We had our annual bowling adventure last month for my birthday. I would like to say I won but that would not be very truthful. Here it looks like Eric is taller than me but it is all perspective or tiptoes. He may be 16 and too big for his britches but not yet taller than his mother. Alea(10) is catching Kevin(11) very quickly and may pass him by summer. They are 17 months apart. Nicole is a lovely young 14 year old lady. With a mind of her own, bright, thoughtful and passionate. As for Jeff and me, we are amazed to watch the transformation of our children. They are growing into funny, independent, joyful individuals.
For Christmas we got the kids a trampoline. I may live to regret that decision. They are having the best time on it. They are having their friends come over and jump on it with them. While we are enjoying the mild weather they are outside at night too. Jeff installed a spot light on my Quilt Shack there in the background.
I made a gluten free lemon cake with butter-cream frosting. My favorite, I try only to make it on special occasions. Otherwise I would make it each week and we all know where that would lead. The recipe is from