An exciting family trip up Pikes Peak.


Our family recently took a vacation to Colorado Springs. There was a two-fold purpose for our trip there. 1–Rest and get away from everything here at home and 2-hike up Pike’s Peak. (Well actually only my husband and his mom and brother planned on doing that part.) So here was the plan for that: My father-in-law would drive […]

October 25, 2011

Improvised ‘new road’ cake


Our first-born son loves building. To say he gets excited when he sees a new road being built is an understatement and he gets ecstatic when we get to drive on a fresh smooth new road. So he requested a ‘new road’ cake for his 5th birthday this year. I wasn’t sure exactly how I’d […]

October 19, 2011

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Book Review, Books

About a month ago our family took a little vacation to Colorado. I asked friends for some good book recommendations to pass the time in the car. One friend suggested A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I loved it. It’s one of those books that you pick up without any real expectations but […]

October 2, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw


Before we kiss Summer goodbye and snuggle up with Autumn, here’s one more recipe for the Summer Salad Series by Martha that almost got left behind. I went to the store today to get the cabbage and onion I needed to complete the recipe thinking I had everything else at home but then sadly realized […]

September 13, 2011

Garden Pasta Salad


Today, for the Summer Salad Series by Martha, I would like to introduce you to the Garden Pasta Salad. It took all day to make (because I have 3 young children not because it’s really all that difficult) and it was well worth it. I’m a fan of pasta salads but you have to know how to do […]

August 30, 2011