Friday, October 30, 2009

The long awaited day.

thanks to for the beautiful photo

I have been waiting for this day for a couple of months now... needless to say I am sooo EXCITED that it has finally arrived!!! Today our little family is going to take some time out of our daily grind to commemorate this very special season in our lives. Our long time family friend and photographer extraordinaire Karly Ford is going to help us with this wonderful project. We will be traveling up to Sunpeaks after lunch to spend our afternoon frolicking in a winter wonderland of a backdrop for our photos. These will be our first family photos since Simon was born, and he is nearly one year old. So we have a few very special milestones that we'll be capturing today.
If you are not familiar with Karlys work I strongly suggest you take a look. Of course I love to support local talent, but our supporting her has little to do with the fact that she is local, but more to do with the the simple truth that she is amazing!
Here is her website ... dive right in.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So you bake like a pro eh?

Some of us are uber talented in the domestic arts...others are not. I have a little secret for those aspiring Marthas out there who just aren't quite cutting the mustard. Treasure this gift and use it for those moments when you need to support the fascade of domestic diva. These tasty treast are extreamely easy. Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 c mashed banana
1c miracle whip
3/4c brown sugar
2 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 c chocolate chips

Mix bananas, brown sugar, & miracle whip;
Mix soda, flour, & choc. chips, add to banana mixture;
Fill muffin tins & sprinkle with a bit more sugar;
Bake 350 for 20 - 25 min.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The sinister seach for jack

I love nothing more than a memory making adventure! With every new season fresh ideas emerge and the hunt for a new and exciting excursion is on. I am finding a maternal obligation to nurture these findings into meaningful traditions more than ever before. This no doubt being the result of the arrival of Simon our son.

It was a stormy Sunday afternoon when we ventured out to claim our choice carving pumpkin. Wind biting cold and rain coming down, we braved the elements to find...a frost bitten, putrified decaying patch of pumpkin. Mmmm...

I suppose it's off to the supermarket for our collection of festive gourds this year! With Halloween fast approaching and Thanksgiving already gone our pumpkin patch calamity is just a wee bit belated, but nevertheless much appreciated.