Tuesday, June 5, 2018


We had an amazing and exhausting day at Valleyfair yesterday! Matt was driving the bus for a local church group, and we were able to tag along.  The kids didn't remember it too much since it had been a few years since we've been there. So we loved it and had such a fun and special day.

Past Memorial Days

A night out

Bek and I went out to see Newsies at Chanhassen Dinner Theater last week and I got to be her first overnight guest in her new place. It was a good time together and needed. But as always, it feels good to drive down that long driveway and see the farm. Best view ever after a lot of driving!

Memorial Day

We were able to have a little getaway over Memorial Day weekend after church on Sunday into Monday.  We got a hotel, the kids swam, and then we met my family and my dad grilled! Nearly every time I eat there, it seems like the best meal I've ever had.  It could be that I just don't ever cook as well! It was so nice to be together and fun to see Oliver since he changes so much each time we see him! It was just what we needed!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

And now.....SUMMER!

Hardly a day passes that Ava doesn't bring me new dandelions.  If love can be measured in that way, I am pretty loved. I love her so much. 

My favorite view - it's nice to see it without the snow!

Nightstand Project

We took rough wood nightstands for $35 each at Ikea, painted them, added trim, tops, and new drawer pulls, and then distressed the tops a bit. To buy nightstands like these would cost hundreds of dollars. These cost us total $85 since we had mostly of the supplies. Fun, cheap, and I love them! Matt has done it again.