I’m spending today getting ready for our annual Soup’s On New Year’s Eve Party. I’ve lost count of how many years we have been doing it. I cook up 3-4 big pots of soup, a few appetizers and desserts. Our guests also bring an appetizer or dessert to share so there is always LOTS of food! I’ll share more details on the food on Friday. I love starting the new year with good friends, good food and some fun! Some friends just stop in for a bowl of soup and then [Continue Reading…]
Archives for December 2008
After 12 straight days of snow I think we have finally thawed out. I have lived in Portland for 26 years and never remember having snow for this long! Well, when you are stuck in the house because of snow and ice what is the first food that comes to mind? Hot chocolate, homemade soup, cinnamon rolls??? Last week at our house it was ice cream! Yes, ice cream. When I announced I was making ice cream for dessert Cali’s reply was “It’s too cold!” Logan’s reply was “It’s never too [Continue Reading…]
Over the Thanksgiving break we had a family photo taken. Having a family photo taken is a lot of work! Picking out what everyone is going to wear and making sure it all works together, making sure everyone has a good haircut, finding a time when everyone is available, including the photographer, and then in our case this year – dealing with the weather. A dense fog decided to move in the morning we were to have our outdoor picture taken. Fortunately our great photographer found a pocket of sunshine! [Continue Reading…]
Merry Christmas! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas day! I wanted to share our family Christmas card with you. Enjoy your day!
Do you have a favorite word? A word that just speaks to your heart, a word that motivates and inspires you? A word that just seems to pop up every time you turn around? That word for me is Joy – it’s not an unusual word this time of year. In fact, last year I added this to my holiday decorating…. I decided that Joy was not just for Christmas but it was something I needed to remember and focus on all year long so I left it on the [Continue Reading…]
Back in 1985 a tradition was born. In Portland, if you want to see the “real” Santa, you go to Santaland at Meier & Frank (now Macy’s). So of course when we took our first baby to see Santa, off to Santaland we went. As a six month old Logan thought nothing of the funny, jolly old man and happily let Santa hold him for a perfect photo moment. Well, it was a different story the next year Our cute little 18 month old didn’t think that funny, jolly old man was [Continue Reading…]