December 18

December 17

I heard some good advice today (from the Lazy Genius, of course): when it’s a busy week, make (or buy) food that makes you feel like yourself. Well, I certainly did do that today: I picked two recipes that I’ve never tried before, both of which looked fairly straightforward, but both of which also tricked […]

December 16

When I think about the must-dos for the Christmas season, making a batch (or three) of my Grandma Johnson’s ginger snaps always, always makes the list.

December 10

An epic pre-dinner battle.

December 5

If I were to make a Venn diagram of my kids and the choices they made without asking me this morning, the circles would overlap for Ian and Clara reading books and for Clara and Simon eating cookies for breakfast. And I think all of that is nothing but winning: Ian, Clara, Simon? Win! Win! […]

December 4

We love to watch The Great British Baking Show, especially this time of year. Today we tried a technical bake challenge (recipe and directions for marbling the frosting here). I mean, it’s baking with kids, so of course there were tense moments and lots of mess. And Clara came in third; there were tears. But overall […]

December 3

I call this one What It’s Like to Have a Brother. Snow shoveling photoshoot inspired today by Rebecca. 

December 1

Confession: I made Jason hang up the stockings in the middle of our game (Pictionary played like Charades instead of drawing the clues on paper) so that I could have a properly Christmasy backdrop for my DPP shot. Confession #2: I really don’t like any of the pics I took today because I don’t like […]

Easter Eggs

We had a fun afternoon on Monday at Grandpa and Grandma Morehead’s: dyeing Easter eggs, making a volcano, dog piling, playing baseball, being a ninja, and playing pick up sticks. As you do.