10 year class reunion and Peterson wedding

Another great weekend in the books. We weren’t extremely productive but it was nice to have a little down time.

Friday

Joe and I both worked during the day. After work Joe, Liam, and I met up with my friends Breanna and Jordan and Jordan’s husband Jesse. We went to Rusty’s for dinner. We ended up waiting a really long time to get a table and by the time we got our table we had already ordered our food and began eating at the bar. We ordered Liam’s food even earlier because he was getting really hungry. They ended up giving us free drinks/desserts for the inconvenience.

After dinner I said goodbye to Joe and Liam and headed off to my 10 year class reunion. 10 years?!? Where has the time gone??? It was fun to see people I haven’t seen in a while and chat and hang out. It was super low key. We didn’t have the best attendance for a class of just over 200 people but it was still fun. Hopefully more people will come to 15 years!

Saturday

I started my morning off with a sweat circuit. It was a tough one but it was good. I love my Saturday morning workouts!

When I got home we spent some time outside. It was a beautiful morning. Liam loves watching Joe shoot his bow and arrow so he did that while I lounged.

Then Liam decided he wanted to swing. He likes that I have a swing right next to his and makes me sit and swing next to him. He kept yelling “Daddy! See me daddy?!” until Joe came over and sat with us.

During Liam’s nap it was crunch time to get ready for a wedding we had to attend that evening. My dress options are limited these days but I found this black maternity one that looked really nice!

Once Liam was awake (we had to wake him up) we brought him to our neighbor’s house to play until my mom could pick him up later. They played outside and looked like they had a lot of fun together.

Then we were off to the wedding of Joe’s friend Rod and his soon to be wife Katie. The wedding ceremony was short, sweet, and HOT! We were in the direct sunlight and it was toasty. However the bride was absolutely beautiful and you could really see the love they shared with each other. So cute! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Peterson!

They had a break in between the ceremony and the reception so we went to get some appetizers with Joe’s friends and recently newlyweds Colin and Emily. It was so nice to catch up with them and spend some time with them. Then we returned to the reception for dinner and dessert. They had these yummy caramel filled cupcakes. We hung out for a little while longer but decided to call it a night early. We hustled home before Liam went to bed and chatted with my mom a little while too.

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It was nice to be home a little earlier and I was really tired so I was glad to just kick back and relax.

Sunday

The morning started off super lazy but then we decided to go for a family walk. It was so nice to get outside and get moving because I could tell it was going to be a lazy day. After our walk we played outside for a while. Liam wanted to ride his bike so Joe and I took turns pushing. Then he wanted to draw with chalk. He always makes me draw him a bunny and lately I’ve been drawing boats. He is now scribbling and calling his pictures certain things also. It’s super cute. He gets so excited to show us.

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Then it was play time inside, lunch, and then nap time for Liam. It also was nap time for me because I didn’t sleep well the night prior and also stopped drinking coffee (baby was disagreeing with it). I took a much needed nap and then got up when Liam did. He woke up super sad and wanted snuggles so that’s what we all did.

Then we did play time inside and outside again. Liam found his golf club so we had to practice golfing.

It was a lazy evening again which we all were okay with.

We hope you had a wonderful weekend! Congrats again to the newlyweds, Rod and Katie!

A bridal shower and a big boy room!

We had a good but busy weekend! It ended up flying by but we accomplished a lot which is great!

FRIDAY

Joe and I both worked during the day and then we all spent the evening together. Our evening wasn’t too eventful but we did spend some time playing and relaxing after the work week.

SATURDAY

I started my morning with a my sweat circuit at Snap. It always feels good to get it done in the morning and on the weekend! Another member and I took a “happy we are done” selfie post workout. So sweaty!

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Then it was to Farm and Home to get some paint for Liam’s big boy room we were going to work on this weekend. I got all the supplies and then headed home.

Once I got home I had to hustle and shower and get ready for Joe’s cousin Natalie’s bridal shower brunch.

There was a bridal veil competition. My group went all out with our design. We didn’t end up winning but it was fun!

While I was at the shower Joe cleaned and taped Liam’s new room while Liam napped.

After the shower I picked Liam up so Joe could go for a run. We went back to Joe’s parent’s house to hang by the pool for a little bit.

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Then it was back home for dinner and some rest after a busy day.

After Liam went to bed my mom and I did a first coat of paint in Liam’s room. His room was already a shade of brown and I decided I wanted it a different shade. It didn’t seem necessary but after the first coat I was really pleased with the change.

Then it was off to bed. I was exhausted.

SUNDAY

We had family time in the morning and just relaxed. Joe then ran to the store so Liam and I watched some cartoons and snuggled. He was a snuggle bug and I loved it.

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It was a fairly uneventful morning. At Liam’s nap time my mom came over to finish the second coat of paint in Liam’s room. Joe put Liam’s bed together during that time as well. We had a short amount of time to get a lot done but we got most of it done before Liam woke up.

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Once Liam woke up he knew there was a “secret” in that room that he could see later. We went to the store to get a few groceries and when we got back I did some of the final touches in his room and we let him see it.

He loved it! He gave his version of thumbs up. So cute!

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We spent the remainder of the evening playing and finishing up a few things in his room. He was excited to go to bed in his new room and new bed and we were hopeful things would go well.

He went down fairly easily and did not try to get out of his bed at all.

We watched some Netflix and then went to bed to get some rest before the work week.

It was a great and busy weekend! Hard to believe my little baby is in a toddler bed now! Hope you all have a great week ahead!

Wisconsin Dells 2017

We had a wonderful family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells to visit my Aunt Sherrie. My parents, brother Blake, and brother Sean and his family all went to spend the weekend together.

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I started Friday bright and early with a morning workout. I wasn’t sure how much exercising I would be doing over the weekend so I wanted to get a workout in before vacation started. It felt so good to get it done and out of the way.

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I had an oil change scheduled for the morning so Liam and I went to do that. While we waited we headed next door to our local Farm and Home to look at the animals. Liam loved the fish and the birds. He liked the puppies too but cringed when he saw the mice. He did not like them at all.

Then we went back to the dealership to wait for my car to get done. Liam convinced me to give him half a cookie while we waited (who am I kidding, I wanted a cookie and he made me share lol).

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Then it was home to finish packing up and wait for Joe to get home so we could hit the road.

My parents, Blake, and Sean and his family all left Thursday night and spent Friday at the water park with Sherrie. Once we arrived at the Dells we quick dropped our things off at Sherrie’s and went to Noah’s Ark water park.

My mom and Sherrie met us at the kiddie pool when we arrived. We let Liam adjust to where we were and warm up to the excitement. It didn’t take him long.

Then we went to find the others. We found my dad and Blake lounging in the shade. Liam was excited to see them.

Then we found the others. We headed to another kiddie pool to hang out and let the little one’s play.

Liam had a blast playing with Uncle Blake. He had fun splashing and running in the water. He loves his “Uncle Bait.”

Sean and his family decided to close down the water park and the rest of us headed downtown to MACS for some mac-and-cheese. I had the Memphis Mac and Joe had the Chipotle Mac. Both were soooo good!

Then we went to get Liam a Packer hat. Joe and I also got some Wisconsin gear.

There was live music so we watched that for a little while. Liam did some dancing in the street. He was having so much fun.

It was starting to get late so we headed back to Sherrie’s to put Liam to bed. We stayed up and chatted for a little while before calling it a night ourselves.

SATURDAY

Joe was up early and went for a 4 mile run. He is crazy but he got his exercise in bright and early before most people were awake. Liam was up pretty early too but I left him for a little while because I knew he would wake everyone up if I got him right away. Once I did get him he was ready to play.

He wanted to go outside so Sherrie got some toys out and he played outside for a while.

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Then I wanted to go for a walk so me, Liam, Joe, my mom, Sherrie, and Ayla all went for a walk. It was a quick one but it was good to get moving.

After our walk it was time for a little watermelon snack.

Liam played outside more and then everyone was ready for some lunch. He found a cute headband he wanted to wear. So adorable!

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Sean and his family decided to spend the day downtown. Joe, my dad, Blake, and my cousin Andrew went mini golfing and on the go-carts. That left a really quiet house for me, Sherrie, my mom, and Liam. It was perfect for Liam to take a nap. I decided to shower and get ready while he was down and my mom and Sherrie spent some time in the pool.

Liam woke up tired and snuggly after nap. I did not mind the extra snuggles. Once he woke up we all finished getting ready and headed in to mini golf.

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There was a park at mini golf that we had Liam play at while we waited for Sean and his family to meet us there.

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We also took a family picture while we waited for everyone to be ready to golf.

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We ended up splitting up for mini golf because we were a pretty large group and some of us just moved ahead a little quicker. Joe, Blake, Liam and I ended up moving ahead and letting Liam hit a bunch of balls into the holes. He was loving hitting the balls and he LOVED his little putter.

Liam and Blake had to take a rest on the greens because it was so hot outside.

After mini golf we went back to Sherrie’s for a burger cook off between Sean and Joe. Both burgers were very different and most people said they liked both. It was really a great summer meal.

After dinner Liam wanted to swim so Sherrie took him swimming. He had so much fun even though he only wanted to swim for about 10 minutes.

Then it was Liam’s bed time. We put him down and my mom and Sherrie were so kind and offered to watch him while Joe and I had a little date night.  I wanted to do some “competitive” mini golf so we did that. We chose a different course then earlier in the day and had a lot of fun. It was so nice to be able to relax and just enjoy some time together.

When we got back to Sherrie’s my dad picked up Joe and they went off for a boy’s night of Zombie combat and go-karts. I checked on Liam before heading to bed for the night. He looked adorable and so big all stretched out in his bed. I was exhausted after the busy day so I was glad to stay home and crawl into bed.

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SUNDAY

Liam was up pretty early again and ready to take on the day. He wanted to see everyone who was sleeping, he wanted watermelon for breakfast, and he wanted to play outside. He is so funny!

Liam and my dad watched some dirt bike videos in the morning to keep him entertained for a little while. Liam was totally into it.

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Then we all had a big family breakfast together. It was really good. After breakfast we packed up our things and got ready for the drive home. We left around nap time in the hopes that Liam would take a good nap. He slept almost the whole ride home which was perfect.

We ended up going straight to my parent’s house and ended up being lazy with them. It was super hot outside so my dad took Liam swimming while Joe picked up pizzas and sweet corn on the cob for dinner.

After dinner we headed back home to unpack a little, give Liam a bath, and relax. Joe and Liam were very relaxed during movie time. We all ended up in bed before 8pm.

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We had a wonderful weekend in the Dells and we are so thankful to Sherrie for letting us visit her. We can’t wait to visit again.

Not the man I married

I have been married for almost 3 years now. I know that isn’t very long but also it really is. I’ve known my husband for more than 10 years now. We dated in high school and then dated again for 3 years before he asked me to marry him.

Things were not always perfect or easy while we were dating but we always made it through them together. We always found a way to love each other through the hard times.

When we got married on that beautiful September day I knew I was marrying the man of my dreams. My one true love. He always knew how to make me laugh, he always kissed me goodnight, he always told me he loved me, he supported me, and most importantly he made me happy. I was welcomed into his family with open arms and he mine. There was no hesitation, no second thoughts, no looking back. God made this man to be my husband and made me to be his wife.

We are now quickly approaching having our second child and as I look back on our (almost) 3 years of marriage I have realized something….this is not the man I married. There are pieces of him that are the same but so much is different.

The man I married has matured, developed, and grown into an even better version of himself. I never imagined this happening but he has found a way to surprise me and has continued to make me love him more and more with each passing day.

He takes care of me in a way that is so far from expected. He doesn’t complain about the day to day tasks he has taken on. He has such a special bond with our little one that I can’t even explain. He has taken his role as husband and father to a level that continues to amaze me daily.

He respects me. He understands me. He puts me first. Although I like to believe I am pretty carefree and relaxed, he puts up with my occasional stubbornness and rigidness. He supports me in everything I do from being a mom, group fitness instructor, addiction counselor, part time worker, wife, health and fitness enthusiast, weekend napper, and so much more. He is right next to me, supporting me, encouraging me, inspiring me.

He still knows how to make me laugh, he still always kisses me goodnight, he still always tells me he loves me, he supports me every day, and most importantly he makes me happy. I love this man so much and although I never thought I could love him more than the day before he finds a way with each passing day to make me love him more and more. I am so proud of him, I am so happy with him, and I am so in love with him.

Thank you for being that husband I couldn’t have even dreamed about….you are so much more!

Cabin, sunshine, and triathlon!

Well our weekend had a turn of events when Joe decided he wanted to participate in the Shell Lake triathlon! It was a really great weekend! And yes he is crazy! haha!

FRIDAY

Joe worked from home which allowed me to get to the gym in the morning. I was so thankful to get a nice workout in before the weekend ahead.

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Then it was mommy and Liam time. I had to head to the chiropractor so I took Liam with. The plate in my lower back (sciatica plate????) tends to tilt so regular chiropractor visits are a must during pregnancy! Liam was a good little boy in the waiting room but then was totally freaked out by the chiropractor and just cried. It was so sad and I had to calm him down and tell him he was just watching. Then he was fine.

We got home in time for Liam’s lunch and nap time. I had a lot of packing to do for the cabin so I worked on that.

After Liam’s nap we headed north. Joe’s parents and sister’s family were up there for the weekend as well. Liam had so much fun once his cousins arrived and they were able to play outside and run around.

Uncle Joel even helped him ride a bike. He loved it!

Joe’s mom cooked us an amazing dinner to fuel the racers for the next day.

Then it was bed time for Liam and shortly after it was bed time for us.

SATURDAY

We got up bright and early in time to catch a beautiful sunrise on the lake.

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There was all kinds of hustle and bustle in the morning as Joe, his dad, and his sister/Erin prepared for the triathlon. Joe’s mom was going to participate as well but she has been having some trouble breathing with the humidity in the air and it was quite humid. She decided to back out last minute and take Erin’s kids instead.

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The triathlon participants left while we continued to get the kids packed up and ready to go. We walked to the race and got there just before it started.

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First it was the swim. Everyone made good time and came out smiling. It looked insane all those people in the lake at one time but the water was calm which helped a lot.

Then they were off on their bikes. While they were biking the 15 miles we played at the park on the beach. Joe’s cousin Madison took Liam and they played. It took him a minute to warm up to her but then he really liked her!

The bikers started coming in and were taking off on the final task; the run! They all still looked good and ready to take it on.

The kiddos were such troopers as we watched the races. Liam enjoyed a little snack while we waited for everyone to finish the race.

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Joe’s sister finished first and she kicked butt. She got a personal record for herself and was the top finisher for her age group. Then Joe’s dad came in. Kameryn and Luke ran in with him.

Then Joe came! His goal was to finish in under 2 hours. He had only started running about 1.5 weeks ago and had not trained for the bike or swim. He knew he was under trained and just wanted to finish the race.

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Liam wanted to run in with Joe. He was soooo excited to see him coming and he ran with him as much as he could and then caught up to him at the finish line. It was so adorable.

Liam and I both are so proud of Joe for pushing himself and finishing the race. Nothing like just throwing yourself into fitness!

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There were a few other people from New Richmond in the race and also Joe’s cousin Grace’s boyfriend. They all did amazing and should be so proud of themselves! What an accomplishment!

We walked back to the cabin for lunch. Liam was ready for nap pretty shortly after that.

Erin and the kids left before Liam got up from nap. She had plans for the evening so they had to head home early. When Liam woke up it was so hot and sunny. We headed out on the pontoon and did some swimming. Liam loved it!

We decided to go out for dinner.  Then it was back to the cabin for a little bit of play time and then bed time for Liam.

Joe and I were both exhausted after the busy day so we stayed up for a little while after Liam and then went to bed too.

SUNDAY

It was much cooler outside in the morning. Joe and Liam both slept in. I decided to get up and just relax in the morning. Once Liam was up we had to wake Joe up.

Liam was ready to play outside bright and early so we headed outside for a little bit.

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Then we decided to go out for breakfast before heading home. It was at a nice little place in Spooner and it was pretty good! It wasn’t super greasy like most breakfast joints so that was nice.

Then it was to the cabin to pack up and head out before nap time. We made it out and actually made it home (with me entertaining in the backseat) without Liam falling asleep.

He went down for nap and then so did I. Busy weekends are hard! haha! After nap we played for a little while and after very little thought….we decided to go to Sawmill for pizza before July pizza menu ended and a new August menu came. Joe’s sister and family were there for a birthday party that we ended up “crashing.”

Liam has really warmed up to his “Aut-nie Erin.” So sweet!

Once again it was home and then movie and snuggles before bed time. Look little cutie boy snuggle his daddy to avoid mom putting him in bed! Haha!

What a wonderful weekend we had and again so proud of Joe for his weekend accomplishments. 

The Davison Wedding

We had a wonderful time celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Davison. Emily was a beautiful bride and the love they shared shined through effortlessly. I’m so happy to have been able to celebrate with them.

FRIDAY -Rehearsal and Groom’s Dinner

Since Joe was an usher in the wedding we also attended the rehearsal and the groom’s dinner. The rehearsal went well and the dinner was delicious. The decorations were so cute and we are so happy to have been there.

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Joe had a full morning of events with the groom which included fishing, breakfast, getting ready, and pictures.

Then it was time for the ceremony. Everyone looked so nice and the flowers were beautiful and vibrant.

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Joe walked down the aisle with his friend and the other usher, Dustin. They looked so handsome!

The most adorable ring bearer (and our neighbor/Liam’s buddy), Keaton did a great job.

The bride, Emily, was very emotional walking down the aisle. She looked stunning and seeing her in the moment was so beautiful.

The view of the ceremony was gorgeous with the lake in the background and the tall trees!

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The ceremony itself was very personal to the bride and groom. Both the bride and groom got choked up at some point. It was just really a very nice ceremony and as I said before the love shine through effortlessly.

The ushers, Joe and Dustin, dismissed rows. Of course I need another picture—they are showing off their “huge” necks.

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The reception decorations were so pretty too. They really did a great job with the flowers and signs. Everything looked perfect.

The wedding party left on the party bus so I spent the in between time with Joe’s family.

Then it was grand march time and I snapped a few more pictures of Joe and Dustin. They put on quite the performance.

For dessert they had donuts! YUM!

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Their first dance was lovely and so fun to have it outside. These two lovebirds were so cute!

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We stayed for a little of the dance and then decided to make the drive home. We were both exhausted and had a long drive home. Of course we stayed just long enough to dance to “Queen of my Double Wide Trailer” (Joe’s choice for our first dance that got vetoed by me). Haha!

We wish Colin and Emily so much laughter, happiness, joy, and love in their lives together. We are so happy for you two and can’t wait to see what is next! 

 

Fair, wedding, and sleepovers!

We once again had a really great weekend. It was packed with lots of activities and fun!

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I know this isn’t part of the weekend but I wanted to share some of the fun pics we got at our local fair. Although Liam didn’t express that he was enjoying the rides he kept saying “more” when they were over. I think he had fun!

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Liam and I had some morning errands to run. We went to Target to get a bunch of things! It was a successful trip although Liam was over it by the time we left.

Then it was home for play, lunch, and nap time. After nap Liam woke up super sad. He didn’t want anything I suggested. I thought maybe he was sick so I took his temperature and it came back normal. We settled on snuggles on the couch.

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Shortly after Liam woke up, Joe got home and we had to pack super quick to bring Liam for a sleepover at my parents and Joe and I were off to rehearsal dinner for his good friend Colin and his future Mrs; Emily.

Liam seemed fine once we dropped him off at my parent. He was ready to play with the toys and have a good time. We hustled off to Chippewa Falls where the rehearsal was taking place.

After rehearsal was the grooms dinner. It was his favorite meal, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. It was so good! And look at the adorable decorations!

Of course the desserts too. Some super yummy cookies!

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My mom ended up calling and saying Liam had a fever. She said he was just snuggly and tired. I trusted her to do what was best for him and she agreed to keep me posted on how he is doing. We thought a good nights rest will hopefully help him get better.

After dinner we headed to my friend Breanna’s parent’s house to stay the night rather than making the long trip home. She stayed there with us and her parents were gone for the night. It was so nice of them to let us stay and saved us a lot of time!

SATURDAY

Joe headed off to wedding events early since he is an Usher in the wedding. They started bright and early with fishing and breakfast.

My mom sent me a picture of Liam once he woke up and said he was doing much better. He woke up happy, no fever, and had an appetite again. Thank goodness!

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I tried to sleep in a little. Once we were up, Breanna and I decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood. It was already getting hot so it felt good to get that done before it got too hot.

We then had some breakfast and headed to Caribou for sparkling green tea lemonade and the farmer’s market. We got some yummy sugar snap peas and Breanna got her mom some flowers.

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Then we went off to Target to get a few things for Breanna. After that it was back to the house. I was a little tired so I rested for about 20 minutes and then had to start getting ready to go.

I got picked up by the other Usher’s (Dustin) wife, Kristin and off to the ceremony we went. We got there a little early to try to get a seat in the shade. It was hot and humid and we are both pregnant!

The ceremony and reception were a lot of fun! I will make a separate post with more details on it.

I got a picture of Liam at the fair with his cousin Judah and Uncle Blake on a ride. So thankful they were able to have a good time!

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After the wedding we drove home. Then it was quick shower and go straight to bed. We were both exhausted.

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I got to sleep in a little since Liam was gone but we wanted to go watch my bestie Molly and her family play tennis so I had to get up so we could pick Liam up and try to get there by 8 for their matches.

We stopped and grabbed coffee, then Liam, and were a little late to the matches but we made it!

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Liam loved watching Brogan play tennis. Brogan is Molly’s little sister who Liam sees all the time when he is at daycare. He loves her and kept saying her name. It was sooooo adorable!

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I am so thankful to have friends and daycare family who care so much about my little man. He obviously loves them too!

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After tennis we went home to relax, eat lunch, and take naps. We all took nice long naps.

After nap was over we headed to Joe’s parent’s house for a pool day.

Joe’s parents got a new pizza oven so we made homemade pizzas for dinner. They were super good! Such a fun idea! Joe’s sister also made this super yummy grilled watermelon and peach salad. It was so good!

After swimming it was time to head home and get Liam ready for bed. He was super tired after a long weekend.

We are so thankful for our family and friends! What a great weekend and we owe it all to them! 🙂

A perfect summer weekend!

We had another really great summer weekend. The weather was beautiful and we did so many things!

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I had off Friday and Joe was home by noon so we had a nice day together.

Liam and I started the morning with some snuggles. He is so darn cute!

Then we went for a walk with Marley. It was so nice out already so it felt good to get out and move before it got too hot.

We had to make a quick stop at Walmart to get a new hat for Liam before heading to Grandma and Grandpa’s to swim. My mom was off work and my aunt Sherrie was visiting for the weekend so we were excited to spend the day with them.

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By the time we got to my parents it was time for Liam to have lunch and then go down for nap. We played inside for a little while but he was really tired. He didn’t fuss much going down and it allowed me to have some adult time and outside time. It was great!

Once Liam was awake we headed outside to the pool. Liam loves his Uncle Blake and had fun playing outside with him.

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My brother ended up dropping off my nephew Judah for the evening as well. Judah and Liam had a blast playing outside together.

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Liam and Joe had some fun on the trampoline too. Liam’s balance is incredible!

Then it was time to go home with a very tired Liam! He had so much fun and was exhausted when we got home. Joe and I were also exhausted! Such a fun day!

SATURDAY

I had my Saturday morning sweat circuit. For some reason it was harder than other weeks but felt good to get it done!

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Then our local library was putting on an event called “A Wheelie Fun Event” that had all kinds of motorized vehicles for the kids to check out and climb in and explore. It was FREE too!

Liam had a blast checking out all the vehicles and “driving” them.

My parents, Sherrie, and Judah came too.

Liam was even able to try on a few helmets. He loves helmets!

We headed home for lunch and nap time after. We all took naps. Liam took a 3.5 hour nap which is long for him but he obviously needed the rest. Joe and I also napped.

After nap we headed to my parents for another pool day. My brother, his wife Libby, and Judah were there too. It was more fun swimming, playing, and watch the little guys. My mom got them some little paw patrol balloons so they had fun with those.

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My brother serenaded Liam with some music as well. Liam wasn’t so sure about it haha!

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Then we headed to my grandparents to celebrate my Grandpa’s 80th birthday! We had cake and ice cream and the little ones all played outside.

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Again we had a tired boy to bring home. Another fun day!

SUNDAY

Liam slept in which was amazing! He was so tired from our busy weekend so far. Once he was up he gave Marley and his dad some snuggles.

He found his balloon and was so excited about that.

Then it was puzzle time. He hasn’t shown interest in his puzzles in a while so it was fun to play with those.

Joe and Liam ran to Aldi to get a few groceries while I did a little cleaning around the house. Joe had done some cleaning earlier which was nice. We all had breakfast for lunch and then Liam went down for nap.

After nap we spent time playing with Liam but then Joe had to go to my grandparents to set up a trap for an animal that was in their garage.

Liam and I played for a while. I always wear a headband to work out or if my hair is up and Liam has noticed. He decided he wanted his own headband. How cute!

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Once Joe got home we all headed to Sawmill Pizza to get brick oven pizzas. My mom rode with us there. My dad was there and Sean, Libby, and Judah. They invited a couple from church to join us as well. Joe’s sister and her family and another family friend of theirs were also there.

It seriously is so great to let the kids just run around and burn energy. And the pizza is amazing.

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We got half expectant mother and half spicy jameese and then a full bac-on-the-ranch. We shared with my parents. They were all sooooo good! YUM! EXPECTANT MOTHER: Tomato Sauce, Pickles, Peanut Butter, Pineapple and Pepper Cheese. BAC-ON THE RANCH: Garlic Ranch Dressing, Bacon, Chicken, Zucchini, and Farmer Cheese. SPICY JAMEESE: Tomato Sauce, Strawberry Jam, Sriracha, Cheddar Cheese and Pepper Cheese.

Uncle Sean had some fun with Liam. Liam wasn’t sure he was going to give in that it was fun but then he couldn’t help it.

Liam got some seriously curly hair after getting hot and being in the humidity. So cute! How can I ever cut it?!?

After pizza and play time we went home where we again had a super tired little boy.

We had an amazing weekend with lots of outside time. I hope you enjoyed the weekend and have a great week ahead!

 

Independence Day 2017

We decided to keep our 4th of July pretty mellow this year especially since it landed on a Tuesday. It was a beautiful day so we gave some thought to what we wanted to do.

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2 years ago, 1 year ago, and now

We started our morning off with a family walk. It felt good to get some activity in right away before it got too hot.

Then it was play time outside. Liam loves splashing in his water table and taking water out of it to water the plants. We stayed out for a little while but it ended up getting pretty hot. So we headed inside.

Before we knew it, it was lunch time and then nap time. I decided to power clean the house during nap and I am thankful I did. It needed to get done. Joe decided to take a little snooze too.

After nap we went to my parent’s for some pool time. My brother and his family were there too.  It was nice to get in the water and cool down. Liam is warming up more and more to swimming so that is fun too.

Also Baby 2 was making a serious appearance on the 4th. Holy cow! Look at that belly!

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We had dinner at my parent’s with everyone and Liam ate so much watermelon. He loves it.

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After dinner we played inside for a little while. My dad and Joe went and got us some DQ blizzards for dessert too. So good and hit the spot!

Look at my little teenager! He is so funny!

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Then we headed home to put a very tired little mister to bed and go to bed not too long after.

It was a fun, relaxing, and exhausting day! So thankful to spend time with family.

I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July!

A holiday weekend with a birthday celebration!

We had an excellent weekend with wonderful weather!!

FRIDAY

Liam and I started our Friday morning with a nutrition packed smoothie and some reading. Lately he has been wanting to read a lot so he picks out the books and I read them.

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We moved on to coloring after a while. We have still been working on potty training and someone was really proud about the treat he got for going #2 on the potty. Side note: he has been doing so good with potty training. We are very proud! It is definitely a commitment to get him on the potty everywhere we go.

While Liam napped I did some online prenatal yoga. As part of a fitness challenge I am doing the challenge this week was to try something new. I was surprisingly impressed with how I felt afterwards. I may have to continue with that on the days I am home.

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After nap Joe was home. We hung out for the evening. After dinner I had a sweet tooth so we went and got an oreo McFlurry. It was delicious!

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Then it was bed time for Liam and movie time for us. We watched Concussion. Joe had seen it but I hadn’t. It was a good movie!

SATURDAY

Liam was up and ready to read! He curled up with Joe and wanted to read on his own. So cute!

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Then I was off to run the holiday weekend Sweat Circuit at Snap Fitness. I had a great group show up and we got hot and sweaty! So good to get our weekend workout in.

When I got home we all ran our grocery errands. We had to go to several stores to get what we needed so it was a busy morning. Then it was home to have lunch and put Liam down for nap. Joe and I ended up taking a little nap as well.

After my nap I decided to have a festive snack. I love yogurt and berries! So good!

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Once Liam woke up he was ready to play. We spent a little time outside but the mosquitoes are pretty bad at our house so we never last too long out there.

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Joe made BBQ ribs for dinner with sweet corn and mac and cheese (for Liam but of course I couldn’t resist). It was the perfect summer meal.

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After dinner we spent a little more time playing and then Liam requested movie night. He is just like his daddy!

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Liam went down for bed, then we watched some Netflix and then headed to bed.

SUNDAY

Liam decided to sleep in so Joe and I had a relaxing morning. Once Liam woke up we had breakfast and got ready to go pick strawberries with Frauntie Molly.

Molly and I both had never gone to pick berries before so it was a new experience for us. It was actually fun and there were so many berries to be picked.

Liam helped pick at first but then we decided he would be better as the designated “berry into bucket placer.” He did good with this.

Liam even had to taste test a berry and he approved.

Once we got home we had some play time before lunch and nap. I had another festive bowl of yogurt for lunch but this time with some of our fresh berries. YUM!

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We had my dad’s birthday/pool party in the afternoon so we took Liam over there to nap. He took a short nap but that was okay because his cousins (and Grandpa) were there and ready to play.

Liam is still getting used to swimming but he did pretty good! He spent some time in the water so that is progress.

My dad/the birthday boy had some fun at his party. He cracks me up! Always having a good time!

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We had dinner at the party and then ended up heading home at Liam’s bedtime. Joe and I were both exhausted (Liam too) after a long day outside. After Liam went down I took a shower, then Joe did, and we were both ready for bed too.

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! For those who have Monday off….good for you! Enjoy it! And for those (like me) who have to work, make it a great day!