Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Home is where...

the Cookie House in the distance

the roads are straight,
the wind is strong, and
the ditches are enormous.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

414 tea


Last month we had a 414 reunion at Sara's house. It was a highlight of my month.

all four of us were there... Susanna was taking this picture

These gals are a special part of my life and it was an incredible treat to spend a few hours with them. 
(it was also a very welcome study break!)

In pop terminology, our afternoon was "hygge."

special touches by Sara :)

As we sipped our tea, we munched on miniature cucumber cream cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit, and chocolate chip cappuccino bread (warm out of the oven, compliments of Sara).
And, of course as we ate, we chatted...

What started as a four 'o clock tea ended well after dark.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

spring hike


Heather and I spent a bit of time on the Appalachian Trail a couple weekends ago.
We started at Scott Farm, a portion of the trail I had been on before,
and which is home to an amazing number of wildflowers.

It was a perfect afternoon for a leisurely spring hike.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Abel time :)

working with Auntie Julie... he slept on my lap while I typed and his mommy napped :)

Abel and I had such great times in Michigan.


I couldn't get enough of his cute little face... His tiny hands and miniature cry...
soooooo adorable.

I'm definitely in love.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fresh Cranberry Muffins with Oats and Chocolate Chips


Once upon a time ago I baked these muffins. I took pictures to share, but then never posted them.

If your mouth is watering and you want to bake your own batch of these gems,
I used my favorite Michigan Chocolate Cherry muffin recipe as the base, swapping cranberries for cherries. These cranberry muffins would be great with the addition of orange zest (I didn't have an orange when I made them or I would have added some).