Tuesday, April 24, 2012

First Camping Trip of the Season!

Karl and I ventured out over the weekend to Kettle Moraine State Park. We had a beautiful campsite up on a hill. Check out the view! Through the trees, you can see Mauthe Lake.

We grilled a pizza for dinner. Why does food always taste so good on camping trips?

The next day, we made a pineapple upside-down cake in Karl's new cast iron dutch oven.

It was amazing. We were too nervous to try flipping it over (maybe next time!).
Can you believe that perfect piece of cake was baked on a campfire? Please don't be grossed out by the dirty plate. It was round two for cake before I remembered to take a picture.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


'Tween knitting group at the library is winding down for the year. We meet September through April, so next week will be our last meeting for a long long time! I'm going to miss those knitters.

One girl is making a scarf and decided yesterday to add buttons to it. Of course I was thrilled because I got to teach her how to make buttonholes. The thing was, she wanted two big black buttons, and we didn't have any. So I said I'd get them by next week (with all the best intentions). Of course, within thirty seconds of saying good-bye to the knitters, I forgot all about the buttons I had promised.

A little while later, I got on the bus to go home. Riding along, the woman next to me turned to reach for something, and her back was basically in my face. Annoying? Yes. But guess what was on the back of her jacket, 1/2 inch away from my eyes, impossible to not see? Two big black buttons. Exactly what I needed to be reminded of! Miracle? Coincidence? I don't know, but I love it when that kind of thing happens.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter on the Lake

On Easter, we went to my mom's house with our canoe. I got to ride around taking millions of pictures of turtles while Karl and my mom powered us. We had a beautiful day and I really did take a ridiculous number of pictures of turtles. My favorite is watching them crawl from the log into the water, but I kept missing that part because I was too busy trying to snap the pictures.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Isn't my husband so darling? I mean really. But that's not the point of this post. The point of this post is...
We found 43 morel mushrooms on Saturday! Karl made them into the most delicious morel/goat cheese omelette this world has ever known. With asparagus on the side. Pure heaven. I'd like to once again apologize to those of you who did not get to marry Karl.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekend Decorating

Easter's on its way! Thanks to this post, I've now got a few sweet little Mason jar baskets decorating our mantel.