Category Archives: Ellie

Our First Parade!

The first weekend in April, we had the fun of marching in the Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade.  Nik’s dad, Panayiotis, was the Grand Marshal! After he took care of his Grand Marshal duties at the beginning of the parade, … Continue reading

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March Sewing: A Metamorphosis in Celebration of Easter

Back in December 2006, I announced via blog post that my sister-in-law, Meggan, had found a potentially awesome choice for a bridesmaid’s dress company.  A month later, my old roommate, Kristen, and I went to DC to their showroom where … Continue reading

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Glorious Now Behold Him Arise!

Glorious now behold Him arise! King and God and Sacrifice. Alleluia, alleluia! Earth to heaven replies. Happy Easter! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko ********** Watch them grow: Easter 2015, Easter 2014, Easter 2013 ********** The lyrics above are the … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy Will NOT Be Visiting Our House Tonight (and what we’re doing instead)

You will not want to look at the last photo in this post if pictures of fresh tooth holes make you a bit queasy.  So I’ll leave that one until the end to give you time to sign off! Ellie … Continue reading

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Welcome “Can’t Make Up Your Mind” March!

On Tuesday (March 1st), we went to the Walters Art Museum for an Art Kids class.  We had a great time and learned a lot although it was a bit of a stretch to find community helpers in the 17th … Continue reading

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[not to get all conspiracy-theoryish on you but] TURN OFF YOUR WIFI!!

Several weeks ago, I woke up and said to Nik, “I just had the most bizarre series of dreams!” He replied “Me too! It’s because I turned off the WiFi!” What does that have to do with dreams?????? It turned … Continue reading

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The Voting Results You Should REALLY Care About

Ellie has finished her poll!  She wants you to know that there are no winners in her poll – only data, people, only data. Here’s her results in graphic form: when I asked her to smile for the camera when … Continue reading

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I’m on Instagram! What’s Next? Periscope?

This post has two pictures you missed if you aren’t yet following me on Instagram. This is my official announcement that I’ve finally given in and joined the crowd on Instagram. I had been resisting yet another way to waste … Continue reading

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Ellie Needs Your Help – Please Vote!

This morning, while I was trying to get our basement cleared out in preparation for some coming home renovation work, Ellie found a bag of farm animal manipulatives and asked to play the game that went with them.  So I … Continue reading

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December/January Sewing: A Dress for Ellie and [FINALLY] Something for Mark too!

I figured I’d give you all a break from book postings and talk about my other great love. Back in late November, Ellie asked if I would make her a dress to wear to our Advent Concert.  I’m crazy, and … Continue reading

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