About Ali Cummins

Posts by Ali Cummins:

Fork Painted Christmas Trees

Today marks the last day of winter break for the girls and they are certainly ready to go back. Things aren’t as bad as years past at this time but Riley’s overly emotional state and Maddie’s intentional pushing of everyone’s buttons tells me they are ready. Overall, it was a really good winter break. Much better than years past.

(more…)

Maleficent Horns

This morning I woke up to a house full of Christmas cheer and the scent of pine. Earlier this month was our annual Christmas decorating day and, after a full days work, both Lesley’s house and mine were ready for the season. This year, I also feel ready for the season. I have a good idea of what I’m getting the girls and even have an idea of a new Christmas recipe I want to try out. What I haven’t decided on is a Christmas craft.

(more…)

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

As I write this the rain is coming down outside and the forecast doesn’t show it stopping until late this evening. It looks like a long day of bored kids and rambunctious cooped up dogs. I have to admit it doesn’t have me feeling happy feelings for Fall but, I am proud of myself to say that I have remained optimistic about Fall this year. The sunshine we’ve had has helped and, of course, as it does for so many, the emergence of pumpkin spice coffee creamer alleviated sadness of saying goodbye to summer.

(more…)

A Family-Filled Weekend

Five years ago Lesley and I set off on a great adventure. It was a great adventure to find the best pumpkin patch in Indiana. We did end up finding it, but the journey we took to get there led us so far in the backwoods of Indiana that we weren’t sure if we would ever be seen alive again. A classic NHN adventure that we turned into a tradition each year — only now we’ve found the paved roads to get there.

(more…)