Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Do You Know the Muffin Man?

I do. He is my husband.

One morning, about 2 years ago, I was baking a batch of muffins and Casey was packing for a solo trip to Pella. On my way out the door I reminded him to pack lunch and dinner for his day trip. Later that night when we were both home I noticed that my entire batch of 12 muffins were missing! Knowing that we had only eaten two at breakfast, I inquired with Casey. He sheepishly unpacked the last muffin from his back pack. He had packed and eaten 9 muffins for lunch and dinner, plus the one he ate at breakfast! His excuse was that my muffins are as good as my kisses and that he wanted me with him all day. Awwww.... what can you say to that?

This is a silly painting to commemorate the day my husband became the muffin man. I still can't believe he ate 10 muffins. He must have shared them with birds and squirrels along the way.


  1. Awwww.....how nice to be able to take a beautiful moment and make some beautiful art.

  2. Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. Have you seen any book of this sort? Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Great blog, by the way!

  3. This story is super sweet! :D It seems you're a great couple.

    And the illustration is looking just perfect. Do you have some more photos of it to share? :)

  4. Those squirrels with a muffin are just too adorable :D