Tuesday, December 9, 2014

When All Is Not Calm...Or Bright

My return to this place was meant to happen long before now.
We built a house.
We moved.
We found out we would be grandparents again.
Our twins boys were born.
46 days later one passed away.
That was 41 days ago.
I hope to return.
I just need more time.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sweater Snuggles

Looking forward to snuggling the sweetness that will soon fill this sweater!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Spreading Some Love

Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Spread

3 cups strawberries
2 cups sliced rhubarb
2-4 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

I put it all in my blender....then in the refrigerator until the next day.
Delicious....and healthy!

I will freeze some next time....
this batch didn't last long enough to make it to the freezer.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013



off on their biggest adventure yet!!!

  1. Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany
    • Day 2: Frankfurt • Heidelberg
      • Meet your Tour Director at the airport 
      • Travel to Heidelberg 
      • Take a tour of Heidelberg 
      • Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel 
    • Day 3: Munich
      • Travel to Munich 
      • Take a walking tour of Munich
        With your tour director you will see:
        • Frauenkirche
        • Neues Rathaus
        • Hofbräuhaus
    • Day 4: Munich
      • Take a guided tour of Munich
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Olympic Stadium
        • Residenz
        • Marienplatz
      • Visit Dachau 
    • Day 5: Venice
      • Enjoy free time in Innsbruck 
      • Travel via Innsbruck to Venice 
    • Day 6: Venice
      • Take a guided tour of Venice
        • St. Mark’s Square
        • Grand Canal
      • Visit the Doge's Palace 
      • See a glass-blowing demonstration 
    • Day 7: Rome
      • Travel to Rome 
    • Day 8: Rome
      • Take a guided tour of Vatican City 
      • Visit the Sistine Chapel 
      • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica 
      • Take a guided tour of Rome 
      • Visit the Colosseum 
      • Visit the Roman Forum 
      • Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome:
        • Trevi Fountain
        • Pantheon
        • Piazza Navona
        • Spanish Steps
    • Day 9: Florence
      • Travel to Florence 
      • Take a guided tour of Florence
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Piazza della Signoria
        • Ponte Vecchio
        • Chiesa di Santa Croce
        • Gates of Paradise
      • Visit the Duomo 
      • See a leather-making demonstration 
    • Day 10: Lucerne region
      • Travel to the Lucerne region 
    • Day 11: Lucerne region
      • Take a tour of Lucerne
        With your tour director you will see:
        • Lion Monument
        • Chapel Bridge
      • Optional: Mount Pilatus
        Venture to the top of Mount Pilatus, the majestic 6,387-foot peak that towers over Lucerne. In the summer, take a boat across Lake Lucerne and then ride the Pilatus cog railway—the steepest in the world—to the top. During other seasons, take a motorcoach to the base and a 45-minute cable car ride to the top, where you’ll enjoy splendid views. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended.)
    • Day 12: Colmar • Alsace
      • Travel to the Alsace Region 
      • Take a tour of Colmar 
    • Day 13: Paris
      • Travel to Paris 
      • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral 
      • Take a walking tour of Paris
        With your tour director you will see:
        • Île de la Cité
        • Conciergerie
        • Sainte-Chapelle
    • Day 14: Paris
      • Take a guided tour of Paris
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Place de la Concorde
        • Champs-Élysées
        • Arc de Triomphe
        • Les Invalides
        • Eiffel Tower
      • Optional: Versailles
        Join an optional excursion to the grand palace of Versailles, where Louis XIV held court in the most lavish style imaginable. On a tour, stroll through the elegantly landscaped gardens, the historic Hall of Mirrors and the ornately decorated State Apartments. Note: Versailles is closed on Mondays.
    • Day 15: London
      • Travel by Eurostar train to London 
      • Take a guided tour of London
        With your expert local guide you will see:
        • Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
        • Piccadilly Circus
        • St. Paul’s Cathedral
        • Westminster Abbey
        • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled)
    • Day 16: London
      • Take a walking tour of London
        With your tour director you will see:
        • The Strand
        • Trafalgar Square
        • Leicester Square
        • Covent Garden
      • Enjoy a fish and chips dinner 
    • Day 17: Depart for home

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Birthdays In Heaven

    I don't know if birthdays are celebrated in heaven, but Happy 10th Birthday Hannah!!!  Grammie loves you and misses you so much!!!