Sunday, January 19, 2014

52 Week Photo Project: Week 3

Frozen waterfall outside Idaho Springs.  Michael upgraded his iPhone so I got his old one which is faster and bigger memory then my old one.  I was needing it as many photos as I snap - I was running out of room. With my old iPhone - the iPhone 4 I wouldn't have been able to get this photo.  With his old 4s - I was. This was in a moving car along I-70 outside of Idaho Springs. So I was thrilled it took such a good photo.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Sunday, January 05, 2014

52 Week Photo Project: Week 1

Breakfast on New Years Day

This is an easy, versatile breakfast that has many names. I grew up with my Grandma and Dad calling them Toad in the Hole. But I have heard them called, Eggs in a Nest. It is simply an egg in a hole in bread.

The normal way is to do this in a frying pan, but then that means cooking them almost one at a time. If you are doing several, I find baking them much easier. Plus it allows me to walk away and do other things while they are cooking.

We like even having these for a quick dinner when things have been so busy during the day.

serves 4

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for sheet
4 slices sandwich bread
4 large eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings: grated cheese, finely chopped green onion, crumbled bacon, ham, chopped parsley, sliced avocado, hot sauce, and chopped tomatoes


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter (or use coat with cooking spray) a rimmed baking sheet.

Butter bread on both sides. With a cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut a 2 1/2-inch round from center of each bread slice. Place slices and rounds on sheet and bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven and flip bread.

Carefully crack 1 egg into center of each slice. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are set, but yolks are still slightly runny or cooked hard, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through (sprinkle with cheese, bacon, ham, onion, if using, during last minute of baking). Serve with desired toppings.

During the holidays - I used heart, star, snowflake shaped cookie cutters. With Valentine's approaching, I will be doing these for breakfast with crumbled bacon and cheese on top and using a heart cookie cutter on the bread.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Chrsitmas 2013

New Christmas tree ornaments we got for our tree this year. If anyone knows where I can get a Unicorn Christmas tree ornament please tell me. Wendy loves Unicorns so we want to get one for her.

This year we traveled so much that I didn't get the tree up until 8 days before Christmas. So I didn't get to mail out cards, gifts or really do anything special like bake. I made 2 things and those were for parties we went to and that is it.

But even though it wasn't our usual Christmas - it was one of the best. I really can't imagine having a better one. 

Daft Punk

Sunday, December 29, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 52

So I did 52 weeks of photography. Most of the time I just wanted them to little moments in my life. I think for the most part looking back on them they did. February 2013, Michael upgraded our phones to iphones and in doing so it opened my eyes to life differently.  Paying more attention to just the moments around me. Feeling my joy in those moments. All of them have just little stories with them. Some I won't remember next year and some I will. But all were my life. I love that I see it unfolding like this now.

I look forward to 2014. I know it is going to be a fabulous year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


We had a marvelous day celebrating Christmas. Wendy was with us and we really had a fun, relaxing day. We ate, unwrapped gifts, played games, acted goofy, napped, and watched movies.  We went to church with her for Midnight service on Christmas Eve/Christmas. It was just a really beautiful Christmas full of love, laughter and joy!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 51

A pink sunrise in Grand Junction.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 50

We have been traveling a lot and also in Denver a lot so this view is becoming common for us.  But this day we went down it - it was stunning with the snow and water. This is Glenwood Springs Canyon.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 49

Late night drive back to Denver again. Trees and moon in Edwards.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 48

Every Thanksgiving Michael and I watch The Polar Express after having our feast.  From the first time we watched many years ago, I wanted to find the silver bell. This year  I found one at Hallmark so picked it up and surprised Michael with it right after watching it. He loved it. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 47

I love the Denver Public Library building. We were in Denver for work and I noticed the lights and the colors in the snapped a photo.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

52 Week Photo Project: Week 46

My love surprised me with a rose out of the blue.  I am a lucky girl.