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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]