|Relax - Pictures of Morgan taken in Stonington CT.|
March has brought us the most peculiar weather we've had here on the East Coast in a very long time. Snow was almost non-existent in Connecticut this past winter, in fact here in my area of the state we had snow 3 times that actually required either a shovel or the snow blower to be pulled out and used. The past few weeks it's been so nice that we had temperatures in the high 60's and lower mid 70's, though today the weather is back to a normal cold and breezy early Spring day. The flowers are all up and blooming, trees are budding, birds are chirping and it Spring has arrived. I'm hoping that all this unseasonably warm weather doesn't mean a short summer. I'm not complaining though, not me, I love this warmth ... it means more out of the house time, more time to explore and enjoy the sites in the area. Morgan has a beautiful new camera with some awesome lenses to try out and learn about, so I see many road trips in the near future.
|Keep close the things that you love!|
Picture of Morgan used on her Senior Flute Recital Invitation 2010
I've been scrap booking quite a bit lately, using up all my old supplies, and believe me there are tons of them. I can't believe how much I've accumulated over the past 12 years, paper, embellishments, tools, books, ephemera, tons and tons of photos, paints, inks, stamps, glitters, ribbons ... etc. etc. etc., but the plan is to use it up. Maybe RAK some out to friends, and create some pages that my family will enjoy looking at in the future. I have joined a new Scrap booking website called "Scrap N' Chat", it's a small group of wonderful scrappy friends, lots of challenges and inspiration, so if you're a scrapper and would like to check it out, then follow this link, register and jump right in and get scrapping. http://scrapnchat.createaforum.com/index.php
Some of the pages I've created recently are being shared in this post, can you tell that my favorite subject is my girl Morgan.
|Shine On - Picture taken in Stonington, CT. |
Morgan (Summer 2011)
I've also been cooking a lot lately, lots of baking has been included as well. Two years ago now, Brian bought me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and it remained in it's box for over a year before I finally pulled it out before Christmas 2011 and gave it a try. Morgan and I have been up to our elbows in yeast bread doughs, cheese cracker doughs, brown sugar brownies, cakes, tiramisu and many other yummy items. Thankfully when we do all this baking we've been sharing quite a bit of it with our friends and neighbors, otherwise we'd all look like beached whales. We're trying to eat out less here, and eat better while we're at the whole cooking thing, so many items are being roasted in the oven, it's another yummy way to eat. We aren't missing the fried foods, the foods laden with sauces and salt ... it takes a bit more thinking but it'll be worth in the long run. Healthier is better ... and though it has taken me many years to get to this point, I am loving the idea that I'm taking better care of myself and my family.
Sending you lots of love and kisses, Happy Spring everyone!