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Traditions

Sundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon

Sundae Crêpes: Blackberry Lemon

Gabriel and I stayed in all weekend. We played Super Mario Wii until I developed carpal tunnel. We enjoyed strawberry crêpes on Saturday, and blackberry lemon crêpes on Sunday. Gabriel told jokes, and I giggled. We developed a new tradition: Sundae Crêpes. Blackberry Lemon Crêpes […]

Trimming the Tree

Trimming the Tree

Holly Jolly Sisters brings you, Trimming the Tree! Is it any surprise that Gabriel and I have a Christmas Tradition that consists of decorating our tree with seasonal fruits and candy? Over the years we have used rice kripsy treats decorated as presents with colored […]

Thanksgiving Pie

Thanksgiving Pie

I presume most of us start eating dessert early Thanksgiving morning; I know I do. This tradition started as a child – I remember watching my Mother every Thanksgiving Eve rolling out pie dough on the huge black countertop in my parent’s home. There were […]

Goblin Feast

Goblin Feast

In our childhood home my brother Michael, and my sister Pammy and I would get all dressed up and be ready to go trick or treating every October 31st by about 2:30 pm. Of course, that was far to early to start knocking on doors, […]

Pretty in Pumpkins

Pretty in Pumpkins

There is just one thing that truly makes Halloween… Just one thing that one must not be without when celebrating this tasty holiday… Of course, costumes and candy and are an absolute must, but what would Halloween be without pumpkins? Gabriel and I love to […]

Happy Birthday Big Brother!

Happy Birthday Big Brother!

Tonight we remembered Michael’s birthday, he would have been 34 this year. It was sweet and simple; just me, Pamela, Jill and our families celebrating life, and one whom we loved so much. We spent the evening at the park and ate German Chocolate Cake-it […]

Sparkle Patriotic

Sparkle Patriotic

Happy 4th of July my Fellow Patriots! Gabriel and I are getting ready to head out to commemorate this Independence Day with an annual tradition of attending a colossal fireworks show, this year to the Stadium of Fire. In years past we have viewed the […]

Words of a Prophet Day Two

Words of a Prophet Day Two

Blackberries grow in wild abundance here in Oregon, especially near the creek by which I live. You should see me in late August; I never learn to wear a long sleeved shirt and my arms take a beating from the bushes. I could simply go […]

Come Listen to a Prophets Voice Day One

Come Listen to a Prophets Voice Day One

A little while back in Primary, one of the leaders was explaining to the children that we wouldn’t be meeting the following week because it was General Conference, when immediately one of the children yelled out, “That means doughnuts!” Being a huge proponent for any […]

Jour de Valentines Français

Jour de Valentines Français

I’ve been really excited to write this post, because let’s be honest, part of being a girl is bragging about the wonderfully romantic things your significant other does, and publicly… makes it even better! I love holidays (this you know) and I pretty much handle […]