April and May 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 in the #write_on challenge to write 30 pieces of mail in the 30 days of April. While I didn't quite get 30 pieces of mail sent out, I did send quite a few and had a lot of fun making different cards and adding lots of stickers to the pieces I mailed out. I enjoyed sending out some fun spring time cards! 


We celebrated Easter at my parents house and at Shawn's parents house. We ate lots of yummy food and the nieces and nephews all ran around in a very exciting egg hunt at Shawn's parents house. It was nice weather the whole weekend, so it was great to be outside and get some fresh air. 


With the return of spring and warmer temps, we definitely got out and about more! We visited the Galleria and saw the spring flower show. We went to Able Seedhouse with Frankie and had a nice walk around Northeast Minneapolis. We went to the HAMMS event at Urban Growler and saw some great booths from local artists. 


We also started using our Sidewalk Dog Brewery Pass at local breweries including Urban Growler, Pryes, and Wooden Hill Brewery. And we visited Bang Brewing in St. Paul on a sunny Friday afternoon. 


We wandered around Minneapolis quite a few weekends, and visited many neighborhoods that we love! This included lunch at Red Cow in the North Loop as well as a lunch at Wilde Cafe along St. Anthony Main. 


Now that it's finally not freezing out, we have taken Frankie on many walks and I have stopped to enjoy several beautiful blooming flowers. I love when all the colors come out at this time of the year, and all the great flowers!


My wedding dress arrived at The Wedding Shoppe for me to pick-up at the beginning of May. It's beautiful and I can't wait to wear it in October!


We attended the Bad Weather Brewing Arcade Weekend on both Friday and Saturday in May. Lots of great beer, food and games - and time with family. It was also Mother's Day - so I got to spend some time with my mama!


I had my first Bridal Shower thrown by my aunt's on my mom's side. It was a great time with family and friends, and I felt very honored to have such wonderful ladies surrounding me for the day. Lots of laughs, great food and drinks!


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