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John & Kelli
twenty-somethings making our way in life
Interests: DIY, crafts, decor, Project Life, scrapbooking, grilling
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We are here. Baby E is here. We welcomed him into this world in March, and we are all getting to know this new existence. While we adjust and soak in every minute of the newborn phase, we are going... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Here & Now
Power, Detail and Emotion Obviously, I’m either referring to the family dog or a set of loudspeakers ( The detail and emotion in the dog’s eyes and expression are what I live for. The best part of my day is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Here & Now
The last few weeks of pregnancy have been marked by two things: nesting and the Olympics. We are working together to tackle our baby to do list with great strides, followed by crashing on the couch to watch our favorite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Here & Now
Enjoying the Olympics nightly John's new haircut Winter storm #2 Emma enjoying baby shower balloons John's new gas doghouse Baby bump Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Here & Now
Our spices were back in at the top of our home improvement list again. After trying a new approach just last May (documented here), I had to put my foot down with John: the all-the-spices-in-one-big-bin just wasn't working for me.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Here & Now
1. Noise cancelling headphones Through the course of pregnancy, we have stocked up on all of the things that make traveling more convenient and enjoyable. I've kicked myself ever since - these are things we should have done years ago,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Here & Now
31 Weeks marked my last planned trip before Baby E's arrival. We do not have tickets booked for a plane trip until May, and this marks the longest period I have stayed 'grounded' in years. After traveling 1-2+ times a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Here & Now
I am counting my lucky stars today. Yesterday, I had planned to work from home. When the snow storm predictions and then warnings started, I was glad I had a plan to be at home for the time. As the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Here & Now
We celebrated the coming of Baby E last weekend with a baby shower. I have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time, teased by bits of party details from Jenna and knowing I would be able to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Here & Now
We are busy putting together the nursery (!!) this weekend, with Mom in town to help us make decisions and get things done. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of sorts at one of the details of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at Here & Now
Our house is currently in transition. No kids to babies. Christmas to new year. Den to nursery. Original paint to new paint colors. There are a lot of piles and to do lists in the midst of this. Plus, a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Here & Now
He is...finding a passion in photography. Spending a lot of time in his car. Reading and watching movies to relax. She is...working on the project list. Working. Thinking about spending energy wisely. Taking in realistic advice. He is...almost 3 pounds.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Here & Now
Brr... as the country is talking about, it's been a cold, cold week. Here in Atlanta, that meant single digit temperatures for the first time in decades. Here in Atlanta, that even means schools close down. I broke out my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Here & Now
CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP // We survived another 40-hour roundtrip trek from Atlanta to Minnesota. We hit good weather and we didn't have to make too many extra stops as a result of pregnancy. Driving to Minnesota for the holidays continues... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Here & Now
I like to move onto the new year as soon as it arrives. This year, however, I'm a little behind with some things I wanted to do before turning the calendar to 2014. One of those is sharing some outtakes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Here & Now
I have a photo of John and the dogs as my background for my laptop, taken in July. John had just given the baby his first gift, a golden lab stuffed animal, and he, Emma and Simon are all excited... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Here & Now
When I was younger, the History Channel actually aired historical documentaries instead of shows like Ice Road Truckers and Pawn Stars. The vast majority of these were focused on World War II, and I couldn’t get enough. So began a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Here & Now
We returned on Saturday from Thanksgiving week in Germany. Traveling to Europe over the holiday week has become one of John's and my favorite family traditions. This year, we brought Baby E into the fold, flying transatlantic at six months... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Here & Now
1. When the only thing left to do in the day is crawl into bed 2. The next chapter for our family 3. Two well-behaved and sweet-tempered dogs 4. A Practical Wedding (on marriage, motherhood and life) 5. Gold Medallion... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Here & Now
We're half way there. Or through. It depends on which way you want to look at this journey of pregnancy. Either way, it feels like deciding to embark on this just happened and seeing the positive sign was yesterday. July,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Here & Now
Jenna came to visit over Halloween, helping us with an assortment of baby preparation tasks throughout her long weekend (I've been sleeping better ever since!). The photos we took during the weekend made me laugh as I looked through them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Here & Now
Over the last few years, I've slowly migrated to prefering TV series over movies. Watching a TV show unfold over multiple seasons feels like reading a book and the character development is much more fulfilling. My favorite type of movies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Here & Now
1. We attended our third Michael Buble concert last week and it was simply the best one yet. Michael seems to only come to Atlanta on Sunday nights, which made me less excited about going to the concert. We even... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Here & Now
We found out last week that Baby E is a boy! We went with a simple plan to find out - just John and me at the doctor's office. The ultrasound technician said "I see what it is" within seconds... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Here & Now
Simon came to Georgia in a jet. I was so excited to see him that I sped home from work and got dinged with a pretty big fine from Atlanta’s Finest. For those keeping track, that is ticket number 7... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Here & Now