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
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!
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
We love our fam. We love going out! When we get in the car to come home from somewhere, often Cora's first questions are, "Where ELSE are we going today? Are we doing anything else fun?" So here are five of our favorite activities as a family. The cool thing? Most of these are super cheap, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Favorite Family Activities
Every single night...I mean, most evenings...Ok, fine, so on nights we are miraculously home at a decent hour, we start the bedtime routine around 7:30. Cora to the restroom. Hank to toy duty. We trap Walt in something he shouldn't hopefully can't get out of, and we get pajamas and vitamins for the big two. This is … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Music Videos for your next Family Dance Party
Having kids makes you do weird and sometimes embarrassing things. Like use words that don't exist. Kids are hysterical and awesome as they're learning to speak and communicate. Sometimes it can be a challenge even for parents to figure out WHAT THE HECK they're talking about. Just last night, Hank kept requesting the "Destiny" song, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Words Our Kids Invented
No creative sub-category here (we couldn't decide!), just 5 books! We love reading, and we love the following five books for some reason or another. Skip around if you like! There's something for everyone: love story, non-fiction, history, zombies...you know...like ya do... We would love to do more commentary on literature, movies, any pop culture … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Books!
I love yard work and landscaping. The smell of dirt, sweat, new lumber, freshly watered grass, fertilizer, and gasoline (I'm sure putting those words next to each other got me on a list somewhere) mix together creating this aroma that is both energizing and relaxing. I don't know why I love it so much - I … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Outdoor Jobs I ACTUALLY enjoy doing with my kids