November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

From my little family to yours, we wish you a happy, relaxing, and delicious Thanksgiving celebration! Thanksgiving will always be my favorite holiday – one of the many things my dad and I have in common. I love the anticipation of preparing the menu, grocery shopping, frantic last minute trips to the store, spending all day in the kitchen, and enjoying an incredible feast surrounded by those we love the most. Today and everyday, I am grateful for my amazing husband, supportive and loving family, a career I am passionate about, and the opportunity to live in this wonderful world. […]
November 20, 2016

Lucky Number 3

What started off as one update to share has now turned into THREE. (!!!) I’ve written and rewritten this post so many times I’ve lost count because I’m not exactly sure how to share this all. Know that we are truly, wholeheartedly grateful for every opportunity that has come our way and believe everything happens for a reason (when combined with a TON of hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and challenge). But first, here’s what’s happening! 1. I got a new job 2. Grant got a new job 3. We are moving to CHICAGO! You might be thinking WHAT? You just moved […]
November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Menu 2016

Thanksgiving NEXT WEEK! It’s my favorite holiday and I am thrilled to be spending it with my little family. My parents are flying in from Phoenix on Wednesday and we’ll spend Thanksgiving Day here in Minnesota, just the 4 of us… #3musketeersplusG We usually go to Cedarburg for Thanksgiving, but we are mixing it up this year – it will be nice to have quality time together and delicious eats! Friday, we’ll head to my grandparents’ house in northern Wisconsin and spend the day with my not-so-little little cousins, aunt, uncle, and grandparents. Should be a relaxing and really fun […]
September 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy happy birthday to my amazing mama! Mom – I wish it was your birthday every day so we could celebrate how awesome you are year-round. You are simply wonderful. So kind, caring, compassionate, empathetic, and loving. You are the best listener, motivator, and pep-talker. You make each of my days brighter and I know there are many others who feel the same. I am the luckiest daughter in the world to call you my mom. What’s even better is that we’re best friends, too. Thank you for being YOU. The world is a better place with your joy and […]
August 1, 2016

The Schaefer’s in MN!

Three (!!) weekends ago, my parents came to visit our new home! Last time they were here, we spent our time unpacking, organizing, cleaning, and hanging about a million things. This time, we were on a mission to explore the city and relax… and not unpack a single box! We kicked off their visit with drinks downtown Minneapolis with some friends who just so happened to be in the city for college visits. It’s always wonderful when visits overlap! Up next? More drinks. This time at Tattersall – it’s a really cool distillery that’s in a warehouse. The first time Grant […]
June 19, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

To my amazing dad, Happy Father’s Day! I’m a better person because of your impact on my life – your kindness, determination, work ethic, love for food and chilled rosé, and personality have been graciously passed to me. And I am so thankful for that. It’s the biggest compliment in the world for people to tell me I’m just like you – which happens very often! When I think of what a “dad” embodies, you check all the boxes and three million more. I could go on and on, but here’s a short list of reasons why you are simply amazing: […]