Baby Nursey

Feb 27, 2021

As you look through our photos you may notice there is no picture of a baby nursery.  Although we have an empty room waiting to be decorated we are waiting to see if the expectant mom wants to help with this.  Even if we are matched after the baby is born there will be time before we need a crib.  We know we want a rocking chair to read to our child, rock him or her to sleep and just snuggle but in terms of color and theme Stefanie has some ideas in mind but we are open to doing this with you.

Thursday Night is Pizza Night

Jan 22, 2021

I grew up in upstate New York and Jeremy grew up in Chicago so our idea of the best pizza is not the same.  But since Chicago style pizza is not really available by us I win when it comes to ordering pizza. My family ordered pizza for take out usually once a week.  We always ordered pizza with buffalo chicken wings for Sunday night dinner so my mom got a break from cooking.  When Jeremy and I started dating I quickly learned that Thursday was his pizza night. So we have made Thursday our pizza night with leftovers for Friday lunch (or sometimes breakfast for me).

Jeremy is Cool

Jan 17, 2021

Jeremy has volunteered as an advisor for a local chapter of a teenage youth group for almost 20 years.  He spends most Saturday nights at programs the kids create.  Some serious while others are fun.  Recently some of the group had an outing at Top Golf where Jeremy proudly announced he won the first round.  This past weekend they had a regional convention where all the chapters in the Maryland, DC and VA came together for a weekend for a convention.   Normally it is at a hotel, but this weeks it was over Zoom.  They dealt with serious issues such as teenage depression but also had a dance party.  Jeremy and I chaperoned the dance party.  At the end of the party two of the boys in Jeremy’s youth group coordinated a dance to Single Ladies for Tik Tok.  The boys were goofing off and one of the girls said you might want to be careful Jeremy is here. Without missing a beat one of the boys said “That is ok Jeremy is cool.” I found that statement so touching. Last year his chapter nominated him for and he won Advisor of the year.  To hear directly from one of the boys in his chapter on how Jeremy has made an impact on him check out our recommendations page.  

What’s for Dessert?

Jan 16, 2021

Tonight after dinner Jeremy asked what I wanted for dessert.  I was full so I said I’m ok now.  He was surprised because he offered to make his famous apple crisp or anything I wanted.  I asked what he wanted and he said nothing.  Apparently nothing is an ice cream sundae with some frosting.   The blue on his lips gave him away. 

Zoom Cocoa Bombs

Jan 11, 2021

I’ve joined the cocoa bomb craze in our area.  Today my friends daughter taught me how to make them over Zoom.  It was a great way to spend the afternoon.   And we finished just in time for Jeremy to have a cup of cocoa after his run.   

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2020

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  Stefanie is looking forward to our traditional pancake breakfast while watching the Disney Christmas Show.  We hope you have a Merry Christmas and would love to hear your Christmas traditions.


Holiday Cheer

Dec 21, 2020

We like to drink hot Cocoa during the Christmas season.  Today Stefanie brought home a few hot cocoa bombs which have been very popular in our area and are hard to get.  They only had the dark chocolate ones but they did not disappoint.   Next time I hope we get to try the unicorn one with the rainbow marshmallows. 

Happy Hanukkah

Dec 18, 2020

Tonight was the last night of Hanukkah.  I think this is the first year we we have been home every night to light the menorah.  Jeremy made latkes (potatoe pancakes) three different nights.   We also made Hanukkah sugar cookies.  We look forward to celebrating Hanukkah with a child.  

Hiking Away Our Thanksgiving Feast

Nov 29, 2020

If I’m being honest we ate our way through Thanksgiving weekend and the French toast breakfast this morning did not help.  We like walking and nature hikes so today we decided to take a hike on the trail that has an entrance outside our house.  It was nice to get outside and enjoy nature.  

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2020

Jeremy’s parents and my brother Adam were supposed to come to Maryland to celebrate Thanksgiving at our house with Stefanie’s mom and cousin.  But no one wanted to travel this year so our Thanksgiving was smaller than expected with just us and Stefanie’s mom.  Our Thanksgiving traditions involve waffles and bacon while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and then a traditional dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and homemade pecan pie.  Jeremy does most of the cooking and although it was a little smaller than usual it was delicious.  Here he is getting the turkey ready.  Looking forward to future Thanksgivings with a little one.  

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