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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Together: (adv.) in cooperation; with united action; conjointly.

After I came home from class this morning, the kids and I decided it would be fun to make cookies. Nora was a big 'help.' The little apron she has on can be bought here, at one of my favorite stores. Ever. I can walk in there and just get so many ideas, feeling refreshed and motivated all at once.

Every one getting their turn...

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies ready for the oven. Paul had made these a few weeks ago for dinner at my sister's house, and I haven't forgotten how good they were! So, now I remember why I hesitated baking them-- because I eat them!

While we waited for the cookies to finish baking, the kids enjoyed playing 'Carmen SanDiego' with their friend who is spending a couple days with us while his parents are away. I realized today that because of this game, all 3 of our kids are beginning to know more about geography than their mother. Joel, Connor and Nora all enjoy having an extra playmate. He's certainly an easy house-guest!

The finished product-

Two expert taste-testers:

Next week has a lot coming up for me within the realm of photography, and I can't wait to start on some new experiences. I'll keep up this photo journal as I go throughout the week.

Today was a good day, filled with lots of chatter, many episodes of laughter and good, homemade smells. We enjoyed just being home--together.

"A year, ten years from now, I'll remember this: not why, only that we were here like this, together."
-Adrienne Rich, American essayist, poet. (b. 1929)


  1. Yum! any chance of some of them being shipped out here to Illinois????? Looks like you guys had fun!

  2. Just wondered how the knees of Norie's jeans got so stained making cookies!

  3. Um yeah when i was out there i still didn't get any of those cookies i guess you are going to have to give me the recipe and i am going to have to make them myself. they just look so good!