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Day to Day Life: Week Fourteen

A little peek at the last week:

A surprise breakfast. Black coffee (as per the usual). Bagel stuffed with cheese and chicken sausage ala La Baguette.
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I watched this video approximately 10 billion times after my brother shared it. My 2 1/2 year old niece… Buh-byeee!

Our wisteria is beginning to bloom… one of my favorite scents!
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Apples, apples, apples!
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For the best dang apple crisp. Made even better with Three Twins Madagascar vanilla ice cream!
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The iPad makes a decent Chicken babysitter.

Silas Henry had his first baseball scrimmage of the season.
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Then the season began this Saturday and they had their first real game. He was phenomenal at pitching. Five strikeouts in the two innings he got to pitch!
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A pasta mess for dinner one evening…
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A quick afternoon burst of hail…

One of my favorite throw-together meals. Burrito bowls!
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I went up to my husband’s office one day and was so dang hungry… but all I could find in my purse was this minty chocolate truffle pig to eat. Hehe!
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Oh hey, a midweek selfie.
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I went to the grange co-op to buy a bag of potting soil… When I got home I made/had a plethora of plant babies!
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Last minute Easter dinner, featuring lemon butter seared salmon, scalloped potatoes, and a big ‘ole salad.
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I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! : )

Day to Day Life: Week Eleven

A glimpse at the last week:

This smoothie.
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Last minute husband portrait taking.
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Cheeseburgers for DAYSSSS (or really, a meal and a half).

My brother sent along this photo of my niece early in the week. Sweetness overload!

Peppermint chai matcha latte with a side of creep!

Smothered veggie burgers times three.


Rainy days around here!

Water polo spring season is well under way. Vincent and his lady, Izzy, who’s also a goalie.

Scalloped potatoes one night with Tofurky brand smoked ham.

Light, fluffy batter…

For my favorite waffle recipe yet!

This guy performed in his school’s talent show. I can’t seem to upload a video, but will keep trying… Here’s a pre-show photo for now. ;)

Homemade Chinese food one night. Sweet and sour tofu with shoyu fried rice.

Daffodils are blooming! One of my favorite early spring blooms.

I hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Day to Day Life 2015:
Weeks Nine and Ten
Week Eight
Week Seven
Week Six
Week Five
Weeks Three and Four
Weeks One and Two

Day to Day Life: Weeks 51 + 52

We are at the last week of December and 2014! How can that be? Here is a glimpse at the last couple weeks:

My husband played at the Applegate Lodge one night. This guy was carved into one of the lamps in the room we stayed in. So jolly! ;)


Christmas Boy, sleeping under the Christmas tree.


Homemade pizza with veggie chicken, herbed ricotta, goat cheese and mozzarella.


Silas’s class had a Solstice party before going on winter break. Craig played “Here Comes the Sun” along with the kids.


We had a dessert party with our new neighbors. I brought these whoopie pies as per request.


A winter vacation tradition – water polo pick up game with alumni players.


Our friends Janet and Ray gave us this piece of this Oregon-caught king salmon. Craig and I finally got to enjoy it, pan seared then topped with a little homemade barbeque sauce, and cabbage with microgreens tossed in a lemon garlic vinaigrette. SO DAMN GOOD!


Silas is playing in a more competitive basketball league this year. He had his first pre-season game recently.




This was a busy baking Cookie Monster kind of day…


Crazy beautiful winter skies around here lately…



Cuddle party of two while trying to figure out the kids’ early Christmas present — an XBox I and new TV to go with it.


Family sugar cookie decorating can get a little iffy around here…


For Christmas Eve-Eve, Silas asked if I would make pigs in a blanket… So that’s what we had, with veggie dogs and cheese stuffed in the crescent rolls. Baked beans and potato salad on the side. Classy. :)


Christmas Eve featured homemade pizza. Green and red.


We went with Nana and the kids to look at Christmas lights around Southern Oregon after dinner that night.


There were forecasts for snow on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day… but alas, all we got was cold and rain. (That’s not a real complaint; I love cold and rain.)


First one up on Christmas morning… enjoying the quiet.


Of course I don’t wake up early unless there’s a reason. My reason was to make these from start to finish… A seven year tradition now.


Apparently I forgot/simply didn’t take any pictures on Christmas day. Sometimes I think that’s a good sign. I did get this photo of the veggie shepherd’s pie and veggie chick’n pot pie we ate for Christmas dinner…


My mother-in-law’s birthday is the day after Christmas. We took her out for brunch at Morning Glory here in Ashland, which was incredibly delicious!


A Christmas Chicken!


A second water polo pick up game…



Yesterday we did a little bit of exploring up near Mt. Ashland. The view is breathtaking, always.


It took approximately 15 tries before Silas and I got a “selfie” with both of us in the picture frame.


Snow boys.


Homemade Indian food tonight! Palak paneer, veggie chicken tikka masala with potatoes, cauliflower pakoras, homemade naan, and matar pulao (rice with peas).


A boy and his dog.


Day to Day Life: Weeks 43 + 44

Here’s a peek at the last couple weeks:

It’s my favorite season…

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Post-bath and Chicken says, “That is not a chicken! Wait. I am not a chicken!”

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I found this kombucha earlier in the week… My new favorite.

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What do you eat when you’re alone? I apparently eat a lot of eggs. Well, singular egg. With brewers yeast, Bragg Liquid Aminos and Cholula.

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Veggie chili last week sometime.

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Fall in the creek.

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Southern-inspired chicken fried tofu, mashed potatoes, creamy gravy and greens for color. And health.

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A new healthy energy/protein cookie experiment.

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Made with these folks in mind. Vincent in the goal.

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Kenya about to score for the girls’ team.

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This pudding happened…

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I love when these colors are everywhere.

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A pesto-pizza-flatbread-thingy. With fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, feta and fresh mozzarella.

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Veggie lasagna one night.

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Snuggle Chicken!

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Silas’ football team won last week and despite a loss during today’s game, they will play at Autzen Stadium (home of the Oregon Ducks) next weekend!

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Mama deer. She followed me home for half a block.

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To curb Halloween night bourbon. I am certain that last year, this was a go-to meal staple daily. For weeks. Charred homemade corn tortillas, organic American cheese, egg, Cholula.

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I have loved Vincent’s art as long as I’ve known him. There’s a uniqueness and originality to every endeavor… and this past week’s last minute art project consisting of puppets — two sets of baby twins — did not disappoint my apparent expectations.

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Miss Trick.

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A soup experiment that I shall share with you tomorrow!

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Happy Halloween from this 4th grade mobster.

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Downtown Ashland never disappoints when it comes to Halloween…

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Heading into the children’s parade.

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Saw this guy ( /these guys) downtown…

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And these creepy folks enjoying an early meal.

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As well as a conglomeration of undead, dancing in the street.

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Nana and Silas Henry.

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The Great 2014 Candy Sort.

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A treat, which may also be a trick.

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Happy November!

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I hope its been a good couple of weeks for you!

Day to Day Life: Weeks 39, 40, 41, 42!

I cringed when I just looked back to see how many weeks of these particular posts I’ve skipped… Four weeks! Life has been busy. Here’s a glimpse of the craziness:

One morning my mother in law invited me to go grape and plum picking with her… The result was 35.5 pounds of grapes and 11 pounds of plums!

And what does a girl do with all of that produce? Make 13 pints of grape jelly infused with orange zest and lavender. And then also make fresh grape juice, apple plum jam, and lots of marinara sauce (from the unpictured MASS quantities of tomatoes out of our garden).

A pretty rose for an early morning walk to the grocery store.

We’ve been out of town often for water polo… Vincent’s been killing it as the varsity goalie! He is also one of the captains for their team — a role generally reserved for senior players… which he won’t be until next year (!).

Silas’ sister also plays water polo for Ashland High School. She, too, has been a great asset for the team.

You know who else gets to go out of town for water polo? This dude.

And this dude/dudette.

My favorite food group… NOODLES.

A tiny, tiny vertical rainbow in there… Up north, near Eugene.

I went on an adventure with my friend Janet one day… Evidence of the drought we’ve been experiencing around here — the lake is essentially nonexistent at the moment.

Janet, right smack in the middle of the “lake.”

Looking like a southern Oregon photographing hippie… Photo by Jazzy Renteria (Jazzy Photography)

There’s something beautiful in this sad dried landscape (including the fact that it’ll likely be full again come spring time).

Midweek margaritas, don’t mind if I do!

Like I said… favorite food group! Noodles! Enjoying the last of our basil as homemade pesto.

A random, last minute dinner one night — red lentil coconut curry with tofu and garbanzo beans.

Chicken likes when I wear dangly earrings…

A big ‘ole southern style dinner.

Despite losing yesterday’s game, and feeling really sad about it, this boy shared a smile with his grandmother.

One of my favorite snacks. Smashed avocado on toast with lots of black pepper and flaky salt.

Hope the last few weeks have been good for you! :)