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 been there for many...
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Fall in New England

We spent a long weekend in Westerly, RI visiting my husband's family. Now that is what Fall should be like... frost in the morning, cool, clear beautiful days, and trees beginning to burst out in fiery colors. At home it was in the 80's. In New England it was in the...

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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...

read more

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.

read more

Scrapbooking the Girls

[gallery type="square" ids="1668,1667"] 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: [gallery type="rectangular"...

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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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Avery and Friends: January 17, 2014

  Avery and friends [gallery link="file" type="rectangular" ids="1575,1574,1573,1572,1571,1570,1569,1568,1567,1566,1565,1564,1563,1562,1561,1560,1559"] Avery Harper joined the family on January 16, 2014. That makes 4 [grand]girls!

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