We headed to Chicago for the 33rd Annual Cubs Convention at Sheraton Grand Hotel off Michigan Avenue at the end of a cold January. But winter in the Windy City doesn’t scare us. We’re veterans. Passes for the Cubs Convention sold out quickly. We were some of the lucky fans who scored the hotel package […]Read more "Cubs Con"
There’s nothing special about these cupcakes, except that I made them. I love baking and decorating cupcakes, but it’s really hard to find time for this hobby (and it’s not super good for my waistline). We had a family party this weekend, so I took advantage of the opportunity to break out the mixer and […]Read more "Holly Berry Cupcakes"
I’m a big fan of eating turkey year round because it’s so delicious (juicy, flavorful, lean, healthy) and versatile (sliced, sandwiches, pot pie). For a traditional Thanksgiving meal, you can’t go wrong with a big bird. Brine it, bake it, carve it, and enjoy it. I purchased a fresh turkey for the first time this […]Read more "Gobble Gobble"
It’s a rare weekend when we don’t have anything to do and while there are plenty of projects to do around the house, I’m a fan of getting out so I don’t have to think about all the cleaning I really should be doing. Seriously. The house is a mess. There are black tumble weeds crawling […]Read more "Bushel and a Peck"
Tailgating. Fly balls. And running weiners. We took Leigh to his (and our) first baseball game at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Sunday, July 30, risky business in the middle of summer, but we got lucky and scored good weather — not too hot. Cubs beat the Brewers 4 to 2 so we stuck around […]Read more "Go Cubs (at Miller Park)"
I gained a sister over the weekend. My brother, Zachary, married Nicole on a stunningly beautiful summer day. We enjoyed 70-degree weather with a sky full of fluffy clouds with glimpses of blue. Their wedding ceremony took place at our dad’s beautiful barn in Barrington, Illinois. We took lovely photos around his 10-acre property and then […]Read more "Lil Bro Gets Married"
Watching your baby grow into a toddler is an awesome part of parenthood. Everyone warned me that they grow up so quick, but they forget to mention how awesome it is to witness. Being a part of a human being’s development is both humbling and stressful. You worry all the time about screwing something up. […]Read more "Weaning"