Hello… Seventh Anniversary

Ten years together, seven years married. The Husband and I just celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary in Seattle and we had the BEST time! This trip was planned months in advance (by my husband!) and since I had to have enough milk to leave for the baby, that meant waking up at 2:30 am every […]

Menu Planning Monday #49

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. Since we are coming home from a little getaway mid-week, I thought some easy meals were in order to finish […]

Baby Franklin Turns 8 Months

Our sweet Baby Franklin is now 8 months old! It’s a little crazy to think he is 2/3 of the way to being a year old. Weren’t we just debating whether or not to add to our family? It’s so hard to imagine life without this little guy!    In the last couple of weeks […]

Menu Planning Monday # 48

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. After getting home from vacation I didn’t feel like cooking much last week, and that resulted in unhealthy dinner options, […]

Our July 4th, 2016

For the past ten years I have gone to Twin Lakes for the Fourth of July. My husband went there as a kid, we went there while dating and then married, and we now take our kiddos there as well. It is one of my absolute favorite weeks of the whole year. I love how […]

Easy 4th of July Treat Ideas

I didn’t start truly loving the Fourth of July until we had kids. What used to be a party day with friends heading to the beach (don’t get me wrong, it was super fun) is now time at the lake with our family playing volleyball, skiing, rope swinging, fishing, tubing, playing hours of games, roasting […]

Franklin’s Rustic Woodland Nursery

We didn’t find out the gender of our baby (it’s a boy!) which meant I wasn’t able to do anything for his room ahead of time. I could have done a more gender neutral theme, but I really wanted two separate looks depending on what we had, so I waited. And finally, after about six […]

Menu Planning Monday #47

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I try to plan out healthy, EASY meals that will get me in and out of that kitchen as quickly as possible while still keeping our palettes satisfied. I am still currently dairy-free due to the little man, so most of the recipes I choose reflect that. And, […]

Menu Planning Monday #46

Our friends are coming to town this week to visit and WE ARE SO EXCITED! I met my pal, Kristin, in college and we have been going strong ever since. And of course it is just amazing that our husbands have also become friends, as well as our kiddos, so it is just such a […]

Baby Franklin Turns 7 Months

Our sweet boy has turned seven months and is just changing more and more every day. Knowing that this little guy is our last has me pausing more and more, trying to really soak in these last “firsts.” I realize our kiddos will continue to have firsts throughout their lives, and that really is comforting, […]