Sunday, February 3, 2019


Lukas and Noah headed out for another campout. This time, they were part of the staff - the camp being hosted by Officer of the Arrow - and Bob remained in town.  It seems departure time always sneaks up on us, and the boys grabbed their food on the run.

Lukas was 'the victim' as scouts practiced their first aid skills. The 'make-up' was so real, that a concerned scout tried to clean him up, worried that he was seriously injured.

Thursday, January 31, 2019


The snow keeps falling on the mountain, making for excellent ski conditions. This week we could see all the way to the Grand Canyon - and we counted us blessed to be living here in Flagstaff.
Although the runs are packed down, under the lift and in the woods, the snow is deep, and a boot sinks fast. Lukas learned this as he had to retrieve his ski pole that fell from the lift. What looked like a quick and easy pick-up took longer than expected.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Pizza, Again

Friday tradition continues.  Noah is mastering tossing the dough. Bob prefers the rolling pin, and Lukas uses his hands to flatten out the dough in the cast-iron pan.

Christmas in January

Our family did not want us to miss out on Christmas gifts! For the entire month of January, the UPS man was a frequent caller, and our house filled up with brown boxes and thick envelopes. Their generosity and kindness truly bless us.  There are no January blahs here!
Lukas is already using his new cookbook, even before all the boxes are opened. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Funnel Cake

So what do you do when you have fried a bunch of food, and the oil is still looking good? The Severinghaus family makes funnel cakes for breakfast! It was a Sunday breakfast we will surely remember.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Thai-Chinese Feast

A neighboring family took care of our mail while we were gone. That was quite the task as the mailbox is not nearby and colleges have found Lukas and are consequently flooding our mailbox with invitations and brochures.
As a small token of our gratitude, we invited the family over for a Thai/Chinese feast. We chopped, we smashed, we pureed, we braised, and on the day of the dinner, we fried.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Superstition Mountain Backpacking Trip

Bob, Lukas, and Noah left snowy Flagstaff for slightly warmer weather and now snow as they headed out to the Superstition Mountain Backpacking trip with the scout troop.
They arrived home in the early afternoon of Martin Luther King day, tired, but content, with memories and stories to share. It sounded like they had a great time.