Food, friends, and family!

Hi there! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had another really busy and fun weekend. Seems like summer is always so busy but it is really the best and I love it!


Joe and I both got done with work early so we decided to go out for dinner. We went to Rusty’s which is our new favorite place to eat. Joe got the fish and I got a chicken cobb salad. Both were so good! We also started with these cream cheese sticks with jalapeno jelly—YUM!

Liam was so good and ate all his food too. We set him in the back corner so he could watch everyone and eat at the same time. It worked really well.


When we got home I checked out our garden to see if we had any cucumbers and see how the carrots were doing. We keep getting more and more! I love it!

It was bath night for Liam so he got a bath before bed time.


After Liam went to bed Joe and I had a movie night. We were both really tired and couldn’t even finish the movie before we decided it was time for bed.


We had our typical Saturday morning family time again! Then Joe had to bring Marley to the groomer and go help our friends with their air conditioner.


Once Joe got home it was time for me to start getting ready for one of my best friend’s bridal showers.

The bridal shower was at noon and it was soooo cute! It was supposed to be outside but it was raining so it go moved inside. The decorations were adorable!

They had a little mimosa bar that was full of yummy juices and fruit.

They also had a yummy ice cream sundae bar for dessert. I piled mine with delicious fruit!


Jordan looked so beautiful! I loved her white romper!


After the bridal shower it was back home to get ready for the bachelorette party! Changed my dress, added makeup, fixed my hair, and I was ready.


We started with dinner at the the Lion’s Tavern in Stillwater. I split some fried brussel sprouts as an appetizer with my friend Molly and then we also split our meal. We got a chicken caprese sandwich with sweet potato fries. They were both super yummy and I recommend them if you go there!


Jordan again looked stunning! She is so beautiful and had another super cute white dress! The theme was little black dress and pearls. Such a fun and cute theme!


Then we hopped on a party bus. We drove around for quite a while and ended up in River Falls. Then we headed to Hudson and danced at the Smilin’ Moose. Such a fun place to dance and hang out!

After that we head to Boardman and then back into town. We spent more time dancing and socializing. I ended up closing down the bar. I can’t believe I was up that late! Honestly if there is such a thing as too much fun, I think I had it—haha!


I am so thankful for Joe because he got up and fed Liam in the morning. He let me sleep until 7:20 which is way better than 5:30!! I think I could have slept all day though!

We went to Rusty’s for breakfast. Liam was super chatty the whole time but it felt good to get up and moving and eat some food.

My brother Blake has been on tour with Sum 41 (check out this video he made) and they had a show in MN so he was able to come home during the day. We spent the day by the pool and Liam had a blast in the water. He love pointing now and will shake his finger at you if you playfully say “no no no.” He thinks it is so funny!

It was so nice to see Blake and spend time with him since he won’t be back home for a while again. He is going to continue on the Van’s Warped Tour with them and then maybe even do some more work with them after. So proud of him.

Our cousins were also spending the weekend at my parents so it was really great to be able to see them.

Blake and our cousins had to leave but we hung out a little longer with my parents. My dad tried to teach Liam how to use a walker—adorable!

After spending time with family we headed home to get Liam a good nap in. After his nap Joe’s parents came to visit Liam for a little bit. Then we decided we wanted to go to Sawmill Pizza for dinner so we asked Joe’s sister, Erin, and her family if they wanted to join us.

Sawmill Pizza is such a cute place. They have fire grilled pizza and areas to eat. You bring your own drinks, plates, and utensils and they make the pizza.

They only have 4 pizza choices. Three of the choices are crazy ones and then they always have pepperoni. They change the flavors every month.


All of the Pizza choices sounded amazing and we couldn’t decide so we got 3 pizzas and did one half spicy jamese and half pepperoni so the kids could have the pepperoni pizza.

They are thin crust pizzas so we actually ended up eating majority of the pizza we ordered. All of the flavors were super yummy and I couldn’t even pick which one was my favorite. We can’t wait to see what the August flavors are going to be.

After dinner we went to check out the Hawaiian sheep (we thought they were goats but the owner corrected us). One of the male goats stomped at us so the kids and Joe started stomping and Liam thought it was hilarious. He just kept giggling and it was the cutest thing!

Then we headed home for a bath and bedtime for Liam.

After Liam went down Joe and I started a new Netflix series; House of Cards. We have heard great things about it and thought we would give it a try.

Here is to another week! Make it a great one!

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