Favorite Moments of 2012

The obligatory best of 2012 post … only 12 days late.


Favorite Things for 0-3 Months
Four Month Letter to Samuel
A Video Conversation with the Little Man
Meatless Monday recipes: Pumpkin Penne Pasta Bake | Quinoa Burgers | Thai Fried Quinoa


Our Love Story
Our First Valentine’s Day as a Family of Three
Broiled Steak Salad and Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nick baked a beautiful loaf of Marble Rye Bread
We visited Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh
Five Month Letter to Samuel


The Culinary Kid (4-6 Months)
Six Month Letter to Samuel
Our obsession with Thai food continued: Thai Chicken Pizza
Breakfasts for Champions: Fiesta Waffles and Baked Chocolate Doughnuts


Favorite Things for 3-6 Months
Celebrating Easter
Traveling with My Little Buddy
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, and Cranberries
Chewy Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
Seven Month Letter to Samuel
Big Things are Happening!


Bathtime with Sammy: Splish Splash Video
On Mother’s Day
It’s Official: We are Homeowners!
Moving with a Mobile Eight-Month-Old
Eight Month Letter to Samuel
Frozen Brownie Sundaes and A Memorial Day Makeover


Fluffy Pancakes and Baked Sour Cream Doughnuts to start your morning
The Culinary Kid: Banana Muffins and Turkey Meatloaf
Lake Weekend
His First Father’s Day
Cousin Love
Nine Month Letter to Samuel


Oh, The Big Three Oh
Trip to New York City: The Upper West Side | The Parks | The Food | The Sweets
Trip to Clearwater, FL: Part 1 | Part 2
Ten Month Letter to Samuel


All About Kindermusik
Favorite Toys at Ten Months
Late Summer Fun: the horse farm, the water park, the petting zoo
We celebrated three years of marriage
One of the best things to ever come out of our oven: Peach Pie
Eleven Month Letter to Samuel


I had the pleasure of judging the second annual Savor Pittsburgh
Nick completed the Tough Mudder
We celebrated Sam’s first birthday and Nick’s thirtieth birthday
Twelve Month Letter to Samuel


Fall Fun: apple harvest festival, pumpkin patch, Halloween
My grandparents celebrated sixty years of marriage!
Another Oktoberfest in the Wiley Haus
Nick baked Cheddar Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread
I baked Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream Frosting and Apple Pie
Thirteen Month Letter to Samuel


Sam’s best little buddy came to visit
Happy Thanksgiving
Meet Lucy!
Fourteen Month Letter to Samuel


Life with a toddler and a puppy: A Crazy Kind of Wonderful
We remembered our dear cousin, Lauren Rousseau, and spent a sorrowful week in Connecticut
Christmas With the Ones We Love and The Magic of Christmas Morning
We enjoyed the first significant snow of the season
Fifteen Month Letter to Samuel

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