Hi, friends! Today I bring you the latter half of summer. It has come to my attention that even with the hot weather, I can’t deny summer’s end. It’s the end of September, Cece has already been back to school for well over a month, and there’s pumpkin spice coffee creamer in our refrigerator. So,… Continue reading Summer Happenings 2.0
“My biggest dream come true is my daughter; I’ve wanted her since I was a little girl.” (^^^Shoe credit goes to Grandma Pat!^^^) On my to-do list this summer was to take updated photos of the girls that I could frame, give to grandparents, etc. I finally got around to it this morning! I also… Continue reading Six and Three
Hi there! It feels good to be inching towards the end of winter and to start breaking out of hibernation. A couple weeks ago, we took an impromptu four-day trip to Wisconsin Dells. My sister even joined us for part of the vacation which made it extra wonderful. She’s also the reason we even have any… Continue reading Wisconson Dells (and other life happenings!)
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!
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!
There’s no pick-me-up quite like a visit from my sister! The only downside is now that she’s gone, I feel like I’m moping around, missing my coffee buddy and mind-reading soul mate. What made the visit quite seamless is that we tend to be on the same wavelength when it comes to relaxation, productivity, outings,… Continue reading A Visit from Sister Bear!
Over the weekend, I put on my brave face, packed up our van, guzzled some Dunkin’ and embarked on a brief, crazy, and FUN trip to see my family in Chicago. Nothing gets done without this stuff. ^^^ After Cece finished school on Friday, I drove myself and the girls to Wisconsin Dells. Even though… Continue reading A road trip, a wedding, and so much sister love!
Last week was a whirlwind of such good things and I’ll be so mad at myself if I don’t make an attempt to record some of it! One week ago on Sunday was Cece’s birthday party. Hard to forget that! After returning home from the party, unpacking, and refueling, my siblings and I… Continue reading Life is good. And that’s the way it should be.
Cece continues to surprise and impress me everyday by what a terrific big sister she has been. For instance, when Rosie is crying, Cece will run over and tell her, “It’s ok, it’s ok! Cece is here!” Or she’ll say “My sister needs me!” It’s pretty adorable. And Rosie loves her right back. Cece can… Continue reading Two peas in a pod
Watching a slew of football games concluded Robbyn and Jay’s visit with us. Actually, for me and Robbyn, it meant football on in the background while we supervised Cece and prepared a mini-feast complete with juice boxes. Aside from the pinwheels and pig-in-a-blanket, not pictured is a long-gone pan of heavenly hash. Cece was thoroughly… Continue reading Football Sunday, as it should be