Memorial Day weekend 2017

We had a wonderful, relaxing, productive, and all around good weekend. We both had Monday off which allowed us an extra day at home to get things done.


After work we packed up our things and headed north to Joe’s parent’s cabin. We arrived up there in time to have some dinner and hang out. Liam didn’t remember much about the cabin so he spent the evening exploring and figuring things out.

Liam went down for bedtime fairly easy and we spent the evening relaxing.


Liam slept great thankfully and woke up around his normal time. He had to adjust to being at the cabin with family but after waking up he was ready to play. After a relaxing morning routine Joe, Liam, and I decided to go for a walk. We needed to get Liam some milk so we walked to the store.

It turned out to be a really beautiful morning so it was spent playing outside. Then we went for our first pontoon ride of the summer. Liam enjoyed it much more this year than he did last year.

Grandpa got a big bubble machine that Liam really enjoyed. He liked “getting” the bubbles with his hockey stick. Kameryn also enjoyed the bubbles and named herself the bubble queen.

The entire day was spent outside enjoying the sunshine.

Even the dogs were soaking up the sunshine!


Saturday evening was the celebration of Joe and his siblings birthday with what is called “birthday dinner.” Joe’s parents are so kind to cook a delicious meal that includes prime rib, lobster, pop-overs with cinnamon honey butter, and Caesar salad. It was an amazing meal and I am thankful to be included in it.

The rest of the evening was spent by the fire relaxing and chatting until we were all tired and went to bed.


It was another relaxing morning waking up and settling in. The sun was out early so Grandpa and uncle Patrick took the little boys down to the lake to throw rocks.


The boys were hungry when they came in so they both had smoothies.


We decided to take the kayaks out and see what Liam thought. He really enjoyed it for a little bit but then wanted to get back to playing.


We decided to head home after lunch. We had a lot of things to get done at home. Liam napped on the drive home and then was so tired when we got home we put him in his crib to finish his nap. Joe and I ended up taking a short nap as well.

When we all woke up we went to Menards to get the things we needed for our garden. We got lots of different seeds to plant this year and are going to see how it all goes.

When we got home we had dinner and a relaxing evening. It felt so good to be at home and back into routine.


We all slept great and spent the morning together. I then headed off to work out and catch up with Molly. It felt good and was so nice to chat.


I then had to run to the store to get a few things for the week. Joe made me breakfast for when I arrived home. Then it was time to get to work on cleaning the house. We took turns playing with Liam and were able to get a lot accomplished.

Once Liam went down for nap I finished up cleaning and getting the main areas of the house organized. Then my parents came over to help us set up and plant the garden.

It ended up being a lot of work but we were able to get it done. Liam must have known we had work to do and took a really long nap.

We were able to plant tomatoes, bell peppers, some hot peppers, onions, spaghetti squash, radishes, cucumbers, peas, and beans. We are going to make a separate planter for lettuce since a gopher got ours last year. I also got some strawberry plants that I need to figure out what I want to do with them.


We are super excited to see how our garden grows. We had great luck last year and minimal maintenance on our garden. We are hoping the same for this year however this garden is about 3x the size. My parents are going to help and share the crops with us.

My parents headed home after a hard days work and the rest of the evening was spent as a family playing and relaxing. Liam even gave Joe a massage. We ended up having a little accident with Liam and he got a big “owie.” It was so sad however it looked much better this morning thankfully.

We are so thankful to have had a nice long weekend. We are feeling well rested and ready to take on the short work week. I hope everyone has a great week! 


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