"Circumstances and situations do color life but you have been given the mind to choose what the color shall be" John Homer Miller (1904)
This is a man who values the family unit and loves being surrounded by his family and friends.
This man we all call Pop is loved by so many!
We love you Pop and we are praying hard! I so believe in the power of positive thinking for sometimes it is half the Battle!
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" Ralph Waldo Emerson
The girls also got to spend some time with their cousins Neve and Gabby who they don't get to see often. Sleepover was in order of course! ;-)
Here they are with Neve making the ingredients for creating clay figures.
Nana's house always has some project in the works ;-)
The masterpieces! ;-)
Here they are with Gabby getting ready to head out into my parent's yard! 5 acres of fun!
Here Kathleen found an old beehive. My mom's friend made the hat and scarf for her and I think it looks so pretty with her skin and hair coloring. :-)
They always have such a wonderful time at Nana's and Poppop's house!
My dad had found an interesting series he ordered about colonial cooking and we watched a few episodes from the DVD's while we were there. Very interesting chef named Walter Staib who cooks recipes from early colonial times over the hearth. He actually gets to cook at historic sites such as Monticello!
You can find out more about Walter here
He also has a cookbook full of original recipes and recipes from the times.
You can find out more about city tavern here
He also mentions in his videos about cooking with white pepper, which back then was used to make dishes look prettier without the black flakes. My parents had some on hand to share.
I just find history and vintage things so very intriguing. A meal back then was quite a grand affair! Just watching him duck in and out of the large kitchen ovens and maneuvering those heavy cast iron pans and more certainly makes me appreciate the meals he is cooking! Not to mention the amazing produce he has freshly on hand, mostly from the gardens of the places he is cooking from. Definitely worth checking out his site. His accent is a little hard to understand but the more you watch the more you pick up what he is saying.
My dad also enjoys cooking this way, but I couldn't talk him in to being featured on my blog. He likes to remain anonymous :-)
Have a great day!!!