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Learning Opportunity

Friday night we had a Christmas party for Megan’s side of the family. Poppy, Bev, Beth, Brad, Nathan, Julie, and Taylor all joined us for the most amazing chicken Parmesan I think I’ve ever had. We also had Eggplant Parmesan, which I’m sure was just as good but I didn’t … Read the rest

Photoshop Tutorial – Color/Crop/Save





Hello everyone! It’s Jake here. I’ve created the first of hopefully many tutorials from My main focus is going to be on tutorials in photoshop aimed at beginners looking to learn for the first time. But it isn’t just photoshop I’ll talk about, I’ll also cover photography … Read the rest

Happy Easter Meester! [Super Photo Heavy]

How about a peek into our holiday? Okay then.

Our Easter

Eliza is an unusual child. Most kids wake up on their own at around 4:00 A.M. out of excitement on holidays, but we have to wake Eliza up. Jonas, Jake, and I were completely dressed and hygiened before we woke her … Read the rest


Excuse us while we fall into a fit of depression. Well, not really. But sort of.

Our First Craft Show

Jake and I participated in our first craft fair this morning. It was kind of a disaster. We’re super bummed because we worked so hard to have TONS of awesomeness made for the fair … Read the rest

Nerd Knots

We’re up to our kneecaps in Nerd Nest goodies for the craft fair around here and are quickly loosing steam. So I thought I’d do a little post to give myself some motivation. Because when we’re all done with this crazy craft fair business, I get to go take some … Read the rest

Anderson ABC’s

Anderson Family

We saw this fun ABC blog survey over on our buddy Allie’s blog and we thought that we’d share ours. Get ready to get to know the members of the Anderson family a little bit better.



Age: 23

Bed size: Full

Chore you hate: Putting away laundry (but I … Read the rest

What’s for Dinner: Cauliflower Quiche and Green Beans

Roasted Cauliflower Quiche with Garlicky Green Beans, to be exact. This is another Rachel Ray Everyday recipe; you can find the recipe here.

Roasted Cauliflower Quiche with Garlicky Green Beans

THIS. WAS. AMAZING. I expected it to be only okay. And I thought the green bean/ quiche combo might be weird. But I was pleasantly surprised. … Read the rest

365 2011: Week 13 and Week 14

Here’s two weeks of 365 photos in one post!

365 2011 Week 13

Day 85. We went to a giant family party on Jake’s side and Jonas got to meet his baby boy cousins for the first time!

Day 86. Jake and Eliza make Octopus and Cheese

Day 87. All smiles from Mr. Jonas! … Read the rest

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Royals v. White Sox

Nick was off work on Tuesday and had the idea for all of us to go to a Royals game as part of his effort to make sure our kids don’t grow up TOO nerdy. I’m pretty sure sports had never been on the television at our house until Nick … Read the rest

What’s for Dinner: Octopus and Cheese

No octopus were harmed during the making of this dish.

So… this is less of a recipe and more of an edible activity to do with kids. Jake saw this online somewhere (can’t re-find the source) and immediately had to make it with Eliza.

Jake and Eliza making Octopus and Cheese

Here’s what you do. You skewer … Read the rest