October 31, 2016

October 2016 in Review

I know I’ve said we’ve had crazy months before, but NOTHING lives up to the past month (and upcoming month) of exciting adventures, travels, and opportunities! In short: 8 flights, 5 cities, 3 weekends away, and so many happy memories. October brought the most gorgeous fall colors I have ever seen. Like, “stop in your tracks and just stare” gorgeous. The sky in Minnesota is SO blue and when combined with the bright colors – it’s made for more picture perfect days than I can count. I’ll try to remember this when we have 293843 feet of snow and it’s […]
October 2, 2016

September 2016 in Review

Well, another month has passed! As always, it was jam packed with lots of our favorite things!! We are definitely adjusting to life in Minnesota and I’m loving all of the fun fall has to offer AND the fabulous weather! I’m already wearing boots and sweaters. It’s basically heaven. We kicked off September with a trip to see my parents in Phoenix. They bought a beautiful home! We spent much of our holiday weekend planning their new digs, eating, drinking, and laughing. A perfect weekend in my book! And actually, we’ll be there next weekend installing closets and helping organize. All […]
September 22, 2016

Hello, Fall

As summer draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the past season – the hardest season of life I/we have gone through and I’m sure it won’t be the last. A season that was full of change, challenge, stress, sadness, and longing for routine, normalcy, and familiarity. I spent much time missing my Nashville home and family, my actual family in Phoenix, and Grant as he was gone more weeks than home. I have tears in my eyes as I write this thinking about my sweet girls and the memories Grant and made on almost every street […]
September 8, 2016

Labor Day Weekend in Arizona

Warning. Food photos galore! Last Friday, Grant and I flew to Phoenix to spend the long holiday weekend with my parents. Before we left, I mentioned to Grant that it had been far too long since an airplane adventure – all of our previous summer travel has been local in the Midwest (except a last minute Nashville trip) so it was about time to escape!  We were both really looking forward to a weekend full of relaxation, family time, good eats, and new adventures. I think we accomplished it all! We had a delicious dinner at LGO on Friday night – their […]
August 31, 2016

August 2016 in Review

What a month! August brought long summer days, new opportunities, and time to truly feel settled in our home. It was the first month we didn’t go ANYWHERE – which is great and all, but I am ready for an adventure. Good thing we are headed to Phoenix for the weekend! I’m feeling so ready for fall and totally over summer (my least favorite season AND one of the hardest seasons of life so far). It’s sure to be filled with fabulous work opportunities, tons of travel (I’m looking at you, NYC, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Milwaukee, and Houston), family […]
August 1, 2016

July 2016 in Review

I know it’s crazy and I say this every month… but WHERE did July go?! Between visitors (please come visit us) to quick trips and all sorts of adventuring, time flew by! Get ready for photo overload 🙂 A few random thoughts about the month: We are LOVING this 5-ingredient banana ice cream – it’s putting my food processor to the test! Is it football season yet? I made this vegan/GF chili recipe twice in anticipation of fall I’m back to running! FINALLY getting my groove back. PR-ed my 5k time – 26:34! I joined a bootcamp class at Crossfit […]