole vernacular to describe the taste and feel. Cake is like user interface design. It’s not just about the taste […]

Inside and out

Spent a good chunk of the day considering an approach to organize and honor. We made a list of categories and realized, we need more categories. Mom was pretty darn organized though we started in the smallest spare bedroom used for crafts and projects, so it’s likely one of the more concentrated areas of the […]

Thumbprints

My brother Robert made thumbprint cookies. They were delicious to everyone except for the person we hoped would want them the most. A quote by Mother Teresa my mom made note of.

My brother, one year older

Oh, here’s the photo my mom made.

Christmas Day 2017

Started the day with family and ended with friends playing some of that What Do You Meme, a card game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity, but maybe a bit more “blue“. Best seat in the house that day? Lola under the Christmas dinner table getting snacks from everyone:

Thanksgiving

Mental note: Tell everyone to laugh like they’re holding a salad and pass the potatoes so my Thanksgiving photo will look like that Normal Rockwell painting. As it stands, family and friends gathered potluck-style at mom’s and we were hyper-focused on digging in. By the time desserts were sampled, we were all smiles. My nephew […]

ThreeSixty

Birthday brunch for my brother at ThreeSixty—or what I used to know as the Revolving Restaurant back when I was there for Prom… in 1990. Friends have asked me how the food was and I’ll say this: It’s not cheap (but there are coupons floating around) and I think the view is worth it. The […]