Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015


One of Naomi's creations.

Saturday, December 26, 2015


There were some adventures on the way, but everyone made it home for Christmas. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Naomi and I made Christmas wreaths on Saturday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Now that I've finished my master's classes, my reading isn't limited to passive voice, peer-reviewed, dry texts with in-text citations followed by reference lists. 

Friday, December 18, 2015


Last week there was much studying as the college students in our midst prepared for final exams. Yesterday there was much rejoicing as the last exam was completed.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Hot chocolate

After singing at the Dow Gardens last Friday, the carolers came to the Cookie house for hot chocolate, caramel corn, and cookies. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Chicken soup

Last week I made chicken soup to share with my colleagues at work.

Monday: bought a chicken
Tuesday: cooked chicken
Wednesday: made soup
Thursday: put soup in containers
Friday: transported and served the soup

Friday, December 11, 2015


Some days I need to take a trip to the lake, even if that trip is only through pictures.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015


Flowers on my desk make me happy.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Games and snacks

Aaron and Lauren Mae invited us to their new house for games and snacks one evening last week.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015