Wisconsin Dells 2019

We had a wonderful time in the Wisconsin Dells visiting my mom’s cousin Sherrie (who is like an aunt to us) and doing lots of really fun things!


WEDNESDAY
We left after work to head to the Dells. We picked up the boys and my mom and hit the road. We ended up on a detour because of an accident on the highway so our ride was a little longer than normal. We stopped at Culver’s for dinner and got to Sherrie’s house around 9:30. Owen slept some of the way, but Liam stayed awake the whole time.

We set up beds and put the boys down. Soon after they finally fell asleep we went to bed too. It was a rough night for Liam so I ended up sleeping in his room with him and Owen.


THURSDAY
Liam and Owen were up bright and early to take on the day. We played outside and then had some Dunkin Donuts for breakfast.

We put the boys down for nap and then waiting for my brother Blake and his girlfriend Maddie to arrive. Once they did the boys were up and we were ready to go to Noah’s Ark Waterpark.

We had a lot of fun and it wasn’t too busy. We went back to Sherrie’s for pizza and time outside.

Once the boys were asleep Joe, Blake, Maddie, my cousin Riley and I went downtown for go-karts and laser tag. I was so tired from the early morning but we had a lot of fun.

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FRIDAY
Liam was up early again. He was just so excited for everything we were doing.

We went mini golfing before nap. It was fun and Liam even got a hole-in-one. He is really good at mini-golf.

Then it was back to Sherrie’s for nap. We ended up having to wake the boys up (seriously the worst when they are actually sleeping). We then went downtown to the Tommy Bartlett Show. They boys were in a trance watching all the tricks.

My cousin Andrew had gotten us all tickets which was so nice.

After the show we went downtown to MACS to get some macaroni and cheese. So good! Then we walked around downtown and went to see the magician on the corner.

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Everyone stayed downtown but Joe, the boys, and I went back to Sherrie’s to give the boys baths and put them to bed.

We went to bed early too.


SATURDAY
The boys were up early and playing outside by 7:30am. It got warm out early too so we were swimming nice and early as well.

My cousin Riley got us tickets for a Dells Boat Tour so we did that before nap. It was about an hour long and we got to see some of the river. It was cool!

Then it was back to Sherrie’s for nap.

After nap we hung out, did some swimming, played some baseball, and played in the sand.

We had pizza for dinner and we all going to go mini-golfing however Liam was not behaving and ended up getting that taken away. So everyone went except me, Liam, Owen, and Sherrie. Liam was so sad, but he needed to stay home. It was actually good for both boys to get in bed at a decent time.

After the others returned Joe and I went back out with Blake and Maddie. We went downtown to get some t-shirts for me, go on go-karts again, and then laser tag again too. We also went to a bar to play bags for a little while. Riley joined us after a little while.

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We walked around town a little more and then decided to do some old time pictures for my mom. It was so fun and funny.

We got home late and went to bed.


SUNDAY
We decided if Liam behaved and was a good helper that we would go mini-golfing on our way out of town. We got all packed up and overall he was really good. So as we headed out we let him know the good news. He was very excited.

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He got two more hole-in-ones and did so good. It was hot but we all had fun.

Then we started making our way home. We stopped almost right away to get Subway before the boys fell asleep.

We made it home around 3. We hung out at my parent’s house for a little bit and then had a super chill night at home.

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The boys had baths and went to bed early with out a peep. We went to bed early too.

We had so much fun and were able to do so many things. We are always thankful for Sherrie letting us stay with her and to Riley and Andrew for the free tickets!

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Two missed weekend posts!

Okay, life got away from me and I missed the past weekend and the weekend before of posts so this will be a quick recap of July 12-14 and July 19-20. I actually worked both weekends which is why life has been crazy!


July 12-14
I headed to Palm Springs, CA on the 10th for work/training so I spent 5 days there working and also soaking up the sun.

Joe was home with the boys. He took them to our town festival, his parent’s house to swim, my parent’s house to swim, and to the zoo with our niece and nephew. They had lots of fun!


July 19-21
I was working all weekend but was able to spend time as a family after work.

There was a big storm that came through on Friday evening. We had no power from around 6-9.

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We spent our evenings at home and as much time outside as possible! My dad took Liam golfing on Saturday so we had some one-on-one time with Owen (who just kept asking about Liam haha!). Also I had to document Liam eating salad!

Both weekends I was working but still really great weekends!! Hope your week is going great and you have a great weekend ahead!

Long July 4th weekend!

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


WEDNESDAY
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.


THURSDAY
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!

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We took our annual family 4th of July picture.

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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.

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


FRIDAY
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.

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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.


SATURDAY
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.

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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.

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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.


SUNDAY
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.


MONDAY
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.

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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.


THURSDAY
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.


FRIDAY
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.

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

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Then it was home to get some sleep.


SATURDAY
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.


SUNDAY
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.

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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.


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

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


SATURDAY
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.


SUNDAY
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!

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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.


FRIDAY
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.

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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.

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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!


SATURDAY
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.

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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.


SUNDAY
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.

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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.

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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!


FRIDAY
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!

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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.


SATURDAY
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.

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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.

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

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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.


SUNDAY
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!


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

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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.


SATURDAY
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.


SUNDAY
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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


FRIDAY
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.


SATURDAY
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.

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


SUNDAY
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.

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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.


MONDAY
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.


FRIDAY
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.

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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!

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


SATURDAY
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.

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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.


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

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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.

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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.