Easter 2017

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Another Easter has come & gone.  In past years, Easter wasn’t one of my favorite Holiday’s, but now that we have kids that really get into the whole Easter thing, it’s skyrocketed to the top of my Holiday-loving list.

Our oldest, LOVES Easter (& that’s putting it mildly)!  One of her favorite things to do EVER is finding Easter eggs!  And her true love & passion makes my heart explode with pure joy.  There is nothing a parent loves more than seeing their kids truly happy.

There are so many fun events that lead up to the BIG day!  The weekend prior to Easter, we took the kids to an Easter Egg Hunt.  It’s close to our house & has become one of our favorite pre-Easter events. Continue reading

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Two Years Old

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How is it possible that my baby is TWO?  It feels like just yesterday the Nurse was bringing him over to us & saying “congratulations, you have a boy”.  And, from the moment I laid eyes on him, I was in love.  A special kind of love.  A love that only a Mother can have her son.  I was certain it wasn’t possible, but my heart doubled in size & the love I felt was stronger than I knew possible. Continue reading

Currently…[12/7/2016]

Hey-O, friends!  Happy hump day!  The week is half over…hooray!  I have a really busy weekend ahead, filled with a dance recital, cookie baking, birthday celebrating & loads of house cleaning & though I am starting to stress a-wee-bit about all that’s on the agenda, I’m really looking forward to everything (minus the house cleaning ).  Anyway, I hope your week has been great!

Waiting for: My Holiday cards to arrive so I can address them & get them out to all of our family & friends!  I loved our cards this year! Continue reading

love trumps hate

[I wrote this a week ago and have been contemplating whether to post it or not….]

It’s been a tough couple of days.  Aside from having sick kids & struggling with pesky ear infections myself, I feel like I’ve been in a thick cloudy-haze.  I don’t typically like to talk politics, but the results from this past Tuesday’s election hit me hard.  To say I’m scared & nervous, might be the understatement of the year.

I want to preface this with the fact that I know people that sided with each of our candidates & I’m totally fine with that.  Of course we don’t all have the same beliefs, but what I do struggle with is the fact that I have to wonder if some people voted for Trump, our now President-Elect, simply based off of hate.  It’s a disturbing thought.  And, for the 1st time in my 30 some years on Earth I’ve felt ashamed & embarrassed to be an American.

My heart literally aches.  It’s been hard to focus, sleep & imagine what this world has in store for the next 4+ years.  I’ve broken into tears more than I care to admit since the election.  Continue reading

Halloween 2016

It’s November…can you believe it?  We are 3 weeks and 1 day away from THANKSGIVING.  Excuse me while I have a mini anxiety attack.

Okay, I’ve collected myself.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  I’m here to talk about Halloween.  Somehow Halloween jumped out at me.  Seriously, i don’t think I have any concept of time lately.  But, I’m happy to say, we survived!  Halloween was actually pretty fun this year.  Both kids went out Trick-or-Treating together for the first time, so it held a special little place in my heart. Continue reading

our Hannah

I remember the day we got our sweet furry friend, Hannah, as if it were yesterday.  It was a warm, sunny July day.  The alarm went off far earlier than I’d prefer on a Sunday morning, especially after having been out bachelorette partying the night before.  I was in rough shape, but was beyond excited to finally meet the newest member of our family.

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Crescent Roll Marshmallow Puffs

Friends!  It’s hard to believe that Easter is a mere 2 days away…what the what?  I love Easter because it’s a sign that we’ve made it through the brunt of the MN winter and fresh, beautiful things are about to pop up soon!

Today, I’m sharing one of the easiest breakfast ideas out there.  It’s one that my hubby introduced me to when we first met and to this day, it’s one of our favorites!   Continue reading

The Big Easy

A couple of weeks ago, I think I officially became an adult.  A real adult.  I had a work trip to the Big Easy and not only did I take my first work trip, I navigated the airport myself, and even flew myself…say what?  Yes, that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true.  I’m sort of a “nervous nelly” to start with, but flying without my family {or at least without my hubby} caused me so much stress it was silly.  But, I put on my big girl pants and headed to New Orleans.

I should probably say that I did head there with one of my co-workers, so I truly wasn’t alone.  I know, I’m a wimp.  Our flight was a bit delayed, but we managed to get into town and check in to our hotel by about 6:45pm.  After we were semi-settled into our perspective rooms, we headed to none other than, Bourbon Street.

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2 years ago

It’s hard to wrap my head around all that has happened over the past 2 years.  Birthday’s, anniversary’s, a new addition to the family, trips, job changes…so many fun things & exciting changes!  But, today, I really want to reflect on this day two years ago.

I still remember things as if they happened yesterday.  It was Monday, February 17th & it had snowed a ton the night before.  We had a very important doctor appointment that morning.  Because of the crappy roads, we allowed ourselves extra time to get to the appointment, but since it was President’s Day there wasn’t much traffic, so we ended up being early for our 9:15 appointment.  And, of course, they were running late.  My emotions were running high – I was excited, nervous, anxious and a tiny bit scared.  Why so many emotions?  Well, we were there to check for our baby’s heartbeat.  You see, on December 31, 2013, we found out we were pregnant.  It was a fun & very unexpected way to spend New Year’s Eve {you better make my drink a kiddie cocktail, please}.  At our first Doctor appointment the Nurse went to check to see if she could hear the heartbeat but she wasn’t able to find it and attributed it to the baby being to small, or hiding in my belly.  No big deal, I thought.   Continue reading