How did you spend your snowy Saturday?
I could not have been more thrilled to get to hang out at the Schulers the morning after we got that gorgeous dusting of snow Friday night! I knew it would be the perfect backdrop for 3 generations of baking... and let me tell you, these Irish ladies can hang in the kitchen. Scones, shortbread, lemon curd, OH MY!!
Jason and Gillian recently overhauled their whole kitchen and now, it's modern and sleek with clean lines... and best of all WHITE!! I could move into this kitchen and live out my days in tranquil peace, y'all. Believe me, if you walked into this perfectly styled modern-meets-rustic home, you'd be nodding in agreement!
Even better than the decor, the house was filled with family and love. Gillian's parents, who spend half their time in Ireland and half their time in the Mother-in-law suite recently added onto Gillian and Jason's home, have settled in to spend the holidays with their daughters, sons-in-law, and grand kids. On went the aprons (NOTE TO SELF: BUY THE GIRLS AND I MATCHING APRONS) and off we went!
The girls got to baking, while Samuel poked his head in occasionally to help (lemon curd, I learned, was his JAM!) but mostly to keep us on our toes with his NERF guns, LOL. He even spent some time throwing the chocolate pieces into his mouth... and got one in! Not to brag, but I did too... ON THE FIRST TRY, HAHA!
Since Jason and Gillian are the brains and brawn behind their videography company, Awakened Films, you knew the video camera would make an appearance, and it did! The kids both had fun operating the camera. Teach them young, folks!
While the scones were cooking and the lemon curd was cooling, the whole family met in the great room for some snuggles on the couch and playing Jenga on the floor.
Next up, the whole family gathered around the most beautiful cement table from CB2 to enjoy their hard work. But first, we blessed the food! It was so sweet to watch this family interact and love on one another. Added bonus, Gillian's sister and her family arrived just as I was leaving to enjoy the yummy treats!
It was such a pleasure spending the afternoon with the Schuler/McVeigh family. I even got a jar of lemon curd to bring home. HOLY COW. I may or may not have eaten it before my family even knew it existed. But seriously, I hope in 20 years, they can look back on these pictures and be brought back to that snowy December afternoon surrounded by family and scones!
Until next time!