Inspired by Life

Monday, December 15, 2014

Easy-Peasy Pear Tart


I have never made anything so pretty in my life! I have, also, never made anything with pears before.  So, when I ended up with a few pears in my house, I looked some recipes. All of them looked great but seemed like they needed a bit more time than I had available. Then, I stumbled onto this super easy recipe. I pinned it, of course, and was prepared to make it the next day. 

The next day arrived, and somehow, with all of the fruit we had in the house (grapefruit, bananas, apples, oranges, clementines), someone had decided they were in a pear-y mood and swiped one of the pears I had hoped to use for this recipe. However, that did not deter me from making it anyway. :) Read on to find out just how easy it was!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Festival of Lights, Jenny Oaks Baker, Nativity Display - DC Temple

 Each year, the Washington DC Latter-day Saint Temple presents a spectacular show called The Festival of Lights. This show runs through December and each night features free musical concerts in the Visitors' Center.  Besides the show, the temple is awash in Christmas lights galore, and it is a magnificent sight to behold. Last year, Aaron and I came to see the lights and I was pregnant with Grace. This year, Grace was with us and I felt myself tearing up a bit just reminiscing about that special time when I eagerly anticipated the arrival of this little beautiful child who would change my life forever.