Monday, November 11, 2013

A mother's love... infinite
 (& may show up in unexpected places)

Yesterday was a good day.
Sleep has a way of clearing cobwebs and re-energizing you-for that I am grateful.
Austin has been asking me to make pumpkin bread for weeks now-I'm glad he's a patient boy!

His girlfriend, Amanda, is allergic to nuts so he asked if I would make muffins as well. Some he wanted topped with mini chips, others with white chocolate on the inside.
Sure, why not, I can't eat these anyway. They turned out scrumptious (according to Austin)
This is the only pumpkin bread I make-It makes enough for a small army...or at least 4 mini loaves & 30 muffins. This year, it's even more special because the recipe is from my mom & is in her writing.
I wasn't sad-in fact, just the opposite. I felt her presence-I baked with a smile and a happy heart.

It wasn't until I was editing my pictures that I found love.

Ok...Maybe it's just me-(and I'm really ok with that) but I swear I see a heart in that walnut.'s love for sure-

I even decorated for the season. Not my usual full blown fall frenzy, but it's enough...

...and in between all of the baking and decorating, five beauties emerged! was a good day

Today is Veteran's Day
Thank you to those who have served:
this proudly includes 
My love, Frankie (Ret. Capt. CA ANG) 
my dad, (Ret. Navy) &
 my brother, David (Navy)

Happy (grateful) snapping!


  1. lovely friend. I'm so happy to see you posting again. And what a wonderful post this is.
    And YES I do see the heart-shaped walnut. Wow, huh?
    I'm so glad you had a good day. And I hope you have many many more!!!
    Mwah! xoxoxo Love ya!

  2. After my mom passed away I inherited all her recipes and collection of cookbooks (donated over a hundred - she had a thing for books) - any way, I pulled together a sampling of her favorite recipes along with family pictures and made a book for my brother and sister. I can not begin to tell you how fulfilling it was for me to do this and the joy it brought to each of them. So I get it, I really do. I also see the heart. I am so glad that good days are coming your way.
    Thank you to your husband and family for their service.

  3. So happy to see you here...I've been checking! :)

    And girl, I see love in that walnut too...baking is therapeutic, and especially when a recipe in your mom's handwriting is involved. There are so many good memories made when family and food are combined. Love ya!

  4. Such beautiful photos. I do see the love in your bread, sent especially from your mom. :)

  5. There is a heart in that walnut! I'm so glad that you had a good day and were able to feel close to your mom through her recipe. I love the photos, especially the one with her recipe card. So special :)

  6. This looks so good. What special memories for you.

  7. Well yum...that heart shaped walnut was just your Mom sending some sweet love. I have all of my Mom's hand written recipes that are very special indeed. We remember our Mom's and take great pleasure in remembering them in special ways.

  8. I'm late to your party -- for reasons I'd rather not explain -- but I made it! Yummy bread and yes, I see the walnut heart. :)

  9. not just you. I see it too!

    a beautiful post and tribute.
    I love that you have recipes written in your mother's pen. xo


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