twenty five . twenty six . twenty seven + earth’s best sundays

Another home weekend nursing the nasty cold/flu

On Friday, as I began getting supper ready, Silas came into the kitchen asked up.  We were both crusted with the day’s snot and grime and oh so tired of doing not much of anything for days.  He put his head on my shoulder, patted my back, and in a congested, raspy voice said “I love you Mommy.”  I can’t be totally sure, but I am quite sure that is the first spontaneous “I love you” he has ever said.  I softened and the whole week melted away as I squeezed him tighter and said “I love you more”.  He barely hesitated before saying “I love you most”

Be still my heart.

It was a weekend of:

Big news


Crock pot mac and cheese with pureed turnip (So yummy.  Also, I am sure I love turnip more than anyone ever has)

Chocolate chip cookies

The Waltons

A new crochet project near and dear to our hearts

Crocheting progress halted when my hook fell off my lap and into the jaws of Huck

Phone calls + emails

Work from home

Afternoon naps

Cuddling with a very cranky unicorn

A sweet, even-tempered little girl (even while sick)

A walk to the pond foiled by said cranky unicorn

Newly fluffed nesting boxes for the ladies

a 104.5 * fever

Snuggling on the couch with books and iPad games

Early to bed + restless nights

go gently + be wonderful


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  1. Posted January 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm by Meghan | Permalink

    The turniped mac n’ cheese sounds great. Can you share the recipe sometime?

    • Posted January 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm by erin | Permalink

      I will likely share it here because it was yummy and super easy! Any other one I have made required you make a roux and white sauce which is time consuming! I will share with you just in case I never get around to posting it :)
      4 cups (dry) pasta cooked as usual
      One can evaporated milk (plus a bit of milk to make it two cups)
      1 cup milk
      2 cups shredded cheese
      Salt and Pepper to taste and I threw in a pinch or two of nutmeg.
      Grease the crockpot and set to low for an hour or three…I intended to add the pureed turnip at the end, but figured it would be mush by the time it was well stirred so just served it on the side to be mixed.
      Quite tasty and simple comfort food!
      Hope you enjoy it :)

  2. Posted January 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm by Danielle | Permalink

    I love turnip a whole awful lot. It’s one of the greatest. And brussel sprouts.

    Hope everyone is breathing easier this week. Good-bye colds and flu.

  3. Posted January 28, 2013 at 9:10 am by Michelle | Permalink

    Hopefully you will all be done with illness for a while. Nothing like being sick to make one really appreciate good health. xo

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