I’ve had the privilege of knowing Grandma Geneva for about 11 years. And although I’ve known her for much less time than her own kids and grandkids, I still feel broken-hearted and deeply saddend by her passing this week. Although the details of her life have been recorded here, I need to make it clear… Continue reading Remembering Grandma Geneva
After a morning of shopping and eating in Stillwater, the birthday fun continued on a cruise on the St. Croix! We had a dinner of BBQ ribs and got to enjoy sitting on the different decks, taking in the view, and looking out for mermaids, of course. (This is not a photo of the boat… Continue reading I’m on a boat!
My twenties are a thing of the past! If the last couple days are any indication of how this next decade is going to go, I say bring it. (Though I may need to pencil in more naps for myself…) My mom, sister, my mom’s friend Denise and her daughter Jessica all came up to Minnesota/Wisconsin… Continue reading This is 30!
“Oh let’s get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France. Let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters and teach them how to dance. Let’s get rich and build a house on a mountain making everybody look like ants. From way up there, you and I. You and I.” Over the weekend… Continue reading Congratulations Robbyn and Jason!
Cece turned five today! One whole hand! Just months away from starting kindergarten and one more year closer to being able to vote. It’s no exaggeration that they grow up so fast. Five is going to be a fantastic year from her, I can feel it! We celebrated the occasion by having a family party at… Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday, Cece!
The wedding festivities have officially been kicked off! This weekend I traveled (solo!) to Illinois to help throw a classy Mexican beach themed shower for my sister and her fiance. Thank you all so much to everyone who came and helped celebrate such a silly, special, (and ridiculously good-looking) couple. I know deep in my… Continue reading Showering Robbyn & Jay!
Last weekend, we celebrated the birthdays of my nieces Samantha and Michaela. My sister-in-law put together a super sweet Inside Out themed party which I thoroughly enjoyed… possibly even more than my own kids, and they enjoyed it a lot. ^^^ Nine kids just quietly enjoying their snacks.^^^ This is a testament to just how… Continue reading Partying Inside Out Style!
The big dance is over! Christmas has come and gone (and a part of me is already dreaming about next holiday season!) We spent Christmas Eve and morning at our house. The girls both managed to get in bed early (which meant everyone was up early, at least an hour before sunrise!) We opened a… Continue reading Christmas Morning 2015
Back in October I sought out matching sweater dresses and big ol’ headbands as we had our first official photo shoot as a family of four done by Ashley Partch. ^^^I felt this excited about it.^^^ However, I was even more excited after I viewed our images. I take pictures of my own children all… Continue reading Fall Family Pictures
Thanksgiving weekend was a three-part deal that is now over. It’s probably a good thing. At the rate we were going, we would have to get rid of any pants with buttons or zippers. We spent Thanksgiving Day in low-key fashion. Joe and I took the kids to Good Times Park Thanksgiving morning and came… Continue reading Thankfulness