Thursday, March 13, 2014

This past week, I was finally cleaning out the old bakery closet...  (Stuffed full with promotional material from 19 years well as some camping gear!) when I stumbled across a pile of old menus...  I realize you may be wondering why that might be exciting for me...  but for those of you who were customers all those years ago, you might remember that every month, I included a message on the back of each menu...  A short essay of thoughts I'd been pondering on, and I sat down and read a bunch of them...  And well, that is why I'm stumbling through my first blog post...

I loved rereading the journey from so long ago...  Some things ring so true, so profound, and so simple.  It's interesting how life trips along it's bumpy path, and we remember parts with smiles and giggles, and then you see parts that are shadowed in grey's and blues...  Yet all these different memories make up the tapestry that we call life...  Truly, as I reflected on my journey of the last 19 years as a bakery owner, as a wife, as a mom, as a friend...  I smile...  Not because it's been easy.  Not because it's been fun all the time.  Not because it looks like what I imagined my life would look like!  But because it has shaped me into the woman I am today, and is preparing me for the journey that lies ahead of me...

I'm grateful for those memories, I'm grateful for the amazing people that have walked parts of that journey with me, and I am so grateful for the lessons, that life has handed me in so many different packages!

So with this first blog, I begin a new dialogue...  One that I hope we can learn from together.  A place where we can share lessons learned, and new discoveries made as we skip, run, crawl, jump, and sometimes even fall on this journey called life...

Here's to new adventures...  and grand possibilities!
Your life seeking baker - Jo


  1. Can't wait to see how this blog evolves!

  2. Jo - I can't wait to read more on your blog! I have been haphazardly blogging for almost a year now. I find it very enjoyable and need to just make the time to do it on a regular basis! Love your Facebook posts and when I am in the area I always try to stop by the bakery for tasty treats. This year it was valentine cupcakes for my nieces!