Long July 4th weekend!

Our weekend started July 3rd and we decided to just go into it with no plans!

After work we went swimming at my parent’s for a little bit and then decided to go to a party hosted by some of my extended family.

It was great seeing so much extended family and just being part of such a big event.

We went exploring in their yard. The boys love being outside.

They do fireworks too but we had to leave before those started to get the boys to bed. However, they shoot off the army men/parachutes and Liam was able to get one. He was so excited.

Happy 4th of July! We had a lazy morning getting up. Then we went for a family run. We played outside all morning too. It was sunny and beautiful!


We took our annual family 4th of July picture.


Then we were off to the pool with our friends Tyler and Chelby and their kiddos. So fun watching the kids swim and play together.


We had dinner, spent more time talking and hanging out, and then called it a night.

We decided to go to Willow River State Park. We invited my parents to come and we went and saw the waterfalls.

Liam wanted to the climb the 70 (?) stairs to the lookout to see the waterfall from above so he and I did that. He climbed all the way up by himself, but then I gave him a piggy-back ride on the way down.


We went out to lunch and then headed home for nap time. I went for a walk at nap because I wasn’t feeling great after lunch.

After nap we went swimming at my parent’s house and ate dinner there.

Then it was home for bed time.

The boys woke up and decided to put on rain boots and winter hats. Crazy kids! Of course they had to change before we went outside so they didn’t get too hot.


Then it was outside for play time.

Joe took Liam to run some errands so Owen and I played on the deck for a little while.


Then it was lunch and nap time. After nap we went to my parent’s house for a pool day. The kids had fun playing outside.

Owen and Brynn tried blowing some bubbles. So cute!

Then it was home for bed time.

It was church in the morning (played outside before), home for lunch and nap, and then party time.

We had Rib Fest to celebrate my Grandpa’s 1st birthday in heaven. His birthday is on the 8th but we all got together on the 7th to celebrate.

It was a day filled with love, laughter, tears, and family.

The kids all had fun playing together in the sprinkler, with squirt guns, mud pies, and baseball.

We lit a lantern in honor of my grandpa. It went straight up and then came right back down. It was unreal.

We played a little a more and then it was time to head home for baths and bedtime.

My grandpa’s 82nd birthday would have been on this day. I stayed home a little longer with the boys and then I brought them to daycare.


I went to the gym and then mass with my grandma, mom, aunt, uncle, and brother. It was mass in honor of my grandpa.

Then we went to lunch and after that my mom, my grandma, and I went to get pedicures.

It was a good day.

Hope you are having a great week and enjoying some time outdoors like we are!

Pool, Zoo, Love, Family, and Friends!

We had a long weekend since I was off Friday. We spent as much time as possible outside before the rainy and stormy day on Sunday.

After work we went to a pool party at Joe’s parent’s house. Some of his cousins were in town for a wedding reception so it was really fun to see everyone. We also got to meet baby Rhett for the first time.

The boys were so cute snuggling in the morning.

I met a friend of mine at the Minnesota Zoo and it was so fun. Seeing our little ones together makes my heart happy. They are all so cute!

Then it was home for naps and I had to get ready for a wedding reception for Joe’s cousin. We brought the boy’s to my brother and sister-in-laws for a sleepover and then off we went.

The bride and groom were adorable and had a fun first dance.

Joe and I had a lot of fun too.


I got a picture of all the kids taking a bath. They had so much fun!


Then it was home to get some sleep.

Joe and I were both so tired. We picked up the boys, cleaned up the house a little, and then went to my parent’s for a pool day.

It was so hot outside. We just swam all day and the boys loved it. My brother and his family came too.

Then it was home to put some VERY tired boys to bed.

Liam was up around 6:30 but Owen slept until almost 9! We had a lazy morning, and really a lazy day. We watched the storm roll in after lunch. Then put the boys down for nap. During their nap, Joe and I both ended up taking little naps.


After nap we played inside a little and then had dinner.

After dinner we went to visit Tyler, Chelby, and their kids since they are in town from Oregon. We love seeing them!

Then it was home for bed and a lazy rest of the evening for me and Joe.

Hope you had a great weekend and a wonderful July week!

Another summer weekend

It has been a crazy week so I am behind on my post, but better late than never. We had a busy but good weekend. It was my weekend to work so Joe had the boys during the day and then we did some fun things in the evenings.

I snapped an early morning picture of Owen before I was off to work. So sweet.


I worked all day and so did Joe and when I got home I was exhausted. We spent the evening just hanging out.

I worked while the boys were at home.

After work I met Joe and the boys at Fawn-Doe-Rosa. We had so much fun seeing all the animals.

There were so many baby animals too.

Then we went to the Drive-in for dinner. It was yummy! We threw way too many pennies in the water fountain too.

Then it was home for bed time.

I worked again, but Joe got donuts for breakfast before I left. The boys loved them!

They went to church in the morning and then nap. I actually made it home from work before both boys woke up.

We played outside and then it was bath night. I let the boys try a bath bomb my boss gave me. They loved it!


After bath Joe helped Liam and Owen work in a pattern with his screws and drill. So much focus!

Then it was bed time for the boys and feeling exhausted I took a bath and then went to bed too.

We had a great weekend! Hope your week is turning out to be a great one!

Birthday fun and Father’s Day 2019

We had a really fun weekend filled with friends and family.

After work we spent a little time with the boys before bringing them to my parent’s house for a sleepover. Liam helped uncle Blake pack for his next trip.


Then we were off to a graduation party. The party was so nice. The food was yummy, the weather was sunny, and the company was great.


After that we were off to celebrate my best friend Annie’s birthday. It was so much fun spending time with friends and dancing the night away!

We tried to sleep in. Joe was up around 6:30 and I tossed and turned from 6:30-8:30 before finally deciding to get up.

Once we pulled ourselves together we got to cleaning the house (me) and working on the yard (Joe) while the boys were gone.

When I went to pick up the boys we had to take a ride on the new dirt bikes my dad got. Then it was home for lunch and nap time. I also took a good solid nap.


We spent the rest of the day just hanging at home and going outside when we could. Liam decided he wanted his haircut so both boys got their summer cuts.

We had a lazy evening. Once the boys were in bed we watched Murder Mystery on Netflix and it was pretty good. Then we went to bed too.

Happy Father’s Day!!

Joe really wanted to get some things done around the house so we spent the morning with him, gave him his gifts, and then were off to church.


After church the boys and I went to my college friend Jeremiah’s house to meet up with some of my other college friends (Ashli and Matt) before they move to California. It was so good to see everyone. I got to meet Jeremiah and Lauren’s new baby, everyone got to see/meet my boys, and it was just fun catching up.

Then it was naps in the car on the way home. Once home Owen went back down for nap but Liam did not. Liam and Joe ran to Walmart quick and then we were all off to the Sawmill for pizza for Father’s day.

We love Sawmill pizza and it is the best place to bring kids to eat.


The kids had fun playing with all their cousins.

After that we went home for bed time since all of us were exhausted.

We had a super fun weekend! Happy Father’s day to all the dads out there! 

Pool, rides, sun, and FUN!

We had a busy and fun weekend spending a majority of our time outside!

After work we went to my parent’s for dinner and to swim. It was so hot out and the pool was just what we needed.

The kiddos all had a picnic together (my parent’s had my niece and nephew for the weekend). Uncle Blake hung out with us too!


Liam had a major meltdown when it was time to leave because he was having so much fun.

We hustled home for bed time for two very tired boys.

I had my last Saturday morning circuit for the summer. My schedule is too crazy to keep it on. It was a hot and sweaty circuit! Joe took the boys for a run while I was gone.


When I got home we went outside to play. The boys wanted to have a snack outside too.

Then the boys and I met my mom, my grandma, and Brynn at our local Park Art Fair to do some shopping/looking. It was a lot of fun. The boys and I shared some Holy Donuts and they were delicious!

We went home for lunch and the boy’s nap. When they both woke up we went to our neighboring town for Pea Soup Days. I will be out of town during our town’s festival so I wanted to be able to take the boys on some rides.

It was a lot of fun. There weren’t many rides (which was perfect) and there really weren’t that many people there at all (which was also perfect).

We had a lot of fun. Owen even went on a few rides, but did not want to go on the merry-go-round.


We let Liam play a game too and he won a little prize.


After the rides we went to a surprise birthday party for one of Joe’s best friends. We got there early which gave the boys some time to warm up.

Slowly more friends trickled in and it was so fun to see everyone and the kiddos together.

We left past the boys bedtime so they both were exhausted and ready for bed when we got home.

Joe went for a run with Liam early in the morning and then I took both boys for a run a little later. Liam wanted to run too so he ran a little and rode in the stroller a little. The boys did some yoga when we got home and then we were off to church.

After church it was nap time for the boys and cleaning time for Joe and I. We straightened up our disaster of a room.

After nap the boys were both a little tired so we soaked up some snuggles and had a lazy afternoon.

It was rainy out so we spent the evening playing inside. Then it was bath night and bed time.

We had a lot of fun this weekend. Have a wonderful week!

Feels like summer!

I had to work this weekend which meant the boys got a 4 day weekend!

When I got home from work we spent some time outside because the weather was so nice!


A college friend of mine stopped by for a quick visit which was cool. We had fun catching up a little before she had to go.

We had a relaxing evening and I went to bed early because I wasn’t feeling great and also had to work the next day.

Joe had the boys home for a lazy morning while I was off to work.

After work I met them at my parent’s house for some swimming and play time with Sherrie who was visiting.

We spent the whole evening outside. My dad helped Liam golf and Owen wanted to try to.

I ended up taking Owen home before Joe and Liam to put him to bed and get myself ready for bed after an exhausting day.

Joe took the boys to the cafe while I was at work. We were supposed to go to my nieces birthday after work but I was feeling not well at all and just needed to rest.

I again went to bed early hoping to feel better.

My weekend finally! We had a fun morning just hanging out.


I was feeling a little better and took the boys to my work to meet my coworkers. Liam was shy but Owen soaked up all the attention.

Then we went home for lunch and nap time. I took a nap too. Then it was outside time!

I was able to get some cute pictures of the boys in their matching outfits.

Owen is such a free spirit and Liam is so focused. He loves shooting his bow.

Then it was dinner time, relax time, and the bed time.

We did some coloring in the morning. I found a huge book of paper which the boys loved.


Then, I last minute decided to take the boys to the zoo. I still wasn’t feeling the best but decided to go anyway.

The weather was beautiful and we had so much fun.

The animals are just so cool!

We even got fun treats and went on the merry-go-round (which Owen hated).

When we got home Joe had picked up a mini pool so we played in that until it started to rain.

The boys were both exhausted after a busy day so we had a relaxing evening snuggling on the couch before bed time.

The boys lucked out with a 4 day weekend! Hope your week is going well!

Memorial Day weekend 2019

We had a really great Memorial Day weekend! The weather was perfect Friday-Sunday and then a rainy, lazy Monday.

The boys spent the day at my mom’s and Liam helped my dad split some wood.

Liam tried riding a bike with no training wheels, Owen enjoyed swinging, and Liam shot his bow.

Owen picked some dandelions. So cute!

Our tree looks very beautiful as well!

We wrapped up the evening with some frozen yogurt!

It was so nice to have a relaxing evening at home.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and then hustled home to get ready to go to the cabin.

We all went out on the new pontoon together. It was great!

The boys took turns “driving” and loved it! Then it was nap time for the boys.

When they woke up we played on the beach and tried skipping rocks on the water.

Kameryn and Owen were swinging together and it was so cute.

Everyone then went back on the pontoon. We put Owen to bed and then Liam wanted a s’more which really was just a marshmallow.


Then we put him to bed, sat by the fire for a while and then went to bed as well.

We had plans to go home in the morning but decided the weather was going to be so nice and the boys were having fun that we would stay until bed time.

Liam was up bright and early so him and grandpa went outside to fish off the dock.


It was a little chilly and still too early so Liam and I played “Pop the Pig” for a little while.

Then it was outside time ALL DAY LONG!

Liam and I went on a kayak ride before lunch and it was so much fun!

The boys both took long naps and then we went on the pontoon for a little bit and saw an eagle.

When we got back we played some games and had more fun outside before heading home.

Marley didn’t make it far before falling asleep, Owen made it further than expected, and Liam stayed awake the entire time. Everyone was tired when we got home.

Happy Memorial Day!
We were lazy all day! It was rainy and everyone was tired. I had a massage at nap time so that was nice. After nap we went to my parent’s house for dinner.

We had lots of fun hanging out.

Then it was time to go home for bedtime.

What a fun weekend! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the weather!

Rainy weekend full of fun!

This weekend was mostly rainy but still pretty busy for me.

The weather was beautiful. I got off work early and went home to go for a run quick before picking up the boys. I ran 2 miles and it sucked but was great. I really don’t love running but always feel good after.


Joe got one of the mini-4 wheelers running so Liam thought he was ready to give that a try. He loved it. Owen chilled with me and ended up just wanting to snuggle outside.

Joe let Liam help with the leaf blower. He loved it so much!


We spent as much time as possible outside before going inside (for the entire weekend). We ordered pizza and had a relaxing evening.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and got super sweaty. Then hustled home to change my clothes quick and head to Molly’s for an essential oil party.


I got to hang with little miss Ruthie during the party and it was great! She is so cute!

Then it was back home to shower and get ready for the next event of the day. The boys were napping so it gave me plenty of time to get ready.

Then I was off to Katrina and Seth’s gender reveal. The boys were still napping so Joe stayed home with them until they woke up and then met me at the party.

Owen and Liam enjoyed some cupcakes when they arrived. And we all discovered IT’S A GIRL! I can’t wait to meet her.

After the party Joe took Liam to go see his mom’s new pontoon and I took Owen home. We both were so cold from being outside.

When Liam and Joe got home we all just played and hung out until bed time. The boys went to bed and we watched some Netflix.

Both boys slept in a little more than usual. Then we were off to church for the morning.


After church the boys went to nap and I was off to another oil party.

I made it home just after the boys woke up from nap. We played some play-doh and had some fun before dinner.


We had a pretty lazy rest of the day since it was so cold and rainy out.

The boys both had baths before going to bed. I also took a bath because my body was just so sore. Then Joe and I went to bed as well.

We had a great weekend despite the weather! Hope you did too and have a great week ahead.

Weekend fun outside and Mother’s day 2019

It was another beautiful weekend so we tried to get outside as much as possible.

The boys were at my parent’s for the day so when I picked up they were having fun outside. Owen was even swinging like a big boy!


My niece and nephew were there too! All the kids had a fun day.

When we got home I showed Liam all the cool stuff I got for him at the garage sales I went to (we went to some garage sales as a team building activity and it was awesome). Liam was so excited about his “new” hulk costume.

After dinner we went back outside to play before bed time.

Then it was bed time and relax time for Joe and I.

I had sweat circuit in the morning and then when I got home we all went outside to play. While we were outside our friends Jordan, Jesse, and their daughter Hayden stopped by to say hi.


Joe had an appointment to go to so they left and I took Liam for his first bike ride outside of our driveway (at our house, he has gone at Grandma’s before). He insisted he wear his hulk costume. He did so good!

Then Auntie Erin stopped by to say hi to the boys.

While running around outside, Owen fell down on the pavement and scraped up his knuckles. He was so sad and snuggly after.


When Joe got home they worked on the little 4-wheelers. Liam had serious concentration while coloring a rock.


The boys went down for nap and I ran some errands to get groceries. After nap Owen was super snuggly still.


We went to go visit Joe’s grandma who is in the hospital with a broken elbow. After our visit we went out to eat at Rusty’s. Liam wore his captain America costume. Dinner was delicious!


Then it was home for baths and bed time.

Happy Mother’s day!

I tried to get a good picture with both boys but that is quite the task! Either way I got some good pictures with them both and then some great pictures with each boy.


Love my boys so much!

We went to church and then hustled home to put the boys down for nap. We had to wake them both up to go to my parent’s at 2 for our Mother’s day celebration.


The kiddos all had a blast playing together. It is so fun watching them all.

Also got some great pictures of some of my favorite mom’s. So lucky to have these women in my life.

The kids even had some fun on the little 4-wheeler. Liam just wanted to watch, but he loved it.

After my parent’s we stopped at Joe’s parent’s house to say hi and happy mother’s day. Owen pretty much ate the whole time but it was fun!


Then it was home for bathes again and then bed.

We enjoyed so much time outside this weekend and can’t wait for more great weather. Have a wonderful week!

Springtime and Sunshine!

We had a wonderful weekend with lots of time outside!

I got off work a little early, picked up the boys, and hustled home to get outside. We went for a walk, rode scooters and bikes, and played some hockey.

Then we went to the backyard to play on the swing set.


Then it was dinner time and relax time.

I had sweat circuit in the morning. After that I hustled home to take a quick shower and get ready for a Mother’s Brunch I was attending with my mom at our church.

It was an amazing event with Elephants as the theme. It was full of encouragement and faith. I can’t wait to go again.

When I got home Owen was napping and Liam was about to nap. During their naps I ran to Aldi to get a few groceries.

When the boys woke up we went straight outside to play.


Then we went to my parent’s to play. My brother’s kids were there so the boys got lots of cousin play time.

Uncle Blake was there too and played ball with the boys.


We had dinner and then my mom handed out ice cream sandwiches for the all the kiddos.

Then it was time to go home for baths and bed time.

We had church in the morning and then went home for lunch and nap time.

After nap Owen and I went for a walk.


When we got home we stayed outside and Liam and Joe joined us out front for some hockey.


Then we went out back to play on the swing set.


And then of course back out front to ride bikes.

We had fajitas/tostados (we aren’t really sure what to call them other than delicious) for dinner for Cinco de Mayo. Joe made some delicious cilantro lime slaw. So good!


We went back outside but it was starting to get a little chilly. So we went back in and watch Coco for a little while before bed time.


It was a great weekend filled with sunshine and play! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and have a great week ahead.