Simply Sunday: Family Portrait

Annual Phillips-Knobel Family PortraitWe took a trip out on to the prairies east of Calgary today to create our own family portrait for this years Christmas Card. I didn't have a firm idea in mind other than I wanted to do something on the prairie, maybe making use of a big bale of hay, an old barn, or a grain bin. Something like that anyway. So we drove around to see what we could find. It was a fun time and although the kids were pretty goofy we managed to get a few useable portraits. It's much … Continue Reading ››

Sean’s Favorite Cookies

Melanie had a day off on Friday so I tried to spend as much time with both of the kids as I could. It was nice to take a break. We spent a good chunk of the afternoon baking 'Sean's Favorite Cookies'. Yes, that is the official name of the recipe!RECIPE: Sean's Favorite CookiesThe pictures below (and my effort in making them) really don't do these cookies any justice. When Louise makes them they are fantastic. When the kids and I make them, they're just OK. But it was still a fun thing to do on a rainy afternoon.