Thursday, October 31, 2013


It's Halloween! It is grey and rainy here in the midwest. But that is nothing new - it's generally is either rainy or cold (or both!) around here on October 31st. I remember many a Halloween back in the day when I was all excited to put on my costume, only to have to cover it with either a winter coat or raincoat while we went trick-or-treating! 
This year is especially fun because it's my grandson Jase's very first Halloween! My daughter took this photo early this morning. I think he a makes a darn cute little Jase-n-stein! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


"Pizzi" is what my daughter used to call pizza when she was a little girl. Sometimes we still refer to it as Pizzi. I found these 6-inch pizza pans at Homegoods a while back and thought I would put them to use last night. I didn't have any pizza dough on hand, but I did have a couple of small cans of Pillsbury Grands Jr. Buttermilk Biscuits (5 rolls per tube) in the fridge, so I used those to make the crust. Spray each pan with PAM and then using your fingers, press the biscuit dough onto each pan (2-1/2 biscuits per pizza).
Spread canned pizza sauce on each crust using the back of a spoon and then top with your favorite toppings. (I used green peppers from my daughter's garden and onions.) Finally, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake the pizzas in a preheated 400-degree oven for 9-12 minutes or until crust is golden. Enjoy!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A ride through the country

I spent a few days at the cottage and really enjoyed the beautiful autumn palette of colors. Isn't Mother Nature glorious?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Baby of Mine

It's hard to believe, but exactly 30 years ago, this beautiful little girl entered the world.
Her father and I couldn't have been more proud!
All our favorite memories revolve around her.
 She has brought so much happiness into our lives (and she still does).
 This mischievous little girl . . .
. . . Grew into this gorgeous, bright woman.
She married this wonderful man,
and eventually started a family of her own.
 Life has come full circle 
And now she understands the love a parent has for their child.
Happy 30th birthday my dear Natalie Jane!
I Love You!!!!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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