December 15, 2008
Despite the disappointment of an early departure due to an impending blizzard, Haley's visit was just what we dreamed it would be. Given a day and a half we managed to chat leisurely, whiz through wal-mart, watch Little Women, try a new banana bread recipe, browse through a charming antique shop, find out that some places serve blended vanilla ice cream and call it coffee, whip up some "just like we remember" mint brownies, and finish a hastily-planned, highly-secretive surprise for Mom...
1. We stole. (her infamous overstuffed and disorderly recipe folder. complete with magazine clippings, coupons, grocery lists, index cards, recipes in Grandma's gorgeous cursive, and newspaper articles from 1984)
2. We sorted.
3. We stacked.
4. We exclaimed. (at things that we remembered)
5. We laughed. (at Mom's endearing & persistent tendency to write out her plan for Christmas baking every year, including re-writing recipes that had been written 15 times before)
6. We stuffed. (a brand new folder)
7. We returned. (a more orderly & efficient system for storing & accessing her recipe finds, hopefully)
all in all, it was a sweet end to my week.

7 comments:

Renee said...

and I LOVE it! Thank you so much! I will try to keep it "orderly"...although that is definitely NOT me!

katrina lauren said...

you girls are sweet! what a thoughtful idea...
hope you are enjoying preparing for the holidays. i love the advent journal you created...so nice!

Bryant said...

I hope that in the process of re-writing the recipes, things are not changed.....

I'm so behind with reading your blog. Please forgive me.

Rachel said...

Sounds like a great sister visit!

pve design said...

I have 3 sisters and when my sisters come, I feel like I am trying to squeeze every minute out of our time.
Love your list of undertakings.

please sir said...

Awww sounds like a fun time!

Courtney said...

Sounds like a great visit, and what a sweet gift you all gave your mom!

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