Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I almost titled this post, "pathetic," but I thought that would sound pessimistic,
and I'd like to believe these little herbs will grow abundantly over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Grill Master

Sara love, love, loves to grill.

So she bought a little grill,
and we all enjoy her outdoor cooking.

We even share the good smells with our neighbors ;)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Faith Love and Fancy

Sometimes I forget just how lovely music concerts can be...

A couple weeks ago Sara and I went to the Susquehanna Chorale's spring concert.
It was like eating a divine dessert, skillfully crafted for our ears.

absolutely stunningly gorgeous

I don't know how I can forget the delight of quality music.

This was my first "real" concert since returning to American soil.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

red love

My boss and his wife own and operate a small strawberry farm out in the country here in Pennsylvania. Since Sara, Sharon, and I all had a free morning today, and strawberry season has just started, we planned a berry-picking outing.

ooolala or umyumyum

I've missed strawberry season in the States the past two summers, plus I've been waiting for years to visit Jonathan and Erica's berry farm. So, our berry picking trip was a pretty exciting event.

And after we returned with nearly 20 pounds of berries, Sara, Sharon, and I prepared a lovely luncheon of waffles, strawberries, and cream...

...which we enjoyed on the lawn.

DE.lish :)

What a lovely morning!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

that looks like home to me...

Every time I fly home, I watch for neat, square plots of flat land...

And every time I see those straight lines and flat fields dotted with farmhouses and barns,
I get excited.

Because that's what home looks like.

And I love it.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


work-in-process, WIP

Not too long ago...
Amy and Naomi donned their aprons and created 15 cakes to be served at Josh and Betsy's wedding.

The cake creating was a major process,
and the final product was a beautiful and delicious success.
(I wanted to say it was a smashing success... but... that word didn't quite seem appropriate since there really was no smashing :)

I helped by mixing 8 batches of frosting the morning before the wedding as 
Amy and Naomi frosted cake after cake...

in action

ready for transport!


Artsy Amy added a special touch and wrote the cake types within the squiggles on top of the cakes!





Sadly- I have no final shots of the cake table at the reception. 
Visit Amy's blog here for photos of the impressive cake display.