One of my favorite movie characters of all time is Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. His transition from child slave, to Jedi Apprentice, then Jedi Master knight, and ultimately Dark Lord of the Sith plays out the way I think it would happen to many people who discover they have the ability to force choke anyone that … Continue reading Completely Dad
Rules! Oh yeah, just what you wanted to focus on for a Friday morning! A "house rule" is literally a rule that applies only among a certain group or in a certain place. The addition of tiny people to an environment creates an obvious need for more structure than when the home includes only adults. … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 House Rules that Work For Us
I know it's Thursday. I'm posting about Monday on Thursday so maybe I'll remember to think about this before Monday morning. Welcome to how my crazy brain works! Connotation. One of my absolute favorite concepts to discuss with students! The definition of words that goes beyond the explicit or literal explanation. The feelings and emotions … Continue reading Let’s Be Nice to Monday*
Who doesn't love a road trip?! Jeff and I have always LOVED driving together! Inspired by our trip to OKC last weekend, here's some reasons why! 1) The Jams Jeff is the ultimate DJ. He makes fantastic Spotify playlists (or old school iPod playlists). You should really check out some of his different ones. Sometimes … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Reasons We Love Roadtrips!
Man! This whole writing-consistently-thing is harder than we thought! And we missed our first Friday 5! Oh well, getting HERE, right? So here's a brief update on the 30 Day Challenge we gave ourselves for May, as well as some explanations for why the blog got bumped down the priority list. 30 DAY CHALLENGE!--We said … Continue reading Where we at?!
This week is inspired by our beautiful first born. Y'all, the sass. She is creative and bold and will talk to you aaaaaaaaalllllllllll day if you listen. She loves to learn and work hard, and she often speaks as though she's much older than her actual age of 4 (almost 5). It gets hysterical and … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Cora Quotes that Make us Think She was born 35
I played in a band, Leo Goes Grr, for over 6 years when I lived in Oklahoma. We played Indie rock on the weekends all across Oklahoma and parts of Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas. We played in dive bars, on top of rail cars, for swanky birthday parties, and even school and church events. … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 of our Favorite Concerts
I really do love to cook. I enjoy the prep, the process, the colors of the food, the sounds of sizzling, the tantalizing smells. I'm not an expert, but I love to learn new methods and to use valuable tools. I've tried tons of gadgets and gotten rid of tons of gadgets. I love simplicity … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Kitchen Favorites
Who's ready for a life change?! Simple. Minimal. I'm loving the new movement to embrace less as more. Tiny houses? I would LOVE to live in one someday. Seriously! If it was just me and the hubs, in a heartbeat. Although I think I'll need one with traditional plumbing. Composting toilets is where I draw the … Continue reading KonMari and Me: The Prep
We love a simple reason to party! Good food, good friends, games, and sometimes even costumes have us always looking for occasions to throw a shindig. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, today's five are celebrations that not everyone observes each year (or every 4 years!). These are special to us for one reason or another, so in … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Different Holidays We Love