We were working on our Christmas picture today. Here are a few that didn’t make the cut:


Anne took some pictures of Will in the combine over his birthday weekend in mid-October. He is a happy boy […]

Cider Pressing for Helen’s Birthday

In late October we went back to Iowa for another weekend of harvesting, to celebrate Helen’s birthday, and to press […]

Dal (Moosewood)

1 1/2 cups lentils 4 cups water 2 whole dried chilies 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cumin […]

Homemade Pasta

2 cups flour 2 eggs 2 egg yolks Make a well with the flour and add the eggs and egg […]

Maggie’s Expanding Vocabulary

Maggie is talking more and more. She can say several words and tries to mimic what you say. It’s pretty […]


People! People! What an amazing thing they are. I wonder I wonder How you make them.   This is a […]

Happy Halloween. May the force be with you.

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Will’s 5th Harvest Birthday

Will’s birthday request has consistently been to pick corn. Thanks to an October birthday, a Pop Pop with a combine […]

2013 Garden Bounty

This year we decided to compete against the Brentwood wildlife, which includes a plethora of squirrels, rabbits, and birds. Dave […]

Forest Park Balloon Glow

On Friday night the kids and I took the train and met Dave for our annual Balloon Glow outing. We […]

She’s coming right along –

Maggie is almost 14 months old and she is coming right along. Sometimes I think that she’s more independent that […]


I just walked into our bathroom and thought, “oh, the places you will find pee…”. It reminded me of Dr. […]

Soccer season begins today. Go Chargers!


Guess who said, “How old do I need to be to drive?”

Will and Amelia have great imaginations and sometimes even use them for good, like when they decide to play together […]

Go Cardinals!

The kids earned free Cardinals tickets through our library’s summer reading program, and we used them Monday night. It was […]


Last weekend we went to a picnic at Dr. Ley’s house, one of Dave’s bosses. The kids wanted to know […]

I loose sight of her for a moment….


Just Another Wednesday Afternoon

We picked Amelia up from school today and the walk home included Will begging Amelia to hold his hand, he […]


Will is often the last one up in the morning. This morning I had to wake him up for breakfast. […]

Will’s Highs and Lows

During dinner tonight I asked Will what the best and worst parts of his day were today. Here is his […]

Spring Break/Snow Day

Today is the first day of spring break, and for schools not on spring break, a snow day because of […]


We have spent our daylight savings day at home, minus the time Dave spent at work. The kids have been […]

Maggie is 6 months old!

We can’t believe that Maggie is already 6 months old. Some of her newest tricks and milestones are giving very […]

Christmas Vacation

On December 27th we headed west to see our family and friends in Washington. The kids were outstanding travelers and […]

2012 Spencer Year in Review

Amelia is in first grade and is enjoying almost all of it. She has commented that her homework has more […]

Will is 4 and oh, so fun!

Will’s birthday request was to pick corn, so we celebrated his 4th birthday and the conclusion of harvest in Iowa […]