Monthly Archives: December 2012

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight iPad

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} My teenage boys are poised between childhood and adulthood, and the new year prepares to arrive. I find myself reflecting on letting go of the past and embracing the future. Nothing brought this … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Video | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

7th Quarterly Report: 101 Things in 1001 Days

I now have less than a year to complete 101 things in 1001 days. October – December, 2012: 7th Quarterly Report While I only completed four tasks this quarter, I have to say, they were pretty epic tasks: I finished … Continue reading

Posted in 101 Things | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sometimes redemption is cheesy

Cheese souffle I am baffled about what I did wrong during my chocolate souffle attempt, but I very happily saw soft peaks form on my egg whites during my second souffle attempt. Cheese souffle recipe #26 (101 things in 1001 … Continue reading

Posted in 101 Things, Food | Tagged | 1 Comment

Year in Review: 2012

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} As 2012 winds down, I review some of the fun I had on my blog this year; I became quite a bit less timid and squeamish. Year in Review: 2012 January Mamas, Don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Et Cetera | Tagged , | 9 Comments

What I Ate on Christmas

It was a day of indulgence with my family on Christmas. Breakfast Christmas Breakfast Casserole We have a Christmas breakfast tradition that I adore. I assemble a breakfast casserole on Christmas Eve and store it in the fridge. On Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

A Christmas Quest: Solve the Riddles to Find Your Present

{Check out my book on my quest to complete 101 things in 1001 days: Timid No More.} My teenage boys puzzled through with determination, trying to find their Christmas present, but I had unwittingly made one of the riddles extra … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Et Cetera, Video | Tagged , , , , | 44 Comments

10 Favorite Ornaments

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} We finally got our tree decorated this year, only three days before Christmas (better late than never). I had unpacked the ornaments three weeks earlier when I made this video. 10 Favorite Ornaments … Continue reading

Posted in Et Cetera | Tagged | 6 Comments

Best Shots

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} Closeup of a beehive #DPSBEST2012 Every picture tells a story I love the photos that capture a story I am trying to tell. Here are some of my favorite photos from 2012. The … Continue reading

Posted in Photography Challenge | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Living with the Millennial Generation Means Not Laughing at Rage Comics

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} (My attempt at a rage comic–more on this below) The generation gap has become a gulf in my household, and I struggle every day to keep up. Three quick observations: 1. YouTube Views … Continue reading

Posted in Et Cetera, Video | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

Remembrance

When horrific violence visits a small town, we shake our heads, wipe our tears, and ask, “Why?” And now is the time to ask. “Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that … Continue reading

Posted in Et Cetera | 1 Comment