Monday Moments: Counter Offers

When we moved into our new home just over a year ago, Carl’s one pet peeve was the island, or lack thereof. “I want it to overhang so we can put stools there,” he said. I put stools there, and the kids sat on them endlessly, but yes, they did look a little lost. “Ok, […]


Monday Moments: Anniversary

10 years with this man! We celebrated with fish and chips on the dock, and so, so much other delicious food over two days. We scrambled on rocks for hours of exercise and amazing views. See the rocky cliff wall that extends beyond the actual path? I told Carl if we’d started on this side […]


Monday Moments: May Days

May always sneaks up on us, and then flies by at lightning speed – I know summer holidays are going to be here before we know it! In regards to that, please share your tips on camping with a fearless almost-two-year-old. Constant life jacket and helmet situation? In the meantime, in the hours after school […]


Monday Moments: All Grown Up

He throws like a boy. He drinks out of big-kid cups semi-reliably. He plays family games with shades to maintain his poker face. He reads “Reformed Perspective” to stay discerning. I’ve taught him all I can.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Perfect Chocolate Chip Muffins

You know when you see those big, bakery style muffins in double chocolate, carrot, and vanilla chocolate chip and you just want to have them allllll, even if you can literally see the oil oozing out of their over-stuffed pores? I do. Chocolate chip muffins were my siren call in every box of muffins my […]