living an unconventional life, one cocktail at a time

Fifteen years feels more like five

I cannot even believe that we got married FIFTEEN years ago. It’s been fifteen years since we had a fun rehearsal dinner at the Lodge…fifteen years since I had to walk outside, then back inside to...

Giant bubbles in the park

I totally meant to post this LAST week and then, big surprise, I got distracted by something else and never came back to it…story of my life. Last Sunday (meaning the Sunday before last!) was a...

Touch-a-Truck (and epic meltdowns)

Last night at the Homecoming pep rally, a couple of our friends mentioned a Touch-a-Truck event that was happening today at a local church just outside town. Since Cooper loves all things transportation right...

Parades and Jayhawks and bounce hous...

Nights like tonight make me even more happy that we live within close walking distance of downtown. The annual KU Homecoming parade was tonight and started mere blocks from our house. Friends and their kids...

There’s a new burger in town

We cook dinner at home a lot—a lot more now that we have a child, and a lot earlier in the evening than we used to— but our family still loves to go out to restaurants. No potential toddler drama is going to...

A new kind of baby book

At “two half,” as my kiddo says, he has no baby book—despite my months-long, crazy-pregnant-lady obsession over finding just the “right” book, the one I eventually settled on remains...

I love Sandbar popcorn.

Well, I DO, except I’m not supposed to eat it right now because of the braces currently inhibiting my enjoyment of certain foods. (I said “not supposed to.” Yes, you can interpret that to...

Everybody! Field trip.

Cooper’s Caterpillar class went on their spring field trip last month to one of our favorite places in Lawrence: PetWorld. Oh my goodness does this boy love that place. So many things to see- hamsters...

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