The view from The Park Vista (Sharon's mom's balcony)

"Remember this view the next time it rains for 40 days straight".......Norma Dody

I guess it is easy to say if this is the view from your balcony.

Oaks Park Skate Photos

The wooden rink, the Wurlitzer organ, the All Skate sign, the new skates, the laughing, the falling.... Notice that Sharon is donning vintage black roller skates from SMUT (the most awesome vintage store in Portland). I covet her vintage skate bag with key that her skates came in. It will be mine........Special thanks to the original owner, a certain Sharon Doyle from Idaho.


She finally made her Æbleskivers!

Well, thank god Sharon finally got her aebelskiver pan. She has been talking about it for over a month. Her childhood friend, Erin's,  mother used to make them for sleepovers and sometime around Christmas she started thinking about them......Obsessing about them, really. So, she ordered the pan. This morning she made the kids Aebelskivers.   They are a traditional Danish pastry (puffy pancake) which are usually served with a spoonful of jam in the middle.  For the first try, Sharon used a pancake mix and made them plain.  You can't get too crazy with a 3 and 7 year old.  They gobbled them right up. 

I am sad to report (Norma) that the biggest Pyrex yellow nesting bowl belonging to Grandma Nina broke this morning.   Sharon was taking it out of the cabinet and crash..... It amazes me that something can be so old and used for so long and then we get our hands on it and break it, scratch it, dent it, etc.   I wonder how many breakfasts of pancakes or eggs where whipped up in that bowl?  How many batches of cookies or cakes were baked from that bowl?   Maybe that bowl just didn't want to be used for fancy aebelskivers.   How many times do you think that bowl got packed away in a box and moved?   I am sure in my thrifting and vintage store shopping I will come across another one and replace it, but we will know that it isn't Nina's bowl.     

Skate update!

The skates are here. They fit perfect. I have been skating around the house. Today we are going to Oaks Park to skate before the Superbowl.