Since we hardly get to see our family, we like to help the times that we are here. Yesterday we climbed into my aunt’s attic to help clean and organize. I say climbed because it felt like I had stepped into an episode of Hoarders. It was extremely overwhelming and I can only imagine how impossible it must feel with 3 kids. We spent most of the day throwing things away and organizing, toys, clothes, and miscellaneous things. It felt good to see the progress, it didn’t feel so good when a rash appeared on my face and my whole body started to itch. I ended up spending the rest of the day in bed with Benadryl trying not to scratch.
Today made up for the lack of pictures yesterday, however. My aunt has been trying to show me how she makes her “staple” Greek recipes, her full chocolate cake included. With all this talk of different recipes and when we would make them, I thought that it might be a great idea to combine them with my photos and make a family cook book! I apologize if the photos seem a bit excessive, but try to imagine the step by step instructions matching – sorry, the recipe’s a secret! (It’s as mouth-watering as it looks!)
We brought a piece to my grandparents and thought it would be great to try to get a picture of the two of them. They’ve been married for 52 years and they still make each other laugh like they’re newlyweds. So much so that I never got my perfect portrait of them, but I think I prefer most of these over the traditional version.
Making our family’s infamous kolokithopita (squash pita)
Into the oven!
Of course little hands wanted to help put on the sprinkles.
There’s something magical about this picture to me.