Tag: Family

Christmas at the Appel’s

I know Pake is singing his heart out in heaven, joining his rich baritone voice with his brothers and sisters in continuous praise to our Lord. But I also like to think maybe he takes a little break to peer into our living room full of family, and listen.

Stories from Beppe: The Little Smeerlap

For the month of December, I will be sharing stories close to our family’s heart, stories told to us by our Beppe. These have been the cause of much laughter at our family gatherings but also a source of wisdom, lessons to be learned, and fond memories. Please, grab a cup of coffee, some delicious, flaky banket, and come into our home!

Creamy Pumpkin Pie

If you had to choose, which pie is absolutely essential on Thanksgiving? When I was growing up, we gathered each year for Thanksgiving at my Aunt and Uncle’s house.  The cousins all played in the basement while the adults chatted upstairs.  Then,… Read More