Cousin Camp 2015

All Posts Cousin Camp in Winter Park, Summer 2015 I would have loved to have been able to be there and enjoy seeing them all together. I hope they continue to enjoy each other’s company as they grow...
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After the Ball

I wonder what she’s thinking… Not many good shots from this year’s dance recital. The lighting is difficult, to say the least. But, I do like this one.
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OLLI: Writing our lives

The is the 3rd or 4th time round that I have taken part in the “Writing Our Lives” class offer through our local OLLI@Auburn organization (Osher Lifelong Learners Institute at Auburn). I’m just a beginner! The class is filled with people who have...
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Cousin Camp 2016: first images

Once again, I’m not at Cousin Camp. But, I can enjoy the pictures. There’s a new kid in town this year:  Luke is probably not sure what’s going on, but he seems to be taking it in stride....

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Welcome Luke

Luke showed up yesterday. He weighed in at a healthy 8lb 9oz and is doing very well. I got to hold him for a while, which is one of the most pleasant of my recent experiences. I pray that this child will be healthy, happy, safe, gentle and kind. I pray for him to...

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Cousin Camp 2015

All Posts Cousin Camp in Winter Park, Summer 2015 I would have loved to have been able to be there and enjoy seeing them all together. I hope they continue to enjoy each other’s company as they grow...

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Jackie’s Lasagna

PrintJackie’s Lasagna Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients1½ lb lean ground beef 1 lb lean ground pork 1 med onion, finely diced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1-28 oz can tomatoes (puree in blender) 1 15 oz can tomato sauce 3 small cans tomato paste 1 can sliced black olives,...

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After the Ball

I wonder what she’s thinking… Not many good shots from this year’s dance recital. The lighting is difficult, to say the least. But, I do like this one.

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Scrapbooking the Girls

Avery Makes 4 from the Seaside Half weekend 2013 Over the weekend, I made a couple of pages. I needed to update my office to include photos of the newest little one, Avery. Other scrapbook pages: Avery Makes 4 from the Seaside Half weekend...

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Kaufman’s Nana Bread

I’ve been making this banana bread recipe since Meg passed it on in the early 1970’s. Yes, I gave up Crisco and now use coconut oil, which is even better! And I measure the bananas quite generously.

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    We went to mass at a place rather distant from my home parish this weekend. Distant as in miles, distant as in Presence. A nice blessing of the palms in the square in front of the church. A procession. A well rehearsed chorale accompanied by a pipe organ in mass. A leader of song up […]
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