Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Halloween Memory Lane

Halloween is such a fun holiday to celebrate as a kid.  Then as a parent, there is a new kind of joy watching your children experience Halloween. Here is my oldest son, and first born, out trick-or-treating for the first time.  Of course the mask was off as soon as he got his candy.  At least he  kept it on long enough for me to snap a few pictures. Things definitely change as they grow …

A Mother’s Treasures

The pears are real. The acorns are not. The special treasure is the wooden bowl holding them. It was made by the loving hands of my youngest son. He made it over 20 years ago in wood shop. I hold it dear to my heart as a mother would. It is great for fruit and dried flowers. I love the rustic look. No matter what your style is, a homemade wooden bowl can be added …