Monthly Archives: November 2012

KIOS: On Hiatus for Now

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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Sing, Sing a Song!

Ellie has recently begun singing independently and I love hearing her versions of the songs that we sing. “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” is a current favorite of hers.  This is crazy to me because I hardly ever sing it to … Continue reading

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Ellie and Baby = The Same

Ellie’s Yiayia knitted her a new hat (which she wears almost constantly now, even inside) and also made a tiny hat and scarf for her baby doll. This has invited lots of fun conversations about how we all have hats, … Continue reading

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A Little Joke for Your Monday Afternoon

Last night, we had dinner at the home of some friends.  On the drive home, Ellie was asking to “go ‘ome” and it was so cute to hear her say that!  When we got home, I said, “Ellie, are we … Continue reading

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Allow Me To Brag for a Moment About My Amazing Husband and Our Incredibly Delicious Turkey and Thanksgiving Meal

Yesterday, Nik took charge of roasting our almost-19-pound turkey.  He decided to use the braise/roast method (as illustrated here on Michael’s Ruhlman’s blog).  It was, hands down, the most amazingly moist and delicious turkey we’ve ever had.  We’ll probably never … Continue reading

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A Little Photo Shoot for Ellie’s Cousin Alex (the one in Alaska)

Ellie’s five-year-old cousin, Alex (the one in Alaska who’s a girl as opposed to the one in Virginia who’s a boy) gave Ellie this little skirt when we were there in April.  It had been her favorite skirt that she … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, we are so grateful for this little girl, who keeps us laughing every day. We are also grateful to Ed, Earl, Henry and so many others who worked hard to raise and grow the food which we will … Continue reading

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Some Irreconcilable Parenting Differences

Nik and I have had a relatively easy time in the “how shall we parent?” department.  By relatively easy, I mean, we haven’t had a lot of conflict in our “deciding what parenting philosophy to follow”discussions.  Putting all of that … Continue reading

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My Most Favoritest Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce (or perhaps more appropriately, relish) is so good I could just eat it plain, the whole bowl.  There’s no cooking involved and it definitely isn’t traditional cranberry sauce but wow, is it delicious!!  I found the recipe … Continue reading

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October Sewing: Ellie’s doll bedding

Grandpa bought Ellie a wonderful doll bed for her birthday and so I decided to make a little bit of bedding to go with it.  (My dad bought the bed from this shop, which is based in Maine, and we’re … Continue reading

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