Antique School Books


Last week my dad brought me a couple of books that have been in the family a few years. A few years as in...well, this one was used by my great-great grandmother when it was new. Check out that date. Here's her signature. Dad and I really enjoyed looking through the (brittle, delicate!) books and seeing her handwriting and notes. The content of the book was a lot of fun to browse through, as well. In fact, it might just come in handy for homeschool. Then there was … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookies


I'm no pro, but I really, really enjoy decorating cutout cookies. I only do it a couple of times a year, but that might change in '15, because it's just s'darn fun. Once we declare Christmas break around here, all I want to do is bake, knit, and watch Christmas movies by the fire. Speaking of knitting, I swear that it has really upped my patience level and steadied my hands some. That certainly helps in decorating cookies! Scroll quickly through these photos and cross your eyes a little … [Read more...]

Just a Few Colorado Photos


I am a bad, bad blogger. Forgive me. Or don't. It's cool. Two months after our Colorado trip, I finally dumped the photos onto my computer. I've barely begun to sort and edit all the ones I love, but who really wants to see 300 vacation pictures, right? Keep in mind 3 things when looking at these. I'm very, very rusty with photography and editing. One of my lenses took a fatal fall. The other lens I had with me quit autofocusing the day after we got to CO, so I had to get used to … [Read more...]

Soft Foods to Eat After Dental Surgery & Tooth Extraction


We have probably all experienced at some point the need to eat soft food for days (or even weeks) after some type of procedure. Of course, we're always told to eat Jell-O™, ice cream, milkshakes (without the straw!), broth, etc. Boring! Especially boring if you're not really an ice cream person! I've been going through a series of dental procedures for awhile. Extraction, fillings, root canals, bone grafts, implants, and on and on. I've still got quite a few oh-so-fun visits like these … [Read more...]