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Written on July 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm, by

Knope Waffles

Here’s a bit of what’s been going on around here lately.

Jake and I have been obsessed with Parks & Rec, and the show totally made me crave waffles. We go to brunch almost every weekend (we all love breakfast food…but not waking up early), and it took me a … Continue

The Discovery of King Tut

Written on July 21, 2014 at 9:33 am, by

The Discovery of King Tut | The Nerd Nest

Recently, my family was able to go to the The Discovery of King Tut at Union Station, an amazing interactive exhibit on the discovery of young Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamun’s tomb and the contents found inside.

The Discovery of King Tut | The Nerd Nest

The Discovery of King Tut | The Nerd Nest

We were so lucky to attend a community lecture by Egyptologist Stacy Davidson beforehand, … Continue

Kansas City Maker Faire 2014

Written on June 30, 2014 at 9:55 am, by

Kansas City Maker Faire 2014 | The Nerd Nest

We spent last Saturday at Kansas City Maker Faire, which is one of our favorite things to do as a family every year. The Maker Faire has amazing inventions, interesting technology, fun activities, and plenty of nerd culture references: enough to keep any sort of nerd overjoyed and engaged. … Continue

Day in the Life // May (Philadelphia Trip)

Written on May 14, 2014 at 10:55 am, by

Day in the Life // May (Philadelphia Trip) | The Nerd Nest

Last year I played along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. This year, I’m repeating the project. I’ve been doing it on the 15th of each month, but this month switched to the 8th so I could play along … Continue

Eliza Does Take Your Child to Work Day

Written on April 30, 2014 at 8:21 am, by

Eliza Does Take Your Kid to Work Day

Last week Eliza went to work with Jake for Take Your Child to Work Day. She absolutely looks forward to this day each year and is still talking about this year’s round constantly. Jake’s company makes a big deal of it: she did some group activities with other kids, got … Continue

Day in the Life // March

Written on March 17, 2014 at 9:37 am, by

Day in the Life at the Nerd Nest

Last year I played along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life monthly and it was one of my favorite projects ever. This year, I’m repeating the project. On the 15th of each month, I’m going to document my everyday life. I chose to do this in the middle of … Continue

Denver Art Museum

Written on January 16, 2014 at 5:00 am, by

The Nerd Nest visits the Denver Art Museum

The Nerd Nest visits the Denver Art Museum

One of the best parts of our recent vacation to Denver to see our friend Jessica was a visit to the Denver Art Museum. The kids love going to our local museum, so we knew they’d have a blast at the DAM. Just how much they’d love it … Continue

Day in the Life // August

Written on September 2, 2013 at 10:19 am, by

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This year I’m playing along with Ali Edward’s Day in the Life. At the end of each month, I’ll be documenting our routine.

Here’s August 31!

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Morning: The kids woke up and piled on us in our bed while we half dozed and they watched an episode of Pingu … Continue

Nerd Heaven | Maker Faire 2013

Written on July 15, 2013 at 9:21 am, by

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We love the Kansas City Maker Faire and have made it a tradition to go every year. This year didn’t disappoint: we left Jonas at home with my sister and got to spend six full hours in nerd heaven with our friends Michelle and Steve. It’s all of the best … Continue

Use a Quote from a Movie or TV Show Challenge

Written on May 6, 2013 at 8:30 am, by

Lightsaber Battle

The Force is Strong with This One

This week’s challenge at Document Life Workshop is to Document Using a Quote from a Movie or TV Show. And I’m going for Star Wars.

This weekend we celebrated Star Wars Day, and I know that using the quote “The Force … Continue