Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blueberry, maple, pecan salad

    Baby spinach
    Orange pepper, sliced
    Red onion, sliced (optional)
    Bleu cheese, crumbled (optional)

    1/4 cup maple syrup
    1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 cup olive olive

In a blender, combine the first six ingredients. With the blender on low speed drizzle in the olive oil. Continue blending for about a minute until the dressing is creamy. 

Refrigerate dressing. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014


My latest yummy discovery--tomatoes with fresh basil and balsamic vinegar topping smoked mozzarella cheese on a wheat cracker.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014


 Mom, Lauren Mae, Naomi and I drove north to cherry land last Friday. We went to Rennie Orchard where three of us picked over fifty pounds of cherries in less than an hour.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wet volley

My siblings were determined not to miss the opportunity to play volleyball with the Girard siblings, so despite a downpour they sent the ball sailing back and forth across the net last Saturday.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tea time

My friend traded her friend three dollars worth of garage sale junk for these teacups and now I am ready for a tea party.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Working hard

My desk at work
In May and June I was hardly working. Now, I am working hard.

I began teaching again last week. Right now I am teaching 8 credits, tutoring for 4-6 hours a week, and taking 3 credits toward my masters degree. 

When I have time to pause I remember to be thankful for my work because it wasn't that long ago that I didn't know if I would have a job in the summer.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014


Last week Naomi took a plunge and was baptized.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Brian gives Libby a lift as they work with Dad and Naomi to secure a side of the canopy during a rainstorm. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014