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
With age I have opened up more to the world. I have grown up from that conservative girl in northern Minnesota who thought the world was black and white. More than that, I’ve been more open with my story and my opinion. Continue reading
Growing up, I didn’t really believe in fate. Or soulmates. Or loving marriage. Continue reading
A chapter has now closed for Marshall and a new one begins. After three years (and three schools) Marshall has finished his preschool years and will begin kindergarten in the fall.
He polishes his badge with the same care as he bathes his newborn. He irons perfect creases into his uniform. Once dressed and double-checked, he radios in to dispatch “10-8 for shift, good morning.” Continue reading
We’ve long used Earth day as a day of learning and fun. Last year we spent the day at The Great Cloth Diaper Change, an international event that aims to educate and raise awareness on the ease of modern cloth diapers.
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.
It was a beautiful spring day; the sun was shining bright and there was that fresh crispness in the air that only spring seems to be able to bring about.
With summer quickly approaching, our household has been dreaming of hot days spent in cool lakes. Naturally, Brad and I thought it would be a good idea to sign Marshall and Vi up for swim lessons.