Category Archives: celebrations

Over rated and under rated

This month celebrated a holiday fraught with expectations and disappointments. Of course I am talking about Valentines Day. When I was young and single, I would dream of a perfect date hitting all the right notes… candle lit ambiance, a … Continue reading

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Birthday philosophizing

Jeremy turned 9 in May. It was fun celebrating with a family party, and then a gang of ten boys a few days later. Someone at school once said to me, “You are so good about having all these kids … Continue reading

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Spring things…

Before it is summer I figured I ought to post some Spring-ish happenings and pics from life at Brightwood Cottage.  On Easter weekend we had a visit from Vince and Petra and their six kids.  Unfortunately I failed to take … Continue reading

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Happy birthday

Happy birthday to my two little companions during the day!  These two girls keep our home lively, and each other happy. It has been so nice to see how much fun Eliza and Annika can have together. Annika is a … Continue reading

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Celebrations

May and June are full of birthdays and other celebrations. Jeremy’s 8th birthday came first, then Taylor’s 11th, and Katrina’s 13th birthday. I often feel like all I’m doing is making birthday cakes and cupcakes for a month. Fortunately Katrina … Continue reading

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Making memories

A couple weeks ago we went to Lancaster PA and met up with my parents and Irene,  Nic, Mike and Juliet, for a two day vacation. The weather was awesome, great for sightseeing and shopping, and we could even sit … Continue reading

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Snow days

It’s been a real winter this year. We’ve had so many snow days I’ve lost count of them. Yesterday it was very mild, in the 50’s, so the snow was melting fast. Today we woke up to a fresh, winter … Continue reading

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New Arrival

Well, I am sure a lot of you have heard, but here is the big announcement: On October 4, at 1:30 am Eliza Renee made her way into the world, weighing 5 lb 13 oz, 18 1/2 inches long. Thanks … Continue reading

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Annika’s birthday

Last week Annika turned two. It was a lovely warm day – I believe it hit 80F. We are so thankful to have this little girl in our lives. She keeps us on our toes with her independent attitude, and … Continue reading

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Birthday season and cake tips

Well we’ve entered birthday season in our household. We have three of our kids birthdays in four weeks, so I am always busy with cakes and parties. The system around here is that one year they get a smaller birthday … Continue reading

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