Category Archives: Our home

make your own elderberry syrup

It’s not technically winter yet, but it certainly feels like it here in Colorado!  We’ve seen several inches of snow and temperatures below zero over the last few days.  It’s also the season of cold, cough, and flu — yuck! … Continue reading

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little after-hours helper {video}

Shepherd is a night owl.  I think I was in denial for the first year of his life, but I’ve finally accepted this fact.  He likes to stay up late, even though I don’t let him take more than one … Continue reading

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my ducks in a row {the last few weeks}

I like my kids.  I took this photo with my phone last week before heading to a graduation party.  The kids were freshly bathed and wearing clean clothes — it was a rare moment that I just had to document!  … Continue reading

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oven bbq meatballs

One of my favorite aspects of being a wife and mama is cooking for my family.  I love trying new recipes and experimenting with different flavors, and I also enjoy making my good ol’ standby meals.  I’m happy when I’m … Continue reading

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number four turns one

As of this week, we have a 6-year-old, a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 1-year-old!  Our home is not lacking in noise or energy.  It’s a party all day every day! We celebrated Shepherd’s first birthday with a little family … Continue reading

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{a productive} eight years

Eight years ago, in the enchanting state of New Mexico, two college students were married… They lived in Albuquerque, in a little third-floor apartment.  The couple had a baby girl and after a few years, they moved to a mountain … Continue reading

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kids and their tree

I’m pretty sure we have the cheapest, least realistic Christmas tree on the block.  Probably in the whole neighborhood.  (We did discover it — nicely packed into its box — while dumpster-diving years ago in Albuquerque.)  But with young kiddos, … Continue reading

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goings on {a week in photos}

Whew. The last three months have been a blur.  The last three weeks have been even fuzzier.  It started in early September with visits from three sets of family (which was awesome!) … and shortly after that, out of the … Continue reading

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changing the way we eat {two months in}

A couple of months ago (the second week of September, to be exact) we began making significant changes in the way we eat. We had decided — after watching a few different documentaries (like Forks Over Knives…Fat, Sick & Nearly … Continue reading

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the summer in (eric’s) photos

Currently, I have four new recipes scribbled down and photo-documented, ready to post to the blog.  And two partially written posts are saved as drafts (and have been that way for weeks.)  But since my blogging consistency seems to be … Continue reading

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