Showing posts from March, 2017

recipes worth sharing

Did I make anything new this month? I think maybe one recipe, but I also uncovered a recipe I had completely forgotten. So as per usual, the images belong to the blogger of the recipe as noted below each image.

Simply Scratch: Homemade Lemon & Basil Ricotta
Homemade ricotta is so delicious. I can't believe I forgot about this one! Sadly, I haven't made this in years, but that will be rectified as soon as I remember to buy fresh basil (my plant is done). (I'm going to make this with my favorite Miracle No Knead Bread.)
image: Simply Scratch
Simply Scratch: Easy Chicken Pad Thai
This recipe calls for tamarind paste. I (finally) found tamarind paste at Wegman's, but it's a lot (of volume). If you want the two teaspoons to try this recipe, just come grab a scoop from my fridge.
image: Simply Scratch
Tuna Noodle Casserole I have no idea why we call this a "casserole" in our house because it is most definitely a salad. Nonetheless, this is my go-to meal when…

someBUNNY loves . . .

These bunnies arrived in the mail with little shirts: "someBUNNY loves anna," "someBUNNY loves lydia,""someBUNNY loves heidi," and "someBUNNY loves jesse."

Thank you, Great-Mom-Mom and Great-Pop-Pop for our snuggly friends!

spider swing

guest blogger: Jesse

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I love to swing with my big sisters.


a baby shower

My cousin's wife is having a baby, and we went to the shower on Sunday.

The girls loved the succulent favors!

This baby-in-the-belly lives five minutes around the corner from us, so we are excited to meet another cousin baby in a few weeks!

wedding reception

Jesse and Elisabeth were married in California in December, but over the weekend they had a reception for family and friends out here in Pennsylvania.

 (Anna and (our) Jesse opted out of the photo.)

Congratulations (again), friends!


Sometimes these two curl up and read together.  😍

a walk in the woods

It was sunny but freezing for a hike in the woods with friends, so we bundled in our snow gear in hopes of a muddy adventure. It was the perfect hike for the preschool-aged.

Jesse was so tired by the end, but he made it!

trampoline park

Lydia went to a birthday party at one of those indoor trampoline parks. She loved it!

(Next time, I want to jump, too.)

free treats!

As I've been way behind on publishing to the blog, I failed to remind you of free cone day at Dairy Queen and free water ice at Rita's on the first day of spring (March 20th!). We ventured to Dairy Queen after kindergarten pickup. I didn't order myself a cone expecting to have to help finish someone else's cone. Nope. These kids love their ice cream.

Later in the day, after Lydia got off the bus, we drove over to Rita's.

It was so cold outside; everyone's teeth started chattering. We transported the water ice home and finished them up at home after warming up in the car on the drive.

Happy Spring!

date: The Little Mermaid, Jr.

guest blogger: Lydia

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March was my month for a date with daddy. One of the local middle schools was putting on a musical: The Little Mermaid, Jr. Daddy took me to see it!

We had so much fun!



bingo night: boys at home

While I took the girls to bingo the other week, Aaron stayed home with Jesse. Aaron put on Jesse's pajamas and after he tossed the diaper, Aaron walked out to this.

Jesse: I'm ready to go!
Aaron: Go where?
Jesse: To My Birthday!

I love these guys!


The snow on Tuesday was more ice than snow, and the wind was brutal at times. (Anna walked outside and blew over and walked right back inside.) Due to the sand-like texture of the snow, the sledding wasn't working so well either, but wrestling in the snow still worked.

Lydia came home from school early on Monday with a virus, so she went to bed early with Anna and Jesse.

So after some ice-less snow had fallen in the afternoon, Heidi and I took to the sledding hill again.

couch potatoes

We've been sharing some unfortunate germs around here recently, and in our house, the movies come out with the barf buckets. (There have been a lot of movies here in March.)

incoming snow

Who's ready for some more of this white stuff?