Winter Break is over, and now it is time to get back into the reality of a schedule that includes getting up early and having my boys go to school. Would it be bad if I admit that we are already counting down the days until Spring Break? I really do not want to rush time. I just like having everyone at home together as a family.
Today I will reflect on all of the things that I loved about Winter Break, and it is those memories, those moments that will make me smile as I miss my boys today.
1. Taking a road trip to see Nonna and Gran.
2. Watching everyone jump and play in the trampoline.
3. Sleeping late and cuddling more.
4. Making pancakes for a lazy mid-morning breakfast.
5. Reading Kristen’s story over at Dine & Dish about her husband’s favorite cookies and then making them for my littles. Kristen is as true and genuine as they come, and I love her devotion to her husband and children. As an added bonus, she is a real-life friend, too.
6. Going out to dinner and watching Summer get all dressed up for the event.
8. Having another round of Nerf Wars last night. I did not get any pictures this time because I had to make sure that Gabriel had a fighting chance. We won, by the way.
Honestly, I love almost everything about breaks. I love how everything just slows down so that we can really focus on each other. I know that not every week can be a break week because then we would not appreciate them as much….but that does not mean that I will not count down the days until the next one.
One of the things that we did while we were at Nonna and Gran’s house was have this Wash-Day Cobbler one night. I must admit, I was skeptical. I am a fruit snob, preferring fresh fruit almost 100% of the time. I do eat frozen fruit in smoothies sometimes. But, canned fruit really never makes its way into the house. This cobbler calls for a can of fruit cocktail. So, even though I questioned it, I really cannot ever pass up a dessert. And, I was glad that I tried it because it really was good, especially the thick, gooey bread. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe, Nonna!
This recipe originally came from the cookbook Calf Fries to Caviar.