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April and May 2019 June 07 2019

April and May proved to be very busy and fun months as we moved from Spring into Summer. We had many family celebrations, including celebrating a family birthday at Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit in Northeast Minneapolis. We had lots of great food and drinks. We also celebrated our niece Hazel's first birthday and our other niece's graduation from preschool.          April was National Letter Writing Month, and I once again took part...

March 2019 March 31 2019

It's always such a nice sign of spring in March when the snow starts melting and warmer days and more sunshine are around. It's been a full month and I look forward to the coming months with more warmer days ahead! We started the month by having our food tasting at Jax Cafe for #thislittleweddingofours ! It was a fun date night and we loved how the matchbooks were all...

January & February 2019 March 02 2019

The first two months of 2019 have been busy, but filled with lots of fun things! We ended 2018 with a small gathering at my cousin's house, and while we tried to make it to midnight, my sleep loving self was home and in bed before midnight struck. But it was a fun evening with yummy food and drinks!    The holidays and new year always bring in friends and family...

November & December 2018 January 02 2019

The months of November and December always seem to go by in a blur before we head into a new year.  The days are full of family and friends, good food and drinks, and time to relax.  November marked two years since we said good-bye to my grandma - so Shawn and I went out to the cemetery.  Afterwards we stopped at Summit Brewing and had a beer in her...

October 2018 November 18 2018

Time is starting to go faster and faster as we begin to approach the holiday season.  October 2018 was one full of absolutely wonderful memories and a month that will never be forgotten.  There was time with friends and time with family.  The month was full of mini-adventures, breweries and visiting new places. Frankie being the only child that he is, was spoiled with a new plaid hoodie and Halloween treats from...

September 2018 October 14 2018

September is that weird month where it's a mix of wrapping up summer and moving into fall.  We kicked off the start of the month with two more trips to the Minnesota State Fair on September 1st and 2nd.  We went on the second Saturday of the fair.  Yep, the hottest and most attended day of the fair and let me tell you... there were A LOT of people there! ...

August 2018 September 07 2018

We kicked off August with a summer evening at Summit Brewing in St. Paul as for a new beer release.  Frankie enjoyed sitting outside with us and my parents on the patio.       With some Fridays off during the month, Shawn and I hopped around the Twin Cities.  We visited one of favorite spots to get a latte - J&S Bean Factory in St. Paul.  We also went over...

July 2018 August 10 2018

We've done all that we could this month to enjoy the summer days and nights as much as possible as they zip by.  Much time was spent outside, eating yummy foods and drinking yummy drinks, as well as having some new experiences around the Twin Cities. July started with a lovely Sunday spent with my cousin Heather getting coffee and wandering around the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  Despite the rainy...

June 2018 July 01 2018

The month of June was filled with family time, visits from out of town friends and lots of time outside enjoying the start of summer.   We celebrated birthdays and enjoyed patio time at several places! The month kicked off by celebrating Shawn's birthday.  After appropriately celebrating National Donut Day, we checked out a new brewery - Pryes Brewing.  Frankie came along and we enjoyed some nachos and beers on the...

April & May 2018 June 02 2018

As we moved from winter to spring to summer, April and May have been full and busy months.  Kicked off April with a visit to Summit Brewing in St. Paul with some family for a fun afternoon.                                                  April was #write_on, National Letterwriting Month, and I had...

March 2018 March 31 2018

This month was full of lots of beautiful stationery items arriving at my home!  My first Hi-Five, a surprise collection of favorite 1canoe2 cards & accessories arrived full of so much paper goodness.  I loved the cards and the packaging that it arrived in was absolutely adorable.  I also received some lovely cards from Ponto Mountain Paper as a thank you for a little project I helped her on.  You guys, how...

April is Letterwriting Month March 16 2018

With just about 2 weeks to go until April 1st, the #write_on campaign, a "mission driven campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence" is coming up quick!  The idea is to write 30 letters in 30 days during the month of April, which happens to be National Letterwriting Month.  I have participated in this exciting month of letter writing for the past few years and I...