faith · family · friends · life · new year

gather

This time of year is often one of reflection: looking back at the year that is bidding us adieu and contemplating the beneficial things that ought to be repeated and those areas that require action of another sort. Although it hasn’t been my custom, last year I took the Word of the Year quiz at…… Continue reading gather

coastal livin' · family · friends · life

vanishing act

If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, you’ll see a definite pattern. I’ll be writing strong and steady for a time, then I’ll seem to disappear from the face of the earth. My vanishing act regularly occurs in the summer months. This year has been no different. While there is an aspect of lazy…… Continue reading vanishing act

easter · food · friends · happy endings · life · menu planning · recipes · special days · what's for dinner?

easter feasting

Is it just me, or does food bring people together in a special way? There is something wonderful about sharing your table and the fruits of your labours (or someone else’s for that matter). Conversation flows more naturally and small silences go unnoticed as we enjoy the meal. Years ago, we would split the time…… Continue reading easter feasting

a page from our story · family · friends

family, friends & friends that are family

I’m playing a bit of catch-up here… If you remember, I mentioned that we had a wonderful visit with our Alberta girl back in April.  It had been a full year since we’d seen her–two years since our df girl and cl boy had seen her. Last week, we met our cb girl and her…… Continue reading family, friends & friends that are family

food · friends · happy endings · pinteresting · recipes

rhubarb bread pudding

Spring teased us for weeks here on the coast.  We would bask in the warmth of the spring sunshine only to be brought down to earth the next day with a cold blast.  I do believe we actually went right from winter to summer…well almost-summer, that season, too, likes to taunt me. We know that…… Continue reading rhubarb bread pudding

faith · family · friends · life

i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth…… Continue reading i am holding on