Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hallelujah! He is Risen!

Happy Easter! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Mark

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 2: In Praise of Infrequent Showering

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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Double Rock, Double Time

We’ve made it to Double Rock the past two weeks in a row!  Ellie really looks forward to going to throw rocks now so I think it’s turning into a family tradition.  Two weeks ago, some friends joined us, which … Continue reading

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Spring is Here!

Nik and Ellie celebrated by building a snowman! This was Ellie’s first time really playing in snow because last winter was a total bust.  (Technically, this winter was pretty much a bust too because we got our first real snow … Continue reading

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 1: The Spots That Scared Me Into Change

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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Laughing With Mama

Just kidding, just kidding.  Mark really isn’t laughing yet (just like Ellie wasn’t really laughing yet either).  I just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention. He is, however, really smiling! He’s also drooling up a storm (but doesn’t … Continue reading

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How To Make and Use Cloth Wipes (and why you might want to)

3/13/20 – When I wrote this post nearly 7 years ago, I couldn’t have anticipated a reason such as “world wide pandemic causes toilet paper shortage” as a reason for why anyone might want to use cloth wipes. I’ve been … Continue reading

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March Sewing: If People Would Stop Having Babies…

…I would stop making these blankets! 🙂 Two more baby blankets for two sets of friends, both of whom are having girls. Congratulations, our friends!!  We can’t wait to meet your babies!

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A Little Post-Nap Singing, Rudely Interrupted

Those pesky little brothers, always interrupting your performances! (from 2/22/13)

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Recipe: Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese

I invented this recipe the other night when we unexpectedly had a bit of blue cheese to use up.  “Grown-up macaroni and cheese” is not that much more difficult than making regular homemade macaroni and cheese and is even more … Continue reading

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