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I am going to be very wordy so that I have a place to expand my text. Sister Donna entered the Congregation in 1966, as change was sweeping society, church, and religious life; flexibility and adaptation to change have been a constant in her life. She is a woman of...

Pumpkin Pie

ūüôā My aunt Priscilla gifted me with several quick, delicious recipes. This pumpkin pie recipe is so easy and so good. I loved it from day one, but it got even better when I started preparing my own pumpkin instead of canned. And, I'm generous when I measure the...

Bread of Life

I recently decided to take up the art of sourdough. Then "quarantine" came along and I can't actually put myself in an expert's kitchen in close quarters and I've had to go searching for instruction elsewhere. Voila! Youtube to the rescue. My friend, Leigh sent me a...

Christmas Markets on the Rhine

Back in December we took a river cruise:  Christmas Markets on the Rhine. We flew in to Zurich and spent a couple days before moving on to Lucerne for a couple of nights and then to Basel to embark on the river cruise on AMAWaterways aboard the  AMAMora. This was an...
We Are Family

We Are Family

Family gathering at the Grange Hall in Saco ME... locals and well as those from Florida, France, Alabama, England and...

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

BlogThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day....

Notes to self

Notes to self

Some great places to learn Divi and get help: (list to be updated regularly, I hope) Elegant Themes Blog - the creators of Divi offer some good ideas and tutorials Quiroz.co - tutorials and more DiviThemeExamples - examples of themes, tutorials and more DiviSoup -...

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Fall in New England

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

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

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

Cousin Camp 2015

All PostsCousin Camp in Winter Park, Summer 2015I 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 up.

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Jackie’s Lasagna

Jackie’s Lasagna

My husband made this for dinner just before Christmas. The guests are still asking “When are we doing it again?”
Be prepared to take your time — but the results are worth it!

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After the Ball

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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Kaufman’s Nana Bread

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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