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.
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!