Monday, November 11, 2013

A mother's love...

...is 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.


Oh...it'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!


Yeah...it 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!
xo
Kelly

8 comments:

  1. Awwww....my 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!

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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.

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  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. :)

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