Christmas Eve with the Crud

Christmas is here, and it’s so different this year because Jenson understands Christmas so much more as a 3 year old.  He “gets” Santa, is starting to understand certain traditions, and knows tons of Christmas songs.  He’s been excited for Christmas Day and has enjoyed all of the pre-Christmas events and prep.  We saw Santa […]

Christmas 2016

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

I used to love making a bunch of different Christmas cookies…trying new recipes each year and making my favorites.  Then I had Jenson and that got more difficult, but I still managed quite a variety.  And then I had Marlowe, and two days before Christmas I’ve only made 2 recipes so far.  Baking with a […]

Marlowe update: 10 months

I can’t believe that Marlowe is 10 months old – and how much she’s changed from even just a few months ago.  She’s so happy and content and loving.  She getting more verbal and LOVES to eat food.  She loves exploring (sometimes a little too much) and trying to do whatever Jenson is doing, but […]

Let them play: Avoid sport specialization in youth

In the last 15ish years, it’s become a thing for many parents to allow and/or encourage their children to specialize in a specific sport at an early age.  The sport choice may be because a parent excelled at the sport, coaches the sport, loves watching the sport, or because the child showed a lot of […]

Review: Jose Cuervo Margaritas in a can

I love margaritas.  A lot.  But I don’t like just any margarita…  I’m kind of picky and prefer higher end ones – rocks and salt, please.  The premade ones aren’t that great (I mean, I probably won’t turn one down), but when I saw these Jose Cuervo Margaritas in a can, I couldn’t pass them […]

Life Lately: In August…

Here are some things about our August… Life Lately Outings: We had overnights with both of our families.  We also enjoyed the Friday Farmer’s Market in town, Touch-a-Truck, Beatles tribute band (British Invasion), Led Zeppelin tribute band (Get the Led Out) with Lo’s family (minus Lo), Darke County Fair with Nana and Papaw, playdates, and […]