This gal has been busy since our return from Kauai! We had a house full of laughter with my two dear friends, Molly and Vanessa, in town for a long weekend of Oden-lovin’. I’ve been a Tasmanian Devil in the kitchen, busting through 8 or 9 new recipes to test kitchen products as part of my collaboration with AOL Lifestyle. Stay tuned- I hope you’re hungry! I took my first hike with snow underfoot and sweet Oden is working on tooth #8 and sleep training. Oh, and I spent Tuesday night about 30 feet from my beloved Neil Young, playing with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. I’ve had some pretty stressed out and tear-filled moments lately related to many aspects of life, but when it comes down to it, I’m a lucky woman. Take a peek at some of the reasons why!
When the varmint that ate the strawberry plant missed one…
This made me laugh out loud.
John’s dates for an evening.
We went on a glorious hike.
Cholula photo-bombed us!
I made a cheese board one evening for the ladies. (Remember this one?)
She photo-bombed us AGAIN.
Full of joy!
Oden and I took Cholula for a stroll near our house to check out colors.
Happy in the bath!
He’s on the move, people! My little roly poly.
I get to live here.
Baby’s first pumpkin!
A thoughtful friend brought me these goodies when she heard we were working on SLEEP with Oden.
Park time for Cholula.
Date night burger!
No, really, he’s going to crawl soon!
This curried pumpkin soup is coming your way soon! Yes, that’s prosciutto.
Check out my profile on AOL’s Lifestyle Collective! Lots of my recipes are featured.
My kitchen assistant is very helpful.
View from the porch.
30 weeks on the inside vs. 30 weeks on the outside!
They have a special relationship. Father and son!
Chubby little toes.
Snow day mood.
We got out into it!
In the ‘hood.
That mischievous look! Those LEGS!
What a magical night with Neil Young.
One year ago, I got caught between this moose and his date.
Two years ago, a herd of horses stopped by our campsite.
Three years ago, we got a legit snowstorm!
Four years ago, we took a pre-wedding trip to Charleston.
Five years ago, a consulting job for a travel website meant this was “work.”
Six years ago, I was visiting my little brother in Seattle!
And this is happening in the closet today. Must be game day.
You know. Just the usual bliss.
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