28 November, 2012

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
3 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. allspice
1/3 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
3/4 c. canned pumpkin
2 c. fresh/frozen chopped cranberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sift together dry ingredients
Whisk together oil, eggs, and pumpkin
Combine dry and moist ingredients, then fold in chopped cranberries.
Spoon into greased muffin tin. (Makes 12)
Bake 20-25 minutes. 
These store well in the refrigerator.
They are one of my favorite breakfast muffins!

(Disclaimer: I didn't make this recipe, but I don't remember where I found it. So, I'm giving it out, but remember, it's not mine originally.)

20 November, 2012


 The years we have to play, to be simple, to be children
slip by so quickly.
I am thankful my Littles are in the years of simplicity.

Picnics with their play food...
Fitting just right on Daddy's shoulder...
Raw, stunning beauty that takes my breath away at every angle...

 Learning, sharing, together...
Taking a chance to be young and find out new things by simply doing...

Childhood is valuable.
The molding and shaping of every moment
to become adults of character, strength, integrity, dignity.
and in the brief moments of childhood
the future is born.

06 November, 2012


Sometimes I get the most fantastic reminders of just how silly Miss Lucy is.
Whether it's finding funny little hiding places,
 or playing with really random things and being quite proud of herself over it,
or that time she decided to go help Daddy work, and was trying to put one wall screw in with another after measuring her work very carefully, 
she is my very favorite little Miss Lucy.