Only one more day in December and then it’s on to the new year! Before we send Cece back to school and our tree gets taken down, I’d like to share a bit from our Christmas.We spent the weekend before Christmas celebrating with Joe’s family in St. Cloud. On Christmas Eve, we took the kids… Continue reading Christmas Morning 2017
Sometimes I wish I was a big fancy shmancy blogger who could host crazy good giveaways (like vacations and home makeovers and things of that nature) to readers. The truth is pretty much my audience consists of my mom, Joe’s mom, and a few other friends and family members… and that still makes me very… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway: My Favorite Things!
I love giving and receiving holiday cards. I think my mom put me in charge of writing out our family’s cards when I was like, 12 and I was like, seriously pumped about it. (It’s true, I’ve always known how to have a rockin’ Friday night.) And now that I’m older with a family of… Continue reading What didn’t make the cut for the holiday card.
Over the weekend we put on our flower crowns and got a chance to partake in our favorite end-of-summer tradition… The Minnesota Renaissance Festival! How do you even pick a favorite part? It’s all the things we love… knights, jousting, mermaids and fairies (because those are totally part of history), performers of all sorts, and… Continue reading Ren Fest 2016
(Linda, her daughter Lauren, her son-in-law Jake, and my mom) 2013… you must be one of those things that are supposed to make us “stronger.” But between the loss of my dad, my grandma constantly in and out of the hospital, and now the loss of my mom’s cousin, I need to admit that I’m… Continue reading Linda, we miss you. A LOT.
Another year older? Yes. Another year wiser? That’s debatable. Now that I am officially 27, I should probably officially stop shopping at Forever 21, reduce the amount I wear zebra print, pick up some anti-aging cream, and accept/admit that I literally cannot stay awake past 10 p.m. Just kidding, I’m happy to celebrate another… Continue reading Upper twenties continue
I hope you were able to enjoy your holiday celebrating the good ol’ US of A. (And I hope all of your fingers are still accounted for!) We didn’t take a lot of photos, but we had a nice day spent in town. Even though this is now our third summer living in Richfield, this was… Continue reading Happy 4th!
So, sometime in April, this blog was added to the Top Mommy Blogs directory. And I did not really explain what that meant. At all. I’ll explain it now: Top Mommy Blogs is a free directory of popular mom blogs with reviews and ratings by readers. The site also contains a community forum for moms & mom bloggers. There… Continue reading About this “Top Mommy Blogs” business
Last year, when Cece turned one, we were so lucky to get her one-year photos done on her actual birthday, which I thought was super cool. (And I was crazy about the pictures!) With so much going on, I didn’t take any pictures on her birthday this year, except right before bedtime while we were playing outside.… Continue reading Hey, beautiful!
I want to take a moment to share the information about my Dad’s benefit which now has a set date and details. By now, I think everyone is aware that my dad and our family is going through a tremendously difficult and unreal time right now. I can’t thank everyone enough for the kind words, thoughts, and… Continue reading YU-EN For the Fight: A Benefit for Michael Yuen