Sunday morning early we set off for Niles, MI, to watch our son compete in the Master's ice carving competition and to meet up with the Bankers, good friends from way back. We lived and worked on the same team in Germany and Austria and ministered in Eastern Europe. We were just starting our families back then. In fact, Donna let me wear some of her maternity clothes when I was carrying Stephan, the now 'famous' ice sculptor!
Monday I became keenly aware of the mess that surrounds me, and was motivated to aggressively go about setting up a writing area upstairs. Here's the clean desk. I love it!
No before-photos. Believe me, the desk was buried.
I threw away a lot of teaching-stuff. It's easier to say goodbye now after a year.
Very timely, indeed, as this week I started another online writing course. These are my text books.
These are mere beginnings, but I am committed to keep on keeping on at whatever pace and for however long it takes to sort out our accumulated stuff and record our life stories.
Two very tasty new recipes this week won the approval of my hubby, but I only remembered to photograph one of them, the Chicken and Pepper Stew With Olives from the January issue of Real Simple.
What's worse, I can't even find the recipe now. It was a most delicious combination of pasta with roasted garlic and butternut squash. Very yummy!
Saturday, we celebrated Elijah's fifth birthday. I chose only three photos.
The birthday boy
Of course, I must be true to my blog theme and include a Meemaw Moment.
Here is Zion again later, cleaned up after a major blowout!
I just couldn't resist this opportunity to show off my gordito.