Easter

Kaitlan on Easter - Kohler Created

…or weekend. This is the first holiday where we’ve been like, “should we do something?” with Kaitlan. At Christmas she didn’t notice anything, and although she still obviously hasn’t a clue, she loves to explore new things — like containers of things, ie Easter baskets. I’m guessing we’ll probably put a little something fun together […]



The Wise Samurai

Tsukahara Bokuden – Samurai Legend

Tsukahara Bokuden – Samurai Legend (source) Happy Friday! It’s been a long week — to the extent that I actually took a break from some of the non-essential work I typically do and just kind of mellowed out. It felt great, and I got a little much needed “me” time to kind of focus on […]



Baby’s first cold

baby's first cold - Kohler Created

Well, it finally happened. Despite my constant disinfecting, supplementing, hovering, and attempts to ward off potential illnesses with extra sleep and no life, our Beeb caught her first cold late last week. Getting ready for a walk around the neighborhood… I can say now with confidence, there is nothing more worrisome than having a sick […]



Cast iron procrastinators

Cast Iron Pizza Crust Recipe - Kohler Created

We survived the holidays! By the time they end every year, I am just so ready to resume routine. Even though I was a little sad to take down our tree and say goodbye to our baby’s first Christmas, I am so happy things are back to normal! Our New Year’s was expectedly low-key. We […]



2014 Barbells for Boobs

Barbells for Boobs - Kohler Created

First, thank you so much for all the love for Felix. He was such an awesome cat and I while I know that all pets have to leave us sometime, I wish our vet would have caught the signs of diabetes that our second-opinion vet said were very clear and would have been seen a […]



Kohlucks McBacheofferett

Kohlucks McBacheofferett - Kohler Created

This weekend was the third annual Kohlucks McBacheofferett party. The hilarious name stems from a combination of all the attendees last names and has changed several times to accommodate new people. It’s almost an entire weekend of good food, yard games, board games and plenty of trickery. I heard someone got “iced” from cutting into […]



Catch-up Weekend

Baby Room - Plummage

I’m tempted to call the past two weeks “the lost weeks.” Between the storm damage and then getting the worst cold I’ve had in two years, it’s caused almost complete standstill life. State Farm ended up denying our appeals, so we’re paying for our roof damage out-of-pocket and switching companies. At this point I wish I could […]



Our new normal

7-7-14 Columbia Missouri storm

I started writing this post 24 hours after, but the mere fact that it’s now the weekend should tell you what kind of week it’s been. It’s been really tough. On Monday night/Tuesday morning, I woke up as Neil was dragging me down the hall toward the basement. The house was shaking and debris was […]



House project baby steps

Easy Quiche - Kohler Created

Huge working weekend for us last weekend preparing the house for baby, alternatively titled “stuff we should have done much sooner.” And while we didn’t get it all done, we definitely covered a lot of ground. After coaching my favorite 8 AM Free CrossFit class on Saturday morning and a breakfast of egg burritos, we […]



Weekend Recap: Pizza and Baby Bedrooms

Thin and Crispy Pizza - Kohler Created

One last relaxing weekend before another race weekend. Neil requested pizza for our cheat meal this week, and somehow we ended up with enough for several meals. No matter, it was so good! I didn’t think about it till mid-bite about halfway through my personal pizza, but it’s been almost two months since I last […]