Per tradition in our home, we always have a themed party for our kids and then a separate celebration at home on their actual birthday. This year, Brad was gone on another training so it was just me and the kids. Continue reading
Beer! Grilling! Freedom! That’s right, the Fourth of July has already arrived (summer is seriously flying!) and we were thrilled to have Brad off of work to celebrate with us. Back when he worked in Kansas City, he would literally work 20 of the 24 hours during Independence Day; having him home with us on the occasional holiday is definitely the upside of moving back to Minnesota. Continue reading
Easter. How is it already Easter? I seriously feel like I was just extremely pregnant and exhausted finishing up our 25 days of Christmas. Now the December snow has long since melted and the trees are budding new life. Easter.
St. Patrick’s day is probably one of our family’s favorite holidays around here. After all, it’s a day full of hijinks, pub style food, and gold- what’s not to love?!
In our house, we love to really celebrate the holidays and create special memories for the kids beyond Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Continue reading
This year we aren’t waiting until our 25 Days of Christmas to get our tree! Because of time constraints and upcoming prenatal appointments, we are pushing our tradition of getting a tree up a week.
Really, we’ve been breaking tradition already this holiday season. The kids already picked out their annual Christmas ornament.
This Thanksgiving brought a pretty special treat: Brad didn’t have to work! For the first time in years, he was able to spend the entire day with us. Continue reading
My grandmother was a short little Italian woman, who lived through the Great Depression, and was a devout Roman Catholic. She was very poor for the good portion of her life, but she showed her love through food. One thing she would often say (after “mangia, mangia!”; Italian for “eat, eat!”) was that wasting was sinning. I often hear her words when it comes to various things, and pumpkin carving is no different!
We love all holidays in our household, but Halloween holds a special place. October is the month Brad and I started dating, the month we had our first child, and is also pregnancy & infant loss awareness month. All of this culminating in Halloween. Continue reading