Category Archives: Mark

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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All About Marko

In looking over our pictures from the past couple months, I discovered quite a few featuring our oh-so-grownup little boy, Marko.  I figured it’s probably about time Mark got a special feature here on the blog! Mark had been refusing … 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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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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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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Handmade Christmas 2015: How Do You Remember to Clothe Yourself?

Each year, for Christmas, we give Ellie and Mark each a book and then one small toy of some kind.  For Mark, I sewed him a memory game and THOROUGHLY enjoyed the fussy cutting of all the objects.  All my … Continue reading

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He’s Three! (but don’t mention that fact to him!)

Three years ago today, I did some of the hardest work of my life to bring our precious boy Marko into the world.  Now, we can’t imagine our world without him.  Lover of backhoes, trains, vactors, and dump trucks, he … Continue reading

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Born In A Stable – Christ Our Ark – For All To Be Reborn!

Merry Christmas! We love you all! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko For this Christmas, I’m so glad to be able to share with you (with permission) this song, written by my dear friend Martha Mac Iver.  She hopes that … Continue reading

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When The Kids Hold The Camera, There Are A Lot Of Pictures Of Mama

Yesterday was an incredibly glorious day – 60 degrees and sunny.  We got home from our preschool co-op around 1:30 and none of us wanted to go inside.  So, I brought out our quilt, Ellie drew and colored, and Mark … Continue reading

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