my favorite picture of our family in 2015

December 23, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

holiday photo.jpgposting has been sporadic at best, but this is still one of my favorite spots on the internet. we hope to do better in the coming year, but no promises. what we can give is our sincerest wishes for the best holiday season. may it be filled with love, fun and the making of good memories.
love- meg, zach and zelda

why?

April 28, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

big girl bike!
that’s a question we get a lot around here these days from zelda.  why, why, why?  we try to answer honestly and not give her too many because or because i said so’s, but sometimes she runs us either around in circles or into a dead end where there’s just no other answer.  i have to say though that getting asked why all the time keeps me thinking and on my toes.
pretty much sums up our day
taking a page out of her book, i’ve decided to emulate zelda and ask why too.  i’m now trying to remember to ask why when i’m deciding anything.  why am i doing this or that?  why do i want this or that?  and those why questions have really lead to some insights.  the first, which is possibly most relevant here, is that facebook is not for me.  the original why was to foster some connectedness, but in the end, it’s just lead to me neglecting what i truly want as far as our digital presence, this blog.  for now we’re saying so long facebook sort of.  i’ll still post blog posts up to facebook and check in to see what others are up to, but the later will probably be a lot less frequent.  if you’re interested in what we’re up to check the blog and follow us on instagram and flickr (here and here) where we post daily snapshots of life.

so with the answer to that why question done we all deserve treat, which today is a little song zelda sang for us (click the link below) on saturday while we were enjoying a fire bowl on the deck.  we are having a real spring so we have been outside as much as possible.  have a sweet day!

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good fortune

January 15, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

this morning was unknowingly our 500th post on this blog, that’s roughly 100 posts a year. here are a few interesting (to us) facts about our blog from last year: we had 9200 views, from 56 countries. our busiest day last year we had 977 views. we posted 172 times last year. our most popular post was this one.
11848408864_246aa9182a_oin honor of the good fortune of having people read the blog for so long and following along with our journey, i thought i’d share the fortunes we provided in homemade fortune cookies during our 4th annual cocktail party last saturday. the theme of our party was good luck and we were lucky to have so many friends join us. in addition to the fortune cookies, we made this cake with a penny inside and had clay wishbones for folks to pull.

here are the fortunes:
It is already too late to find the pants you were looking for.
He who knows he has enough is rich.
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He who expects no gratitude shall never be disappointed.
A new pair of shoes will do you a world of good.
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.
A thrilling time is in your future.
It takes courage to admit fault.
Cocktails don’t pour themselves. Time to go get another round for everyone.
Listen to everyone – ideas come from everywhere.
Don’t forget your towel.
Remember to share good fortune as well as bad with your friends.
Every exit is an entrance to new experiences.
You are almost there.
Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
[insert fortune here]
Help! I’m being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery!
You have unusual equipment for success, use it properly.
Ignore previous fortunes.
The road to riches is paved with homework.
The rubber bands are pointing in the right direction.
Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life.
The wine stain will come out.
Now is the time to make circles with mints, do not haste any longer.
Whatever it is you’ve been doing – keep doing it.
You have the greatest power living in you, so everything that is coming against you is not enough to take you down.
Turns out, you’re not gluten intolerant.
Don’t just spend time, invest it.
You are the best dancer in the room tonight – go for it.
Someone has googled you recently.
You can be trusted to keep a secret.
The fortune you seek is in another fortune cookie.
You will be hungry again in one hour.
Zach needs another drink.
You will die alone and poorly dressed.
Zelda isn’t going to tuck herself into bed: get going.
You will find great happiness in the snack cupboard.
If dogs won’t lick you, there may be a problem.
You will finish knitting those socks that are sitting at the bottom of your project basket.
Did you make sure the lights were out before you left?
You will read this and say, “I could come up with a better fortune than that!”
There is a cookie calling your name.
Your favorite cookies will go on sale in your supermarket next week.
There is a tincture in your future.
Those shoes? In public? Really?
Bob needs a hug.
Do not eat [whatever you just ate].

connecting with facebook

November 17, 2013 by meg | 0 comments

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we are giving facebook a try.  i think all posts i put up on the blog from this point forward should show up on our facebook page and be visible to our friends. once i hit publish here, i guess we’ll find out.
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November 8, 2012
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our virtual recipe box

just a quick note that we’ve started an ongoing feature on the blog that won’t show up on the main page, but you’ll have to click up at the top of the main page on the right side to view … Continue reading