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  • BABY FAVES: 0-6 MONTHS

    Since this blog is really for us to learn new things, connect with people, and just remind us of things that we would most likely forget later in life, we thought we’d jot…

  • inTENTS: FORT KIT

    Derek and I have lots of small family members that happen to celebrate birthdays and Christmas and buying presents for all of them every year gets expensive. We thought a fort kit could…

  • the JOY of a STICKER CHART

    Recently, my parents (aka Nahn and Pops) took a three week European vacation. (They met my Italian Grandpa’s only first cousin and her family!… and ate a lot of food.) Mya…

  • ROAD TRIPPIN’ : THE LONG WAY HOME

    One of the great lessons that parenthood has taught Ashley and me over the past year and a half is the importance of slowing down and enjoying the smaller things in…

  • MEMORABLE MOMENTS

    Each year for Memorial Day, Kiewit in Lenexa, KS installs hundreds of flags on their lawn. We’ve taken Mya the past two years. It’s a beautiful place to reflect on the fallen and…

  • BROOKSIDE ART ANNUAL

    Art Attack is a new series of posts which will reflect everything artistic– gallery and museum trips, artist tributes, perhaps some of our own creations, and much more! To launch our…

  • USUAL AS UNUSUAL

    Some people have been asking about the centerpiece of Mya’s “Bird”day party. Love that you noticed the cuteness because I hold those babies dear to my heart. My Grandpa cut those…

  • DATE NIGHTS

    Derek and I have been married for 4+ yrs and have known each other for 7+. Over the years, our date nights out-and-about have gradually diminished to around one per month……

  • HAPPY “BIRD”DAY

    Derek had to talk me into having a first birthday party for Mya. Truth. I think I was initially hesitant because it seemed extravagant to ask friends/ family to honor a…

  • HOP HOP HOPPY EASTER

    Mya wasn’t as fond of the Easter bunny this year as compared to last… Poor kid. Since we paid someone to make our child cry, Derek and I needed to feel…

  • DIY: GROWTH CHART

    Mya never crawled. But once she started walking at 1 yr 2 wks, we wanted to start documenting her height at home. (Turns out it took me until she’s 17 months…