I LOVE YOU

A little reminder of your love. ❤️ 

Sat(door)day

   Knox Church at 16 Mile Creek, Oakville, Ontario

Veggie Tales

The markets in Germany are some of the most beautiful around and the produce is exceptional.                          Saturday Market, Esslingen, Germany

A Good Laugh

Growing up in a family of German speakers it was funny to hear the phrases my grandmother would throw out in frustration at people. I would translate the phrases in my head and laugh because the direct translation was often so ridiculous.            Wandering through Stuttgart I stumbled upon these amazing postcards.  And I thought…

How to Sort Legos 

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to keep a collection of Legos.  Our Lego collection consists of Uncle Rob’s old Legos and the kids’ new ones accumulated of dozens of birthdays and holidays.  At this point it takes up two laundry baskets as well as a few smaller plastic boxes. What? Laundry baskets?…

There is Always a First Time

For me, it was John Denver at the Omni in Atlanta circa 1980. I won’t get into other firsts but it was along the lines of John Denver. Heaven help me. So for my kids, their first concert experience needed to be awesome. And so the thought was simple: why take the kids to a…

Easiest Popcorn

Recently the kids have begun to express an interest in creating a more varied menu at home. My daughter has been reading the ingredient lists on some of the boxes. She is peppering me with questions like: What is maltodextrin? What is lactic acid? Well, before I need to explain another snack label, it was…

Gettin’ More ‘Waldorfy’

This new year brought on more commitment from me in a few areas. 1. Spend less money on frivolous things. Please note that frivolous things (at least in my book) do not include my nails or hair. 2. Commit to being more tuned in to the rhythm of my family and the seasons. 3. Slow…

Cabbage Boobs

The last time I put cabbage on my boobs was 7 years ago. “What?” you uninitiated ask. “Cabbage ON your boobs? Why, for the love of god and all that is holy, would you put a food item . . . especially a winter vegetable . . .  on your boobs? But while we are on this…

It’s all about the bass – er, pretzels.

Let me preface this post with the following: I love German. I also love Saturdays. I love a butter pretzel. I love my children. There. We have it. I grew up in the southern U.S. in the 70’s and 80’s. Having grown up in the States, the concept of Saturday school was foreign to me. My…

Bigger is Better

This past weekend I found it:  the mother of all Muskoka chairs.   No, the photo was not photoshopped.  Although when my kids saw the photo there was some confusion as to whether it was real or not. Thank goodness my husband was able to clarify the situation for the kids. A major sigh of relief was…

Early Morning Fun

Mornings as of late have included about a half hour of Pokemon. Yes, there is a Pokemon show. I admit, I have been very hard pressed to watch more than three minutes of the aforementioned show for a few reasons: 1. I do not like Pokemon 2. I do not understand Pokemon. 3. I do…