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 patio.  Afterwards we attended Grand Old Day and got in a nice walk up and down Grand Ave on a beautiful afternoon. 

            

Two close friends were in town this month from out of state.  Good times all around with a fun happy hour at Lake Monster and a yummy brunch at Selby Bar & Grill!

            

We met our new niece Hazel and she is an absolute peanut! Such a cutie! We also celebrated our niece Gwen's 2nd birthday full of running around outside and yummy homemade ice cream!

       

We celebrated Father's Day with my dad at Urban Growler for some pints and apps.  Further Father's Day celebrations to come in July!! With Shawn's dad we all celebrated with a family gathering and delicious food.

                                

                        

As a University of Minnesota employee working at the St. Paul Campus, I got a fun sneak peek inside the new Bell Museum and let me tell you - it's pretty grand!  Opening weekend is July 13-15 and I highly encourage you to visit!

                                                 

With June comes the official start of summer and we took every opportunity to get outside (mind you when it wasn't raining or including a heat advisory with feel like temps above 100!).  We walked up to Como Park a few times and around the Conservatory.  Took a little drive to Afton one afternoon for apps outside.  We also got a new leash for Frankie and took him to the park to run around.

                                          

Being a fan of Spyhouse Coffee, we swung in to the new location in St. Paul and I must say, the decor inside is adorable and the atmosphere very chill. We checked out The Freehouse in downtown Minneapolis on a Friday afternoon and adored the cute patio (and will be back when it's not raining!).  The beers were good and the food delicious!  Took Frankie to Longfellow Grill for breakfast one morning before the heat crept in for the rest of the day.  I had the French Toast and it was the best ever. 

     

Cards shipped out to different locations and custom orders were completed too!