Friday, May 17, 2013

This Moment

:: This Moment ::

A Friday ritual. A single photo- no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. 

Inspired by Amanda of Soulemama

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Making Bread

:: Making Bread ::

Anytime we are away visiting or traveling I always feel a bit unbalanced when we get back home and get settled. I have to balance our lives and find my own center again. Today, I decided that the best place to start was making bread for the weekend. It is the best place to start. Bread is the staff of life, the life blood of our ancestors, and the roots of our history. A very good place to start....

My recipe comes from the book: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

The Cinnamon Raisin Bread 

I am never able to take pictures during the actually rolling process because of doughy fingers and a camera. 

Shhhh!! The bread is resting! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

I finished my hat in the long car rides over the past weekend and just happened to have the perfect flower to adorn it. It ended up being a lot bigger than I expected so I flipped the brim on one side and pinned the flower. I'll put up some better pictures next week when my hubby can take them. All in all it turned out pretty well. 

I also made some progress on my own pattern and should be finished it by the end of the month. So- keep an eye out for the pattern. I would have gotten more knitting done but we found out that our youngest gets motion sick in the car and I ended up taking care of her most of the way. We traveled 1400 miles in the last 7 days and sadly have not found a rental that suits us. I am beginning to get frustrated and we will have to make another trip later next month to look again. At least I'll get a lot of knitting done! Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we search for our last military rental. Two more years and then we are done and we can build/buy our farmette! 

I am still reading The Reservoir and it is beginning to drag a bit. I am sticking with it for now. 

Happy Knitting xo.

Joining Ginny of Small Things

Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Weekend

:: Our Weekend  ::

Mother's Day Morning

Our weekend was full of lots of travel and fun while we visited my family in Maryland....

* Friday was full of visiting military bases looking at housing. ( a bit discouraging)
* more travelers arriving at my parent's house
* late night chats
* celebrating Bridal shower of my future sister in law
*Saturday night family party my at parent's house
* the girls visiting with their cousins
* chilly evening, perfect for a fire pit
* Sunday morning Mother's Day breakfast & Mass
* a shopping trip for the girls
* a chilly cookout ( my brother smoked a pork shoulder, YUMM-O)
* James gave me a coupon for a duty-free day for Mother's Day.

A wonderful weekend and today we are off to look at more homes today...