Ah, old blog, I’ve missed you so! Fall is consistently a busy time of year, but this one has definitely been busier than most. I knew mama/family blogging would have to get moved to the backburner for a bit, but I thought I would do a brief catch-up on at least some autumnal happenings. Early… Continue reading September 2019
It was nearly a month ago, but I’m excited to finally share some of my phone photos from our July trip to North Carolina! Our family of five drove out there (including Zuzu) and we stayed in the Asheville/ Black Mountain area. As a bonus, we were able to stop in Illinois and see/stay with… Continue reading North Carolina
Happy Holidays! We are in full cozy-mode around here. I don’t know about all of you but I seem to fluctuate daily between experiencing pure joy this Christmas season and also being totally overwhelmed about all the things a parent needs to do and be during the holidays. These feelings seemed to be heightened… Continue reading Nov + Dec 2018
“It’s a warm celebration of all of our years. I dream of our story of our fairy-tale. Family dinners and family trees, teaching the kids to say, “Thank you,” and, “Please,” knowing if we stay together that things will be right.” “Is That Alright?” – Lady Gaga I truly hope you had a wonderful… Continue reading Family Photos 2018
Hey everyone! We might (might) be almost finished muddling and shoveling our way through “spring.” It’s been so ridiculous, hasn’t it? Fortunately, you can still buy yourself bouquets of fresh flowers and wine, even when the weather is awful. I don’t fancy myself a complainer. But seriously. All I want to do is take these… Continue reading March Madness
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.