Are you starting to think all we do around our house is bake cookies and chocolate cake?

Unfortunately, it’s not. Brussels sprouts, tomato soup and enchiladas have made their way to our table lately too.  However, since it’s Friday, and the end of a good week, filled with good news, I’m going to share one more sweet treat to celebrate it in the form of some heart shaped, shortbread cookies.

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

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Waking to a heavy fog on Sunday morning, set the tone for the day.  We moved a bit slower, snuggled a little longer and cozied up under quilts, watched movies, read and played games.  In the morning, I ventured out to get a few groceries and snapped a couple pics of the dreary day with my phone.  The country roads and barren trees, along with the heavy sky made for moody b&w images.  Later in the day, as the fog rolled back in, across the empty cornfields, I got my big camera out to capture the landscapes.

herb scrambled eggs


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Is it spring yet?  I keep seeing these kind of comments and status updates posting on Facebook.  They make me smile a little each time I read one, as the thought has been frequently crossing my own mind lately, but I’ve been trying really hard not to complain.

I’m just going to be honest…winter is not my favorite season.  The cold settles into my bones and I literally ache from the chill.  Most days from now until April I’ll have a warm mug of something nearby.  It helps, but so do the 3+ layers I’m wearing.  No, I’m not kidding.

creamy tomato soup

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Well, it’s been awhile friends….

A big snowstorm arrived just ahead of our holidays, meaning an early start to our Christmas break.  It was the kick off to about two weeks of hibernation that set in around our house.  Staying in our pjs day after day, making blanket forts, sledding, powering down laptops and spending time as a family.  It was wonderful.  The time away from technology was refreshing…freeing even.

welcoming 2013


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