Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Promise in the Sky

On the way home from work today the sun shone behind me as the rain fell in front. And then appeared the most gorgeous rainbow I think I have ever seen. So, so, vivid with a huge base. But pictures do it no justice. Though they try.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


 This little guy fell out of his nest. He was soooo cute and tried to be brave and scary, but only added to his adorableness with every pounce. :)
 This is a blurry picture but I thought it was still really cool. See his little teeth? I bet they'd hurt if he bit someone!
The furs Lydia is wearing are some that my mom had growing up.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Old Salem

To day we made an impromptu visit to Old Salem. A gorgeous day to be out!

 The Salem College campus is so beautiful!

 The shed-like house in the picture below is actually a spring and was visited by our first President, George Washington. At least, so the inscription says.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pizza, Anyone?

We have been making home-made pizza almost every Saturday that we can for as long as I can remember. A delicious tradition that I hope will not soon end. Every time we make it, our pizza comes out a little different. Sometimes we make Papa John's pizza crust and sometimes we make a basic bread dough. Most of the time it is whole wheat, but sometimes we get away with white. Sometimes we make the crust thick, and sometimes we make it thin and crispy. Our toppings vary every time from peppers, onions, tomatoes, or spinach, to pepperoni, cheese, beef, sausage, or bacon. But every time it comes out amazing! Well, almost every time.... My favorite pizza right now is as follows: the Pioneer Woman's Basic Pizza Dough, using white flour and cooked until crispy; stringy mozzarella cheese; and lots of pepperoni. Sounds delectable, huh? Well this is what I made this afternoon, except I didn't make it with only mozzarella cheese. And, yes! It was amazing!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014