Both windows are from the Connecticut State Capitol - a BEAUTIFUL building constructed in 1878.
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I'm slowly beginning to understand why my children think I am crazy.
Here's the recipe for One-Bite Pecan Pies:
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1 c. flour
Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled.
Preheat oven to 375. Divide dough into 24 balls. Press onto bottom and up sides of mini-muffin tin to form shells.
Beat 1 egg lightly.
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
3/4 c. finely chopped pecans
Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cups and cool. Melt 3 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate and drizzle over mini pies.
(Recipe from Kraft's Food & Family magazine...back when it was free. It's such a great publication for quick, easy recipes, though, that it might be worth a paid subscription!)
This is not a new photo. I took it in December when we visited the Museum of Natural History in NYC. And the quote really doesn't mean that much to me, but I love the photo.
This quote is courtesy the Connecticut State Capitol.
Qui Transtulit Sustinet: He Who Transplanted Still Sustains. As a transplant to this state, I'm diggin' this motto!
Michael and Alex (#35) have been part of the Upwards sports program for a few years now. I was worried we wouldn't be able to continue the program up here, but it just so happens my town has one! Although the kids' practices have been a bit sparse because of all the snow, we are in the middle of the season. Both kids have really shown some great improvement this season. Considering that the first time Alex got on the basketball court a few years ago, she apologized when she stole the ball from someone, she has come a long way in being aggressive!
I had hoped to go out and photograph a lovely waterfall. Or a lonely river with its icy banks. But honestly, it has just been too cold and yucky to go out. So this iPhone shot from the kids' basketball practice last night is the stand-in until things thaw out around here a little.