Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sunday school

Some of the best lessons result in messy hands.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016


I have received several compliments about my clock, which Amanda gave me several years ago and which recently found a home in my office.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Birthday cake

Another of Naomi's creations

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pellet stove

I don't use my stove much anymore--wood pellets have gone up in price and natural gas has come down. So, when I do fire up the stove, it's a notable event. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016


So far this season my driveway has claimed two victims. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bear burger

Libby made burgers from bear meat that someone had given us. They were good. So good that the next day Dad discovered that Brian had swiped the leftovers for his lunch. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Mulberry Cafe

Julie and I met up with our friend Lydia in Clare last Saturday, and we lunched at the Mulberry Cafe, which is part of the historic Herrick House. The atmosphere was charming and the mushroom soup inspired me to try making my own at home. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Office art

If you happen by my office, this is what you will see on one wall. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Reading time

As you can tell, various members of the family spent time reading over Christmas vacation. (I even looked at Joel's combine book). 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Healthy food

I felt very healthy when I looked at my purchases from the Amish bulk food store in Clare. 

Monday, January 4, 2016


Kaelyn tried my "studio" when she was at the Cookie house last week. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016


Kaelyn and me taking a selfie.
I rewarded myself for working full time with an iPhone.

Friday, January 1, 2016