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 […]

Hand in hand

Figuring things out on a several fronts of late. Another round of tests at hospital with mom. Sis in town still. She’s a rock. The colors of autumn have been so lovely this year. Fiddling with aspect ratios. Tackling lists. Savoring moments. Closed out the day making soup.

Fear of clowns

Successfully surprised my sister at her annual Halloween party. She loves Halloween like no other holiday and has a get together with required costumes each year. I’d been holding back on posting pictures of my clown get-up to add to the element of surprise leading up to the day. My friends Erik and Joe were […]

Butterflies

Butterfly show with the family at Krohn Conservatory. I kind of wish they had “expired” specimens on display for photos, because these suckers are hard to pin down* and photograph. * insert rim shot

Double birthday celebration

My sister and her husband came into town to help celebrate my great-niece and mom’s birthday. The weather cooperated beautifully. We grilled out. Strolled around the farm. Flew kites. Jumped on trampolines. Pet dogs. Pestered the turkeys. And capped it off with some homemade schnecken (Virginia bakery recipe). A wonderful day.

Celebrating early

My aunt and sister came in to town to celebrate my mom’s birthday a few days early. We had a pretty dang awesome day driving around and catching up and shopping and eating and smiling. Lola wants to be over the fence. Rocco lays down funny.