• Making
  • A Maker Kind of Weekend

    It was a good weekend. Mostly they are. The highlight of the weekend was Denver’s Mini Maker Faire. It’s quite a bit different (smaller) than the main Maker Faire in Bay Area, but it was fun! And cheap ($20 for us all!). And we got to do some cool stuff. Like make little cars (above). […]

  • Benjamin
  • Raingutter Regatta

    Being as that I am a girl with no brothers, I have little experience with the boy side of scouting. Which is actually part of what makes Ben’s Boy Scout events so much fun. It’s lots of new stuff. For the uninitiated, like myself, the Raingutter Regatta is the maritime equivalent of the Pinewood Derby. […]

  • Cooking/Food
  • Tabby Bakes

    This kid loves to cook. So when I suggested that as a potential summer goal, Tabby jumped all over it. Better still, she decided she would be in charge of producing the dessert for our family meeting. The first week, she tackled caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies. I’d love to link to the recipe for […]

  • Benjamin
  • We’re on Lake Time

    We got out of town Thursday night and headed Jackson Lake. It’s a nice state park about 90 minutes from our house. It’s also in the opposite way from most of the traffic, so it really is 90 minutes. Though much of it lacks shade, we got a great loop to setup on and had decent […]

  • Life
  • To Mom on Her 68th Birthday

    Dear Mom, Today is your 68th birthday. I’m guessing you’re getting a pretty good look at the happenings from up in heaven, but it’s just not the a same as having you here to share it with us. We miss you, darnit. I want you here so I can give you a silly gift and we […]

  • Fitness/Outdoors
  • Memorial Day Weekend

    We had a very nice Memorial Day Weekend. Matt’s mom came in from Nashville to spend a couple of days with us. So Friday night we had a bunch of friends over for burgers and brats and hot dogs and fun. The kids watched a movie outside and the adults hung out and chatted.

  • Organization & Home Keeping
  • Family Meeting #3

    Monday marked Family Meeting #3. This one was a little different as we had a family photo shoot right in the middle of prime family meeting time. We tried so hard to protect this, but the photo shoot had to be moved because of weather and the weather made us do it. Argh. So photo […]

  • Benjamin
  • Scouts and Hiking and Denver!

    We had a wonderfully full weekend (again). We got things started off right by hosting a couple of our closest family friends (friend families?) for dinner and the planning of our EPIC road trip, scheduled for August. Matt cooked jerk chicken. We drank mint juleps and wine. The guys played around in the shop, the kids […]

  • Benjamin
  • Family Meeting

    A few weeks ago, I told Matt that I wanted to start having regular family meetings. I said I wanted to have an agenda and a family credo and snacks. This is exactly the variety of corny/cheesy stuff that Matt instinctively rolls his eyes at and internally GROANS. We’ve both been through way too many […]

  • Asian
  • Peanut Sesame Sweet Potato Noodles

    I’ve had a spiralizer for maybe a year now. I was pretty excited by it when I first got it but I rapidly figured out that while I love zoodles (zucchini noodles), the rest of my household does not. I should have been pulling it out regularly to make myself zoodles for lunch, but I think […]