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Hello Spring

Spring Buds

After an unseasonably warm winter and a freak snow last Friday, it seems that spring has arrived in Kansas City! One of the best surprises last year, or first year in Holly House, was the random flowers that sprung up around our yard.

Jake snapped a few photos of the … Read the rest


We’ve been kicking off a four day weekend with a bang. Eliza didn’t have school today (Parent Teacher Conferences) and is going to be off Monday too (President’s Day). Jake doesn’t get either off (sucka!).


I’m looking forward to lots of mom-Eliza time. I miss getting her all to myself; … Read the rest

Jonas Said His First Word!

I was holding Jonas this morning, and the cat walked by. He reached for her and said, “Kit-ty”! Very clear, two syllables. “Kit-ty”! I know it wasn’t a fluke, because he said it three times before I let him down to chase her.

A Day in the Life

Ashes is very proud to be Jonas’s … Read the rest

Happy Valentine’s Day!

DIY Typeography Art Finished

Today is for (finally) making the sister piece to the above Typeography Art, making chocolate strawberries and taking them to Jake’s office (Jonas and I are going to have lunch with him), and going on a dinner date to Noodles and Company (romantic, huh?) while the kids hang out … Read the rest

A Day in the Life Part 2

A Day in the Life

This week Ali Edwards challenged her blog readers to record a Day in the Life. Here’s the second part of yesterday, February 10, from mostly my perspective. (The photo above is part of E’s schoolwork. I love it.)

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

2:30 Finish up the blog post for Day in the Life Read the rest

Day in the Life Part 1

Challenge accepted. This week Ali Edwards challenged her blog readers to record a Day in the Life. As I just said, your story telling perspective is greatly dependent on your time frame. I love the idea of diving into a day and really getting the routine down.

A Day in the Life

I … Read the rest

Date Night at the Improv

Paul Nyakatura @ the Improv

Last night we dropped Eliza and Jonas off with Granny-ma (Jake’s mom) and Savanna (Jake’s sister) in their pajamas and set off to go on a hot date.

Our friend Paul Nyakatura (website* | twitter | Facebook) performed at the Improv for the Clash of the Comics … Read the rest

Ice Skating is Awesome

Yesterday Eliza, my sister Taylor, and I had a girl’s day out. We went to the Crown Center Ice Terrace to go ice skating. It was Eliza’s first time out, so that made things super interesting (and exhausting). I forgot that ice skating is so much exercise. Multiply that times … Read the rest

2012 is for taking it one step at a time

One Step at a Time

I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions, but all the blog buzz about new beginnings and One Little Word choices got me thinking about the things I’d like to change. Most of my thoughts centered around things like wanting to get things tidier, make more stuff, go more places, … Read the rest

Christmas Morning Recap

If you celebrate, we hope your holiday was merry and bright! Ours was a whirlwind of family, parties, great food, good conversations, giggles and presents! We went to seven family gatherings between Thursday and Sunday! We’re glad to be taking it easy again.

You’ll see all the details of our … Read the rest