Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Summer Reading List

I know I don't blog any more. I'm just not into it as much as I used to be. But in the effort to be productive in writing on my blog and talk about books and reading, I'm compiling my list of summer reading.

I have so many books to read, and so little time. July is almost here and I have two months to get through this list.

The Veins of the Ocean
Before the Fall
& Sons
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
The Girls
The Forgotten Garden
The Assistants
Truly Madly Guilty
The Knockoff
The Weekenders
Vinegar Girl
Simply Tuesday
Starvation Heights
All the Light We Cannot See
The Shoemaker's Wife
Small Great Things
The Beach House
Saving Abby
About the Night
Falling Together
Heir to the Glimmering World
Inside the O'Briens
At the Water's Edge
The Boston Girl
If You Left
Results May Vary
Miller's Valley
Before I Go to Sleep
The Book of Speculation
Everybody Rise
Barkskins (This is a really long epic novel, so this might turn into an Autumn book)

So there you go. I'm hoping to read each one, but I'm not holding my breath either. I just love books and wish I could read a book a day.

Monday, March 28, 2016


Another fun and celebrated Easter came and went. The day before Easter we went to our town's annual Easter Egg hunt. Not only did we dominate in the egg collecting, Finnley won a trike! We went home and dyed eggs and got ready for our Sunday guests. Easter Sunday we had lots of family over and enjoyed some delicious food. All in all a successful weekend.

I'm dyeing over how cute they are.

You want some candy?

My favorite dudes

Winner Finner

We are ready to dominate your Easter egg hunt!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The one where I take three kids to Florida... by myself

So back in November my mom calls me and asks if I want to bring the boys to Florida for a visit. My parents bought a place there for the Winter and my mom found some cheap flights for all of us. Of course, my husband could take zero time off of work, so crazy Sabrina decided that it would be fun to take three boys under the age of  five on an airplane. Thankfully my mom came back to Minnesota the week before and flew down to Florida with us. (Although, she bought a ticket up in the front and stranded us in the back) (Actually, we were 4 seats behind her, but she was drinking G&T's while I was drinking backwash water.)
When you take three small children on an airplane, one being a lap child too, you have to obsessively plan ahead. So I went on Amazon and ordered a bunch of fun little toys, I also packed 2 tablets to watch movies and tons of snacks. Overall, they did a pretty good job with a small meltdown by Finn.
We had a fun four days in Florida, going to the beach, the Shell Factory and Zoo, and hanging out with Grandma.
When it was time to go back, it was just me and the boys. alone. in an airport\airplane. But thankfully, they all did really well and I was super proud of them. Would I travel alone with them again, NO.

Grandma on a dino

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I need more Spring!

Today was a record breaking 70 degree day in Minnesota! Bless El Nino's heart! Spring is coming!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


I randomly came across a folder of old photos. Nothing too exciting, so I decided to post my favorites.

I think this was in an old issue of Domino. I so badly wanted to recreate this tree!

French Pear Tart, AKA, the tart that gets you a husband.

I painted a wall in my dining room hot pink!!! Totally the wrong paint and the wrong color I wanted, but it was fun. who cares!

Back when everything was so pretty and girly...


Noir, the Wonder Cat!

I'm Chuck Bass

My House!!! The house I bought as a single lady. Thanks Beyoncé.

My peonies!

My Grandma on her wedding day

We weren't even dating yet!!!

My glorious patio

The hammock!

Sia!!  Before she hid her face! Awesome concert.

Meeting Everett... On Mother's Day!

Happy Family

My little elf

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Books I've Read in 2015

Hello... It's Me.... I was wondering if you ever read my blog? It's been over for months, but I thought I'd write my annual book review for you. (I hope you sang that to Adele's Hello)

Typically I set my reading goal to 52 books for the year. I have yet to reach that goal. And after doing some soul searching, I realized that with three small children, I should set my sights a little lower. So my goal for 2015 was to read 25 books. I read 16.  A little disappointing, but I'm cutting myself some slack.

With only reading 16 books, I was pretty selective, and I ended up reading all very good books. All the books I read got 4 and 5 stars. (Out of 5 stars)

Here are the books I read in the order that I read them...

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

Monday, August 24, 2015

Michigan 2015

We made our annual pilgrimage to Michigan to visit friends and family. Honestly, I think traveling with kids gets worse before it gets better. The boys cried a lot in the car, and that was even with stopping and staying in a hotel.  Tim just tunes them out, but I want to rip my face off!!!
But alas, it's all worth it, right? RIGHT?

It was a fun time seeing everyone, spending time at the lake and trying out paddle boards for the first time. They make nice boats for kids to sit on and get paddled around FYI.

We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, and looked back on how crazy life has been in the last five years. Of course we wouldn't change a thing. Crazy suits us!

Let the torture begin! 


Cousin Mandy and Blair

5 years of love! 

My first born crush

My BFF Rachel and baby Silas.  Between us, we have 6 boys! 

Boy Crazy! 

Paddle Boarding with Grandpa Brian

Visiting Aunt Shar and Uncle Lance

Daddy Pillow

Great Grandma Trudy

The pool party is over. 

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