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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

march {in an instagram}

1. To start out the month of March, I finished up my last week of carrying the call pager of residency.  Handing it off for the last time was amazing.
2. At work last month, I had the opportunity to culture my own cells and then visualize and karyotype my own chromosomes.  It was so cool!
3. I got a flat tire on my car one evening that could only be fixed at the dealership while they ordered the new tire.  The very next morning while driving Ben’s car – no joke – another flat.  That’s two in 24 hours, in two vehicles.  Grrrr.  (For the record, both were nails/hunks of metal, so not due to my driving skills.  Ha!)  I’m so thankful my dad insisted I learn how to change a flat.  And also grateful to the seven(!) people who offered to help me fix it.
4. Boo for snow but yay for a sweet little snow angel!
5. We have a memory jar to record fun moments from 2013.  I had to jot down this one from Andrew: “When I’m big, I’m going to be a scientist-garbage man-police man.”  He then gave a detailed description of how he would change in and out of those various uniforms.
6. Knitting got real when I worked on the sleeves of my sweater.  Five needles at a time!  Actually not as hard as it looks, but I was freaked out at first.
7. We love IU basketball wins, but they are so much sweeter when witnessed with my brother Steve.  I love seeing his reaction when they win!
8. Sometimes they play well together.  Sometimes.
9. Caroline’s room got a makeover from nursery to big girl room.  Andrew was pretty excited to watch Dad paint.
10. We spent a fun weekend afternoon at the Children’s Museum.  The kids’ love so many of the exhibits but for me, the hall of mirrors never gets old :)
11. The best boy I could ever ask for, so the shirt seemed fitting.
12. My sweet girl is starting to show interest in baking.  Right now her main job is measuring cup drummer.
13. Andrew picked out a honey bear at our butcher shop, and then out of the blue spent the whole week asking for a biscuit with strawberries and honey.  The following weekend, I made it a reality.  He was beyond thrilled.
14. Caroline had her first haircut!  And by the way, tolerated it 1000% better than her brother did his first time.
15. Sweet snuggly girl.
16. I finished my sweater!  I still can’t believe that I completed a sweater that looks like something I would actually want to buy.  And it’s super comfy.
17. We had our living room repainted and the carpet replaced, which meant a temporary move of all furniture into our front room.  The kids were in heaven with this fort/jungle gym set up.
18. Snuggling with my girl on her last night of being a one year old.  I cannot believe how time has flown.
19. Caroline absolutely loves her big girl bed, and I love seeing my sleepy girl in the early morning time.
20. Ben’s mom brought Caroline this beautiful bouquet from her garden at her birthday party.  So sweet, and we are so ready for spring flowers!

  • Junglewife

    I have been reading your blog for a long time, but I am not sure I have ever commented before, sorry! I live overseas (in a remote part of Indonesia) and find it hard to get anything but the most basic ingredients here…and sometimes can’t even find things that would be “basics” in the States!) I find a lot of recipes that I use from your blog – thank you very much!
    I am also a knitter and love that you have started knitting! Your sweater is beautiful! Using double-points successfully is quite the accomplishment! Although most times I try to avoid them if I can because I find them so fiddly… if you are comfortable with them, that’s great! But if you find them fiddly, too, I’d highly recommend trying the magic loop method, if you haven’t before. Some people would rather use DPNs, and some prefer magic loop. I use magic loop for everything from socks to sweater sleeves to glove fingers. Just a suggestion :-)
    Oh, and I’m from Indiana, too, so it’s always fun to read from a fellow Hoosier!

  • Angela Wilhite

    Is that a Rocky Coast Cardigan? Beautiful work! :)

  • http://www.kerrycooks.wordpress.com/ Kerry

    Caroline is SO beautiful – she looks so much like her Mum

  • annieseats

    Aww, thank you :)

  • annieseats

    Yes! I am in love with it. And totally planning to make the kid version for Caroline :)

  • disqus_6O5KPibRBP

    awwww, your kids are SO adorable!

  • LisaR @ Who Stole My Baby?

    That second picture is awesome. I don’t know what half those words are in your explanation of it, but it does sound cool.

  • branny

    Caroline’s haircut pic is cracking me up! She looks so smug.

  • http://typingsunflowers.blogspot.com/ Brenda Steffen

    Good job on the double pointed needles! I was also terrified of them at first. Your sweater looks wonderful. Have you checked out Ravelry, yet? I like to think of it as a sort of online cookbook for knitters and crocheters (only of course, the recipes are actually patterns…) Love seeing your happy photos.

  • Liz N.

    The sweater is beautiful! I wish I had the patience to do it. I freak out with two needles (which is why I still prefer crocheting to knitting)! Nice work! The memory jar is something that I need to implement at home. How fun it would be to read back on Dec. 31st or include those scraps in a kids’ scrapbook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelsey.morgan.756 Kelsey Morgan

    No call pager, a gorgeous sweater, a birthday, and snuggle time? Sounds like a great month!

  • annieseats

    Oh yes, I am in love with Ravelry!

  • Caroline L.

    Kudos on that sweater – it looks fantastic! It’s so fun to see your little family every month – your kids are precious!

  • Amy

    Your kids are sooo cute and I think you are beautiful!

  • Angela

    congratulations, Annie! #1’s a huge deal. Also, the sweater is amazing. Sweet photos!

  • http://twitter.com/MasterT_12 Tarah

    Hi Annie, I love the picture board above your couch. I hope you’ll consider doing a “how to” post on it. Thanks for a the great ideas and inspiration!!

  • erin mansfield

    #2 was totally my favorite… but then again, I am married to a geneticist. Yay nerds!

  • http://twitter.com/DeliciousKarma Delicious Karma

    Oh my gosh…this is truly such a special collage of March photos and memories! Beautiful kiddies, super nicely done sweater, great work at work, and lovely family and home time. All in all, a pretty great month.

  • http://tideandthyme.com/ Laura

    First off, the sweater looks adorable. Is it a cardigan? Or a shrug? Also, BBQ looks more and more like you everyday. And can’t believe how big Andrew is getting! This damn “time” thing – we gotta figure out how to slow it down.

  • annieseats

    It’s a long-ish cardigan. If you look on Ravelry in my projects, it’s the rocky coast cardigan. I’m going to have Ben take some pictures of it this weekend I think. And yeah, we need to slow down time. These kids are growing at an alarming rate.

  • annieseats

    It’s coming on Thursday :)

  • http://twitter.com/melanieeccles Melanie Eccles

    that sweater is incredible! way to go!

  • Heather at Kitchen Concoctions

    What a sweet family you have! Your sweater looks amazing! Good job!

  • Annie Song

    Annie,
    Your children are so adorable! Thanks for sharing these great pictures!

  • Diane

    Do you ever sleep or do you have a maid? Seriously, how do you do so much! You are amazing!

  • Jane

    Hi Annie,

    What is your ravelry username?

  • annieseats

    Shoot me an email via the contact form and I’ll send it to you :) Or just send me yours and I’ll add you as a friend.

  • mpetermann1

    HI Annie – I’ve been reading for a while but have rarely left a comment, if ever – my bad! I just had to tell you I about DIED when I saw the article about YOU in my Taste of Home magazine! I shouted “Hey!! I read her blog!!” lol — that fantastic magazine is published right here in SE Wisconsin — I even visited the Taste of Home shop & test kitchen :)
    Love all your photos – your kids are adorable & I always love your Instagram collage. Makes me wish I had a smart phone JUST so I could join in (think that’ll fly with my husband? Needing a smart phone so I can post cool photo collages? LOL)

  • annieseats

    Really, you do need a smartphone with kids (in my opinion). Having the capability to take photos, videos, etc. and share them with family whenever has been so wonderful. There would be many moments we cherish that we didn’t capture if not for our phones. I’m totally on your side with this :)

  • http://twitter.com/tsteffes Terri Oliver Steffes

    Silly me for asking, but how did you make the collage?

  • annieseats

    I make it in Adobe Lightroom. Kind of difficult to describe all the specifics briefly but it’s a pretty easy program to use.

  • annieseats

    Ha! Seriously, I’m nothing special. Maybe just a little crazy :) I sleep (though some nights not enough), and we do have cleaning ladies come twice a month which is one of the greatest decisions we ever made!