Growing Up

  I didn’t think that Jacob going to Kindergarten this year was going to bother me. I really thought that I would deal with it fine and that it would happen without much emotion from me. Then, I walked into Jacob’s bedroom at bedtime last night and he was clutching his purple blanket and his…

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Peanut Butter Perfection

  I have never been a huge fan of peanut butter cookies. It isn’t that I don’t like the flavor of them… it is just that they are so inconsistent. You never know what you are going to get when you bite into a homemade peanut butter cookie. Is it going to be crunchy? Will…

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Excuses, Excuses

  Who needs an excuse to make something cool and refreshing like sorbet? I don’t, but just for kicks and grins I will give you the top five reasons why sorbet was on our dessert menu today: The temperature today, where I live, topped at 92 degrees Fahrenheit… it was H-O-T hot! Hot chocolate just…

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Overheard

Jacob and his friend Caden were playing in his room today. I think they were playing Rescue Heroes or something. Peeking in on them I heard Caden say something to the fact that “God is in charge”…a common thing they heard at Vacation Bible School a few weeks ago. Then, to respond, Jacob said “God…

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Blueberries Get Their Day to Shine

  First of all, let me get some of the vacation details out of the way. Our vacation was really nice, minus all the bonding time we had in the car. I love my family, but 40 hours in the car reverses the love we developed for each other from the first 20 hours of…

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Summer Vacation

We are back and we survived our summer vacation. The highlights? There were a lot of them! Spending time with my brother and his family in Illinois was a ton of fun. My sister-in-law runs a very nice at home daycare, and so the kids were in heaven with all the toys and things to…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Shakes

Written for Paper Palate on the Well Fed Network When looking at cooking magazines that only come out quarterly, I expect to be able to immediately tell what season we are in by looking at the cover of the magazine. For summer, I want bright photographs full of fresh ingredients, cool treats and quick dinner…

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