Feb
17

Let’s start with cake…

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We usually drag birthdays out as long as possible around here. The day you were born is an important day to celebrate so why not do it over several days or even a week! Although Hannah doesn’t turn 12 until Tuesday, we began the festivities with a birthday cake with friends last night. I made […]

Nov
25

Turning 8 and a Sleepover

While talking to my mom the other day she told me she had been a bit disappointed with second and edgemont as of late. thanks for the nudge mom, you’re right, i’ve been a bit absent. she even reminded me i hadn’t posted about norah’s birthday yet! our little norie turned 8 this november. her […]

Feb
18

11 years ago today i became a mama. it was the one thing i was certain i wanted to be ever since i was a little girl. and when your papa and i started dating at 19 years old we began talking about being parents almost immediately. i think we even picked our boy and […]

Feb
17

A Birthday Brunch

and the celebrating continues. this morning we had friends and family over for a birthday brunch for hannah. we made a very large dutch baby (a recipe from a bed and breakfast on our honeymoon to alaska), potato hash with spinach and eggs, fresh fruit, cream scones and salty dogs made with fresh squeezed ruby […]

Feb
17

well it seems as if we are all wearing our stay at home weekend well. everyone is on the mend and feeling like their old selves again. the last few days have been full of playing games, hot baths, making music, watching, finishing up knitting projects, reading library books and lots of baking including homemade […]

Feb
12

A Game Party

on sunday hannah celebrated her 11th birthday with friends for a game party. we had 3 stations set up with different board games and card games. there was jenga, skip bo, milles bournes, boggle, mastermind, battleship, sorry, scribblish, wildcraft and blink among others. there were peanuts and pretzels on each table for snacking and for […]

Nov
10

pancakes and pjs is what norah suggested for a birthday party this year. hannah and her friend were the waitresses and took orders for different shaped pancakes and toppings. it was norah’s star birthday this year. 7 years old on the 7th. happy birthday to my spunky girl who embraces life at it’s fullest each […]

Jun
29

when i was a farm apprentice many moons ago i worked with someone who had previously worked as a baker. throughout the season we would bake all sorts of things together including all of the recipes from his bakery. i left that year with a stack of papers with those recipes doodled all over them […]