For the past 4 or 5 years, my sister, her grown daughter, my mom, and myself have spent a long weekend making chocolates at Mom's house in Portland, Oregon. My mom has been at this craft for over 25 years now. This year we counted them. Nearly 2000 pieces of candy.
Caramel macadamia nut clusters with white chocolate and toasted coconut
Chocolate fudge centers
Strawberry centers and peanut butter centers in background
Large dining room table and 3 card tables
Mom in a sea of boxes
Melanie, Mom, Me, Chelsea
This year we didn't have Dad around to fix us meals, buy groceries, run errands, tell jokes, and give impromptu ballroom dance lessons in the kitchen. We miss you, Dad!