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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Five Day Weekend

Griddled English muffins for this snow day

The last several days have been a whirlwind of cold and wind and snow but we have somehow managed to keep warm and power through. I could not have done it without the five families that either took in or sent over some or all of their children to entertain/be entertained. It kept us all sane.

Otherwise, I spent the time cleaning out the fridge making a number of worthy recipes to keep our bellies full. These recipes are fridge cleaning powerhouses!

Recipes that are good: 

Lentil Soup with Ham– I cut the recipe by half but still added the whole 7 cups of stock, maybe more. Very tasty and I used up the last of some luncheon ham, the ends of containers of brown and green lentils, and an opened bag of kale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

I’m So Tired

Grateful to have everyone healthy again and for the good weather today. A good night's sleep would be icing on the cake.

So very, very tired. Bennett had a cold, Avery had a cold and neither of them was sleeping. It seems that we’ve seen the worst of it. I know because I noted how many times I asked Avery today to please sit down or to please stop doing that. I didn’t have to say that at all yesterday. I’m so glad everyone is getting better and that the weather today was good but man, I could use some sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Walk In The Woods

It’s not like an official resolution or anything but I need to move more. We all do. And the weather’s been so nice this winter (except for the polar vortex business) so we’ve been hiking our way around Gunpowder. It’s the best Baltimore area state park in my opinion. It has everything and it’s the place Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014

A Teeny Tiny Puppy Kitty Party


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Sunday, January 5th, 2014


It was a busy awesome weekend. I can’t believe that I’m the parent of a sever year old. Seven. It’s crazy. We tried to make it special and keep it low key and I think she enjoyed her special day. It was a special weekend, really. Friends and fun. Fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Happy New Year!



In just a short year I have a baby that walked her way from infant to toddler, a first grader without her two front teeth and a FOUR year old. Wild.

twelve eleven ten nine eight seven six five four three two one

It was a good year.


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Sunday, December 29th, 2013

The Absolute Best Cinnamon Buns You Will Ever Make

Get in my bellyI was thumbing through cookbooks from the library when I came across a recipe for a farmhouse white bread that sounded interesting. It had a potato base and gave all the background on how the addition of potato makes for a more tender, more delicious sandwich loaf. I wasn’t looking for a loaf recipe though, I was really looking for a recipe for cinnamon buns so when I saw this recipe online I decided to try it. They are AMAZING. Everything you hope for in a cinnamon bun and more, I promise. They are so, so good. By far the best I’ve ever made! And they’re still easy even with the added step of cooking the potato. I even had to run out to the farmer’s market for eggs in the middle of the recipe and it was still worth it. You want to try these, you really do.

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Saturday, December 28th, 2013

She Recommends: The Big Big Big Book Of Tashi

tashiThis is one of the many books that Santa brought. I read about it somewhere on the internet and borrowed it from the library but, after reading the first story, when Chase declared that she loved it and wanted to read the whole book I decided it needed to end up under the tree.

I can’t even tell you what it’s about but you can read about it here and I thought that the amount of time spent reading Tashi over the last few days is enough of an endorsement that I wanted to share it. The book is really appealing especially if you have a kid that likes fanciful stories with gnomes and trolls and plenty of adventure. We also read the Dragons Of Blueland series together. She enjoyed it but didn’t run off with the books at every opportunity to try to read ahead. She’s far too busy reading now to tell me about it but maybe I’ll get her to fill me in once she’s done and waiting for the Second Big Big Big Book Of Tashi to arrive.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


An Equestria Girl, a new dress and waffles. Last weekend she told us that when she grows up she’s going to be a clown (because she’s funny). Before that she was going to be a bird. I love her so much.

Could be the only snow of the season #liveitup

Seriously though, I can't believe my baby is four


Happy pony and chocolate chip waffle day!

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Friday, December 6th, 2013

In This Light

It’s nice and warm but there is no sun. It’s been grey for days. And, as of today, grey AND raining. We are all congested but I will end the complaining here. Really everything is fine. Bennie is still intrigued by my actual camera and will still look into it. I’d love to be able to capture her eye color one of these days. Or maybe over several days to see how it changes from day to day. Read the rest of this entry »

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