I have wanted to try a pavlova for YEARS, so I told my sisters that we should try to make one while they were here for Cousin Camp... I kept putting it off out of fear of failure, so my sister, Juliana, took matters into her own hands. It was a show-stopper and tasted amazing!
Thursday, July 26
Tuesday, July 24
Monday, July 23
While I was visiting New Jersey this weekend, I was able to help my father-in-law declutter his kitchen and aid my parents in switching their bedroom furniture from one room to another. It was very satisfying work and it felt very good to help! I was also given the wonderful gift of an antique barrister's bookcase, desk, and chair that belonged to my great-grandparents. What treasures! It was an utter joy to polish them up and find just the right spot for them in our home!
Sunday, July 22
It is quite rare for us to get away for the weekend with our responsibilities at the church, but Father John had a conference to attend that required him to leave Friday and spend the whole week in St. Louis. Rather than stay home, the children and I went to New Jersey to visit my husband's father and my parents. It was wonderful to get away, go to church somewhere else, and see our family!
Friday, July 20
Our daughter spotted this pretty little desk in one of her favorite antique stores a few weeks ago and has not been able to forget it. Today she realized that she was able to save enough money to purchase it, so we took a little drive together to pick it up. Once we got it home, she cleaned it thoroughly with Murphy's Oil Soap and we left it in the sunshine for an airing. It looks lovely in her room and her brothers are thrilled that she has passed on her smaller desk to them!