Monday, November 17, 2014

Snow Day

Well, that's it - Fall is officially over her in Minnesota and Winter is in full swing.  Last Monday we woke up to a heavy blanket of snow (boo) and a day off from school (yahoo!).  Peanut's reaction to seeing the snow outside was great - she ran into my room after having peeked outside:

"Mama, it SNOWED! We get to go outside and play!"  

Followed by lots of running around and twirling.  Then grabbing my hand and pulling me to the window so I could see for myself.  

I love her excitement!!






Monday, October 13, 2014

Big Sister

We have some big news!

We couldn't be more excited and Peanut is hoping for a little sister.  She just can't wait until "her baby" is here!!  

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Truth About Blogging


As hard as this is for me to admit, there was a time when I wanted this blog to be big.
I wanted to make money blogging and quit my job.
I wanted to be that DIY blogger that ended up in magazines or on Martha Stewart.com.
I wanted to plan posts, stage photos, edit, write and promote my posts on multiple social platforms at the optimal times throughout the day.
I wanted to travel to blogging conferences and I wanted sponsors to send me there.
I wanted to make friends with other bloggers and find my 'tribe'.

The truth is...that shit is HARD and it takes A LOT of time.  And when you are a full-time-work-outside-of-the-home mom and have a family that depends on you for meals, bedtime stories, and the occasional intimate moment with your husband - it's just not possible.  At least not for me.

Before all of that, when I first started this blog, what I wanted was different.  I simply wanted to share my story; the story of my family and to save our cherished memories; to hang on to those thoughts and feelings that at one time were once so important to me.  And that's what I want for this blog once again.

It's time to climb out of the blogging rabbit hole and simplify things.  Time to return to what's important in my life and sharing it with my true voice.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Memories

I can't even believe the summer is half over (maybe not quite half, but it sure does seem to be slipping away rather quickly).  I have been a bit MIA lately, with good reason.  We've been living and loving life and I've really had no desire to be on the computer.  

Lake Pulaski

We moved into our new home at the end of May and Peanut and I have been enjoying our summer together with pieces of Ryan here and there as he continues to work summer school.  We couldn't be happier in our new home.  With double the space and a great big yard to ourselves, it really does feel like the perfect place for our little family. Peanut loves her new swing-set and Ryan loves his yard even more!  The warm weather and sunshine have made it difficult for me to spent much time indoors in my new sewing room, but I've got all winter for that.


Peanut and I have been exploring the city, meeting the neighbors (there are soooo many kids here!!!), and soaking up the sun at the beach.  She's always been a happy kid, but Ryan and I can't believe how much HAPPIER she seems here in our new home.  I think we all are a bit happier.

Library Puppet Show
Concert in the Park
Princess Ariel


Rodeo!!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and are busy making memories!

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