budding sleuths

Here’s to all the (unsung) heroes at our thanksgiving banquets…

the brave taste-tester(s)!

No matter hesitant or eager

we the cooks & the bakers are so verily

GRATEFUL

for all you do

to ensure our bellies remain happy!

Cheers and Thanks

for all the extra-bites you take

to safeguard a really great feast!!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100

hugs n’ grateful blessings to all those gathered around the banquet table – near & far – this year!

VEP

Just a little fluff & stuff today…

A Carthusian monk in the Carthusian monastry of “la Valsainte.” Photo taken by Simon Glasson, around 1930.

Our family has a strong affection for the Carthusian Monk’s.

A dear friend of ours, Charlie, introduced us to a fun-fact about these beloved monks many-many years ago – as we shared a toast together for the first time with the “Elixir of Long Life.”

One of their many Cheers, together!

Yes, our first taste of Green Chartreuse VEP, produced by the Carthusian monks, was indeed many years ago – yet has since become a cherished family tradition for our family at every important or meaningful life event.

You can always expect to share this warm, (some would say burning,) minty green liquor with us, to ‘mark the occasion’.

Tradition dictates: Everyone partaking in a toast of Green Chartreuse VEP must sign the wooden box, especially when it is their first time imbibing!
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i held out hope.

Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Hebrews 6:11

Celebrating a recent anniversary, doing the things we enjoy together.

Lifelong love is harder than it sounds.

There’s a reason why many marriages and relationships don’t last. Love requires vulnerability, and this invites the possibility of being hurt.

You may have experienced hurt from having loved someone, but you have probably also experienced the unconditional love of others.

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