Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I've been wanting a countdown calendar since my oldest son was old enough to understand what a countdown calendar was.  This year we had one made for us.  Thanks Mom!  It turned out super cute, my mom used her Bernina sewing machine to embroider the numbers onto each little pocket.  … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

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Keeping Sabbath & Our Pancake Recipe

Two years ago I bought my best friend and I matching books titled "940 Saturdays" by Harley Rotbart, MD.  I have subsequently given it to several other friends as baby shower gifts. The book is a family journal where you can jot down what you did each Saturday.  The "940" is because there are 940 Saturdays … Continue reading Keeping Sabbath & Our Pancake Recipe

You know you might have really lost it this time if…

You know you might have really lost it this time if... your spouse comes up with a crazy idea like, "let's downsize from our 2500 sq ft home in suburbia to an RV and live on the road" and you're actually considering the idea as a viable option.  Now I know (now) that people do … Continue reading You know you might have really lost it this time if…

Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

Here is my recipe for the best carrot cake ever!  The recipe was handed down to me by my father, Gary who got it from his father, Joe.  As far as I know, Joe made up the recipe.  I remember having this cake for my dad's birthdays when I was growing up.  It seems like … Continue reading Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

“Oh Have You Seen That Girl ‘O Mine” American Immigrant Folk Song Lyrics

This is a song that my grandmother Addie used to sing to us when we were little.  My mother recently taught it to my son.  I searched for the lyrics online but I couldn't find them anywhere.  This is our best guess as to the original song lyrics.  Grandma always sang it using her best … Continue reading “Oh Have You Seen That Girl ‘O Mine” American Immigrant Folk Song Lyrics