Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall may have FINALLY arrived around here~
and what better way to enjoy it than with some Friday night football (cookies)!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


by 6:30 a.m., the cinnamon rolls were risen and ready to bake!
by 7, mmm, yummy breakfast-ness~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

mmm, homemade cinnamon rolls...
beginning with my sad, ancient mixer...but still going oh so strong!
then, dough that's so soft and silky and taking a rest...
next, it's a few scrap cinnamon rolls I managed to save for my family
and the big ones that james will deliver to his work...
all we need now is for them to rise, get baked and then
smothered in some cream cheese icing! mmmmm....

Monday, October 12, 2009

a new chapter

on saturday, october 3rd, a new chapter began in our life.
I wonder if anyone is ever REALLY prepared
to marry off their daughter...
oh the proposal was too sweet, the planning was/is fun,
seeing how God brought two people together is awesome,
but the fact remains...that you are on a path
that leads to a wedding ceremony!
we are currently on the hunt for that perfect venue
to have this little fall shindig next year...and it IS a hunt indeed
--- as we will not be joining the $27,000 club
(the average cost of a U.S. wedding)!!!
melody has been collecting ideas for quite some time...
and as soon as that location is reserved,
the carrying out of those ideas can begin.
I must say it already feels a bit overwhelming at times...
the ideas, all of the details and the accomplishing of those
are two different things!
oh, how I wish my mom were here!
I am really wondering how on earth we will ever pull this off
without her!
And how will we do it for two more daughters?!?!?!?!?!?
oh, calgon, take me away!

Friday, October 2, 2009

james' 45th bday celebration with tom & brenda....
and about to partake of seared cow flesh, mmm!