Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Where, Oh Where have I been?

I apologize for being missing for so long. I'm not really sure where I've been. To be honest, I've been in a slump. I haven't produced anything wonderful lately, and I hesitate sharing anything less than what I find spectacular, because you deserve that. But it's not just a baking and photography slump, but a life slump. However, I seem to be on the mend mentally and will have some posts coming soon.

In the meantime, I want to say that I belong to a wonderful community of foodies on the What's Cooking board on the Nest. I haven't been there very long, but these group of people are so kind and caring. I love how we have come together to help a friend, most of us have never met.

Joe and Brook

A fellow Nestie and her husband have had a rough road these past few months, including fertility issues, multiple health scares, and three beautiful but very premature children. And although I have never met them, Brooke and Joe are amazing people with strength and faith I'm not sure I would have if I were in their shoes. You can read their amazing story on their blog at




These precious babies were born at 25 weeks and 5 days. The have shown tremendous determination in their first month of life, but they will be in the NICU for at least 2 more months. Due to Brooke's health scares, she had to stop working far sooner than expected and in addition to three children, I'm sure the medical costs are adding up fast. The wonderful community on the Nest have pulled together to help this wonderful family out.

I know that times are tough, but I wanted to show my support for these great people. I've added a link to a Chip In Page and if you're able to donate some spare change, I'm sure the family would be more than appreciative.

Have a wonderful evening and please give those you love an extra hug tonight.