• Let's Bake! Cinnamon Muffins

    As you know, Allison loves to bake, and I love to eat what she bakes! Well, those two activities came together this weekend. On Friday Allison text me that she was going to make muffins! Obviously she asked me what kind of muffins I wanted her to make, obviously, I requested chocolate chip. Allison said no. Specifically, she said, “you can’t just have everything be chocolate”. Which is true I guess, but I really only…

  • Mini Adventure: California State Railroad Museum

    “We’re going on an adventure!” Allison said as she opened the door to the girl’s room on a Saturday morning. Still a little sleepy from their nap the girls looked at us and smiled. Olivia started bouncing in her bed and Meghan pointed at us repeating her current favorite phrase “Dada dada dada”. After getting the girls dressed and shoes, we gave them a quick snack/lunch and had Olivia get the jackets. It was time…

  • Let's Make Some Blackberry Preserves!

    Every Saturday morning I (Myke) get up with the girls so Allison can get a little more sleep, and I can spend some time with them. Over the last 6 months, we’ve gotten into a little pattern. I wake them up, and we put on our slippers and I start making breakfast. It’s always the same breakfast, every Saturday. Bacon, scrambled eggs, and toast with my personal favorite, blackberry jam. Now let me tell you…

  • Almost a Decade of Blogging

    Wow, 2019 went by in quite a blur! As we close out the year, and the decade, Allison and I were looking back at the road this blog has taken, we’ve been blogging since 2011 and have currently published 638 posts (including this one). It’s gone from a simple blog that Allison wrote to one we run together, we’ve had times of consistency and times where we didn’t publish for months, but we’d always come…

  • A Christmas Music Playlist

    December is upon us, and so is the Christmas Season! This means it’s time for red and green, and Mall Santas, Christmas Trees, and yes, of course, Christmas Music! I like Christmas music. Most of it. Well, except for one song, in particular. Jingle Bell Rock. I hate this song. This is the story of why. So we time travel back to December 2016. I had been laid off from Alfred for about two weeks…