Yearly Archives: 2012

Holiday preparations

Over the years we have visited several Christmas tree farms. They vary in their attractions and amenities (some have cider and wreaths and goofy photo ops and warming houses full of ornaments and other Christmas stuff and some don’t) WIth our recent move we found ourselves with two no nonsense christmas tree farms that are both neighbors […]

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Apple Pie Extravangza

  Ben attended a class at Sector 67 (Madison’s maker space) called The Chemistry of Baking in which he learned how to bake an apple pie from scratch. Since that time he was been itching to make the apple pie recipe at home. For our friend thanksgiving this year, Ben and Nora decided to make […]

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Halloween 2012

This year the kids went with a group theme – Harry Potter, Hermione, and Ginny Weasley.  These kids are now Halloween pros – they efficiently filled their buckets to rush home to sample themselves into belly achea! We were also joined by Raya’s 11 week old cousin, Jack (in a box) Tee-Hee

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We are moving …

 The house is sold and the move is on! In the past I have blogged some of our home improvement projects and other adventures here. However, our move and the work that will accompany it, the years with of projects and improvements that are haead of us, necessitated a new blog written by both Josh and […]

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Mostly amused at the amusement park

Josh’s company had a family outing at Six Flags. I hadn’t been there since sometime in college. I have a love-hate relationship with the place as I like roller coasters but really get motion sick on spinning rides.  I was excited to see what the kids like or didn’t about the experience. Carnival games, junky food, […]

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A Little Vacation

In June when Josh gifted me a planned getaway weekend for later in the summer we didn’t know that in August we would be in the middle of moving for our fifth time. We are now experienced packers and movers and the kids are now old enough to get help/play with all of the cardboard […]

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For Sale

Well, I mentioned in the springtime posts that we had started looking at houses in the country.  While we were in Door County with the in-laws one of the houses that we saw during our tour of country homes became a bit more interesting. We thought long and hard and when we got home we took another […]

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Baby and Books: A quick shower review

Two weekends ago my mom and I hosted a baby shower for my cousin and her husband. It was great to have a fun excuse to see my cousin that we only see once or twice a year. My mom and I had a ton of fun planning the event. We planned a book themed […]

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Mad City Chickens 2012 Coop Tour

Last year we spent several hours touring neighborhood coops on the Mad City Coop Tour. It was really neat to see the different coops/setups and talk to the different homeowners about their experience. It really was useful for me to see how the chickens fit into a urban situation. This year we felt like we should give back […]

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Terraced Beds in the Terrace or Gardening on Glenway

We love the location of our house. We like that we are in a neighborhood near a huge park with walking paths through the woods and our backyard is populated by mature trees. However, all of these huge trees mean that we do not have a lot of great growing space for a herb or vegetable garden. […]

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