A Legacy

When sitting down to write about the topic of family.  I found myself quite stumped.  It's not because I don't have anyone to write about, but because I am so blessed with so many family member that mean so much to me.  Even narrowing the topic to family AND homemaking didn't really help.  I have two delightful grandmothers that are both excellent bakers and cooks, and a wonderful Mama that puts creative flair into everything that she whips up.  Even the men in my life have secret recipes stashed up their sleeves.

It made me realize what an amazing legacy I have received and will be able to pass on to my children.  It has made me so excited to continue to cook both with, and for, my children.  Though I don't have those secret recipes {yet}, I do have the time and ability to make sure my kids eat fresh, delicious {at least I think they are, the kids don't always agree} and nutritious homemade meals 3 times a day. {except when 'Papa' brings donuts, but who is going to complain about that?}

In order to keep this blessing going my 3 oldest take turns being my Sous Chefs while I prepare dinner.  It is always their favorite "chore", so much so they sometimes end up quarreling about whose turn it is.  I always figured that my girls would enjoy cooking with me, and they do, but it's my oldest son that takes the most pleasure in it.

{And what boy wouldn't when he gets to wear this amazing "Cape-ron" made by Aunt Sarah!}  
I think it gives him some special one on one time and allows him to show off all of his measuring, chopping and pouring skills.
This has been so wonderful for me because in most of the other areas of his life he seems to thrive on making things...er...difficult for all those around him.  But when he has his Sous-Chef outfit on and his Mama Chef by his side all seems right in his little world.  And it reminds me that with God's grace this is exactly who he can, and hopefully will be, and then all is right in my little world.  


  1. Whenever the boys bake with me, I love the one-on-one time. I also enjoy the fact that they are doing "non typical" boy stuff - and learning so much as they work/play in the kitchen!

  2. I love that they each have a night to help you in the kitchen! great way to have one-on-one time of teaching and special memories!