Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Real life, crazy busy!

Hi there! Thought you might like to see what I've been up to over the past month. We've had a lot of happy family moments, beginning with the wedding of my nephew Ben and his new wife Megan at the end of September. It was an amazingly beautiful wedding at St. Peter's Church in Saratoga Springs, followed by a joyful reception at The Prime at Saratoga National Golf Course. The weather was perfect. My sister Anne, mother of the groom, was stunning! Ben's three brothers were all there for him. Three of my children were there with me, along with my grandsons Henry and Peter.  It was a wonderful celebration of family, bringing Megan into the fold!

Ben and Megan
photo by Elario Photography Inc. (He took amazing photos!)

We also celebrated, on October 19th, little Pete's 4th birthday. He wanted a Batman-themed cake this year (after years of Thomas and Friends cakes) and he got his wish. I was working very long days and nights the week of Pete's birthday, so I baked his cake the Friday morning before his Sunday birthday, and knowing I had to work all day Saturday for our museum gallery opening, I came home Friday night and frosted and decorated (in home-made fondant) the Batman cake from 11 pm to 5 am! I knew I had to keep going because I'd have NO energy after another long day of work! It came out better than I could ever have hoped, and here's the photo:

Pete's Batman Cake with my
home-made fondant!

Interspersed among these big celebrations are the everyday moments that make me smile. Here are a few photos of such moments:

Henry and Peter taking a stroll up the driveway.

Shower cake for my friend Colleen Barber Hursh.
Her baby is due any day now! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl!

Trick or treating at Skidmore College's Apartments this past Sunday. Such fun!
Henry & Peter are the Batman brothers! CLICK TO ENLARGE

Hunter Moon a few weeks ago - stopped the car to take this one!

That's all for now. I miss writing the blog and connecting with my readers. Can't wait to get back in the saddle!

So long for now and I'll be back soon!

All the best,



  1. It's good to hear from our favorite blogger once again Jeannie! Welcome Home, and hope you return again soon! :-)

    1. Thanks, Weez! I really miss blogging and am looking forward to posting recipes again, soon!

  2. We've missed you! Welcome back(ish).

  3. Love this post! You are one busy lady, that's for sure!
    We absolutely LOVED the shower cake you made for Baby H, as you know!!
    No baby yet - but any day now :)

    1. And you are about to be one very busy momma, Colleen! All the very best to you and your family! :)