I suppose the recent COVID-19 events have me reminiscing on holidays, family events, and simple family walks. I have not posted in a while and I feel like being completely random today. I have a few house updates, which will be posted at a later time, but I figured this would be the best time … Continue reading Reminiscing on 2019-2020
"Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves." --Eric Sevareid I wish you a wonderful day filled with hope, fun, and an abundance of love. Have a very merry Christmas! Love, The Aldape Family
"And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time." --Jesus Christ "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." --Calvin Coolidge "Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't … Continue reading Holiday Decor: Christmas 2016
For Valentine's Day we decided to smoke a brisket. In fact, we had two separate, very informal, Valentine's Day--brisket smoking--soirées. (Hmm I wonder if you pluralize "soirée.") For starters, I preplanned my menu in advance. I also made the desserts and some of the appetizers the night before. I set the table and … Continue reading Entertaining: Valentine’s Day Brisket
Merry Christmas 2015
Happy Thanksgiving 2015: For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I hope you enjoy your day with minimal stress. Have a great day!