Who am I?

I mentioned last week on Instagram, that I’ve been having a hard time since having the twins and moving here last year.. Things have somewhat quieted down with the twins and our craziness (who am I kidding, it’s still a shit show for anyone watching!) and it’s given me a chance to say “who am I? what are we doing?”.

Last week, I traveled away from the girls for the first time for work. My inlaws have only taken all 3 girls at once one time so I’m just used to being with the girls! So when the thought of having to leave the girls for multiple nights (and be in another state), I kind of lost it. I was nervous – and honestly, i’m not sure what for after it’s all said and done. BUT before that, I was anxious. I wanted to go since it was back “home” to Minneapolis but I also wanted them to be there too. (it was also very weird to not go to our old home after work meetings/dinner vs the hotel down the road) Momming is a funny thing, isnt it? I’ve been dying for some alone time and when the opportunity comes, I’m nervous and going the opposite way!

I love me a good patio and happy hour drinks and food!

Rewind to a few nights before leaving to Minneapolis and it hit me… the person I was when we lived there doesn’t feel like the person I am now. I feel like i’m just lost – like what do I enjoy doing outside of the kids? I used to love fashion, blogging and the occasional photoshoot prep for Magnolia. I feel like for so many years, it was getting the girls here; infertility, miscarriages, failed IUIs, multiple rounds of IVF, difficult deliveries and then you know, being a Mom to Magnolia and Twins.. that it’s hard to imagine my world involving anything but them. And when you’re busy with the kids before work, then work all day and then it’s nonstop after work, it’s hard to have time for yourself anyway.

Before we moved here, I had friends. This sounds funny, but honestly, I didn’t see those friends often. A few of them, I did a little more, but others I saw only when we had annual parties. There were basically groups of friends and we weren’t good enough friends with any of them to be included in their normal every day things they did together but yet after being here, I was yearning for those friendships.

Since we moved here, I’ve met a few different people but I find that I’m making more effort and not much being reciprocated that it makes me question myself as well. It’s difficult when the girls aren’t involved in a ton of activities for me to meet other parents at and I don’t see any of the parents at daycare pick up to start conversations with – it left me wondering where do you meet people when you’re older? I work from home so there’s another avenue for meeting people that I don’t quite have. Then the question was, what do you even talk about these days with said “friends” you’re trying to make? Ha!

Logan and I are so different in that he knows what he enjoys; golf and he’s more than happy going by himself and being paired up with whomever. So this doesnt bother him as much – but he knew this was a bigger deal for me.

Honestly, this is how I felt before my trip last week. I can tell you though, my thoughts changed after my work trip. It felt so good to be back where we’ve lived the last 11 years; where i’ve worked the last almost 10 years. It felt good to see people in person (not enough to not want to work from home!) and to just make me feel more confident with all the work I do. I have a good job but sometimes when you’re working from home, it doesn’t feel as “professional” aka KRISTI GET READY EVERY MORNING!!! Ha! Need to work on that still versus mid day before I grab the girls!

I saw a couple of my girlfriends briefly for a happy hour and a dinner and I can’t even tell you how amazing that was. Not worrying about their thoughts of me, not worrying about who I am with them but just being me and being able to talk about everything and anything. It just felt good to be me. I came back feeling more refreshed and remembering who I am a little more.

I’m ready to see them all again (and more!) next month for a wedding we’ll be attending in our old neck of the woods! I know Logan’s excited as well. It’ll be our first “getaway” and I wish it was for longer because it’ll go real fast for basically a night in the cities but it’ll be nice to be us again too!

I’m stll thinking of ways to meet people more and to find people I “click” with more but until then, I’ll survive! All that to say, if you’re in the same boat of “who am I? They say it takes a village … do they just show up??” then you’re not alone! We’ll all get there and if you have any tips or suggestions, let me know that too!

As I lay with Magnolia one more time tonight, (that girl can extend bedtime for almost an hour – I swear!) I’m reminded of how fortunate I truly am for the life I have and my family. I am beyond blessed with my three girls and I thank God every day for them. There was a time when I didn’t think I’d be a Mama so when I’m down on myself, I’m reminded when I look at them of how lucky I am that I might not have time for all the other stuff.

Kristi

Weekend Whereabouts

We have had a few busy weekends and y’all… i’m here for it! Yes, it’s WAY more stressful and a lot more work with the kids but it’s just so nice to have plans versus sit at home every weekend! We did that for way too long the last few years so it feels good to finally do things. I told my Stepmom, the other week that even if it’s hard, I want to start doing more with the girls (meaning the twins) like going out and about or visiting people. I feel like for so long, we were being cautious with Covid and then it’s just A LOT of work getting 2 babies out the door along with a toddler but it’s been nice to have plans for once!

On that note… we kicked off the weekend with a sleepover for Magnolia at Mimi and Papa’s house (my inlaws). She hasn’t done many sleepovers and honestly, nights have been REALLY hard with her so we weren’t sure how she’d do (aka if she’d sleep or make someone lay by her all night) but she did pretty good and thankfully, I think she’ll be welcomed back again for a sleepover 🙂 We got to spend some much needed 1:1 time with the twins that night and the next morning and it’s crazy how easy it seems with 2 babies (without a toddler). It was a win for everyone though because Magnolia got some time by herself with my inlaws and we got time with just the littles.

I met them down at my in-laws house on Saturday and we headed out to the zoo for an Easter Egg Hunt. It was a little blistery so we all bundled up (aside from Magnolia who insisted on not wearing a winter jacket) and headed out!

She enjoyed the games they had the most but did love seeing the animals too – usually she’s craaaaazy about Easter Egg hunts but it wasn’t too hard when they had hundreds of eggs laying all over the ground!

We headed back to my in-laws (how many times can I say that in a blog post?!) for a little bit since the twins fell asleep on the ride back! I got home in time for dinner and then bath time for the babies – played with Magnolia and then headed out with a few neighbor gals for some drinks!

Sunday, we headed to tennis (for Magnolia!) and she shockingly hit the ball this time. She’s not very interested in the sport (to Logan’s dismay) so she isn’t usually doing much during the lesson- but this time she did great!

I should say, she’s usually the only kid in the lesson too which doesn’t help!

After tennis, we headed on down to my in-laws again for some Easter Cookie decorating and a meet and greet with the good ol’ Easter Bunny.

I thought for sure Clementine would scream immediately once placed in his arms (her stranger danger is off the charts) but she actually really liked him and sat super chill.

Annabelle enjoyed touching his face – ha! And Magnolia was so happy to see him until it was time to get close to him for a pic (so lucky Mama had to get in the picture)…

We headed back home later that afternoon and had a really wonderful poop in the bath tub incident with Clementine – so that was fun! Thankfully, Logan came home from tennis just in time and was able to help with the clean up.

That about sums up our weekend! Easter filled activities and now we’ll be dying some Easter eggs (with whipped cream! I can’t ever do the vinegar smell!) this week to get ready for the bunny to come visit!

Weekends like this remind me of why we moved here – thankful for all the extra hands!

Hope you all had a fun weekend!

Kristi

Monday Moments

My goodness, it’s been a week (and weekend!). Annabelle’s been sick – apparently just a cold based on all the tests and assessments from the doctor which is great but my goodness, she’s fussy!! She’s been home Thursday and Friday and then this weekend obviously and I’m ready for an actual FULL week with my kids all in daycare! It’s literally been since beginning of November…

Anyway – I’d love to say we had grand plans this past weekend but we live where it’s cold 6-8ish months out of the year (I’m talking realllll cold) and we have twin infants SO you do the math on that…

We did manage to sneak away for a quick dinner on Friday which was great! It was our first since we moved here and we didn’t plan ahead so by the time I called for a reservation, they only had 5:00 so we were home by 6:50 (and that included a quick pick up trip to Target).

It was so nice to have an adult conversation without the kids crying since I feel like they’re so fussy lately! Saturday, I ran a few errands with Magnolia and that was basically it! We got some Valentine balloons for a fun picture and decided that we’d rather jump on the bed and have a dance party 🙂

Annabelle also started to crawl on Saturday! She’s been rocking on her knees for about a month but just never moved and would cry so hard but she finally figured it out!

And we were all SO proud especially Magnolia 🙂

Clementine isn’t so interested but maybe once she sees Annabelle moving around, she’ll start more!

No filters around here 🤣

Sunday was another casual day with tennis practice in the mix for Magnolia. The girls were a bit fussy so we spent lots of time cuddling…

Magnolia baked some cookies.

And we attempted our Valentine craft. I made one when Magnolia was a baby and love putting it out on the counter every year so I wanted to do another one with all the girls.

I underestimated how big Clementine’s feet are so I doubt i’ll be able to really do my original thought.. so it’ll be letting Magnolia paint and decorate around their little feet and her hands instead. As long as it’s red and pink, it’ll ring Valentine’s Day 🙂

The rest of the day was play time mixed with some nail painting to match Mommy’s for Magnolia.

And that’s a wrap. I’m ready for our weekends to get more entertaining but also need our weather to warm up so we actually feel OK getting out and about – even for a walk with all three girls! If it’s warm where you live, count your blessings!

Have a great Monday!

Kristi

Hello 2022!

I honestly love the new year; new goals, new ambitions and new memories to be made. 2021 was rough for us – I mean we had twin baby girls (so thankful they’re healthy!), sold our house, bought a house sight unseen and what feels like started a new life!

We had happy moments too but through in Covid and needing to be extra cautious for my pregnancy and then the twins, and it felt like we did absolutely nothing “fun” last year! So I’m ready for a fresh year!

I’m ready to do all the things while still being cautious and safe for the babies. I’m ready to take trips (even when it’s going to be realllly hard and a lot of work – I mean it’s basically just taking care of our kids in a different place vs an actual vacation), I’m ready to go places with all the kids – the zoo? Yep. The farmers market? Yep. Having picnics? Yes please! I mean, obviously this means we need some actual warm weather so I’ll have a few months to prep for it all 🤣

I’m never one for resolutions but I do love to write down some goals for the new year and tryyyy to hold myself accountable.. so here I go!

– start being healthier – workout 3x a week (I have two girlfriends who will hold me accountable for this!) and eat veggies once a day.. I’m horrible with this so I’ll start small!

– plan vacations – one with no kids and one with the family! We haven’t vacationed since Sept 2019 and Magnolia clearly doesn’t remember being on an airplane and she’s dyyyyying to get on one!

– Read before bed versus scrolling! I’m constantly scrolling social media before bed since I don’t have time throughout the day to look at it and it’s mindless. But I want to actually start reading more again!

– Finish our parenting classes – Big Little Feelings and finish reading the toddler books! I’m not one to be “by the book” but I’ll take any tips I can to navigate parenting the best I can!

– Get back to blogging! Gah, I started this space 5 years ago when we had just gotten married and shared so much fashion/life/infertility and it transformed into sharing our lives and favorite things and then it stopped. I miss this and want to set a goal to be more consistent on this space!

– Plan date nights! We moved here to be closer to family and want to take advantage of anyone offering to help out! So 2 nights a month? I’d love to have a short date with my husband!

– Keep up with daily devotionals. I really enjoy when I can get up in the AM and read through one before starting my day. It’s been hit or miss since having the twins and I’m hoping with them hopefully getting more sleep (eventually, right?!) that I can start this back up!

– Basically, just live life! We are so blessed with our health and there’s others I love dearly, who aren’t as fortunate right now and others I’ve lost who would love more time!

Just a few goals, huh?!

I’m excited to see what’s in store for us for 2022. I know people say “don’t jinx it” with saying that but honestly I do believe we make our own happiness and I need to choose that more often. So I’ll be here to share the good, bad and ugly a few times a week – I’m not perfect and trust me, most days it’s a total sh*t show but it’s nice to see that you’re not the only one experiencing that when you see so much “perfect” on social media!

Oh yeah.. and I can’t forget to share the Lilly Pulitzer After Party sale is officially on Monday so set your calendars!

Kristi

We have some news…

This post has been a long time coming but we have some news… WE’RE MOVING!

I still can’t believe that’s happening later this month BUT we are moving to be closer to my in-laws for a few years!

Here’s how this all went down….

If you’ve been around here a while then you know, we’ve talked about moving down south for YEARS now and actually had decided to really start looking last year but then Covid hit and we had a few other things going on.. then in September, we found out we were having TWINS and things changed again…

The day we moved into our home – August 2013

Aside from the hospital with the twins, we’ve never had a night or even afternoon away from Magnolia (except when we’ve been working and she at daycare). We were fine with this but even to try and plan a trip or anything for the two of us, it was always too much work to coordinate someone coming to stay with her so we’ve just never done anything! Once we found out we were having twins, we knew we couldn’t keep that up with 3 kids and still have NO time away from them at all. And Magnolia always loves seeing people and family – especiallly after being so cooped up during Covid!

When we found out we were having twins, we knew our dreams of moving down south would have to be put on hold for at least 3 years until we could really get some help with the kids and maybe have a little time for just Logan and myself for our sanity?! When we found out they were twins, Logan’s immediate response was “I guess we will be moving to Oshkosh for a little bit…” Never did I think Id hear those words come out of Logan’s mouth… ever! And I don’t think his family did either because they were shocked on all fronts!

Now, we haven’t actually been back to Oshkosh/Appleton since deciding this but yet we have a house that we close on in a few weeks! We’ve been looking since January and at first decided we’d build… but then after getting our bids back, they realized it was going to be $50K OVER what they initally thought (the builder) and since this isn’t a forever home, we decided not to go that route.. this pushed us back about a month for looking for houses and with this market, we knew we were already behind! We then found and put an offer on 3 other homes before finally getting the house we’ve purchased!

How it all started 8 years ago…. (We’ve been in MN for 11 years though – our whole relationship!)

We knew we wanted to move on my maternity leave so that we had some time to get situated (we’ll have about 2 weeks) before daycare and work started back. In the meantime, we also knew we had to put our house on the market too which meant that we needed to get it ready for pictures and showings with 2 infants and a toddler! We’ve been working on it for the last month and any spare time I had from the twins while they napped or at night, i’d work on decluttering and getting things in the garage. Same went for Logan while he wasnt working. Are we crazy?!?! Absolutely!! Stressed? You can’t even imagine! But we’re praying this is the right route for us and that after we move, get situated and get the girls all settled in the new daycare, that we’ll be less stressed and get a little time for us. I’m talking even a few hours in the afternoon on a weekend – nothing crazy! Ha!

That weekend we went to EC to visit my Mom?! It was so we could be out of the house for showings so we didn’t have to pack the kids and dogs up multiple times in order to have showings.

We chose this area too because it’s about an hour and a half from some of my family members too and all of Logans family will live within 30 minutes of us which means we’ll have about 6-7 people able to help us as needed which is great. I think it’s still very surreal to us that it’s all happening!

How it is now… 3 weeks ago!

Oh yeah, and Logan starts a new job this week… so just a few things going on with us! We are fortunate that both of our jobs are remote so we are able to continue with our jobs and have no issues. SUPER THANKFUL for that!

I joke with Logan and say that if we can survive having twins, getting our house ready to sell, packing and moving (and purchasing a house in this crazy market!!!) and him starting a new job all within 9 weeks of each other then we can survive anything!

I’ll share more about the new house at a later time and will take you along in the process of getting it all ready as we move in! Thankfully, its beautiful and move in ready so we don’t need to worry about doing anything to it ahead of time – except maybe clean the carpets and change the toilet seats. Everyone does that right?! Or is it just me?!

Wish us luck as we have less than a month until we close and say Peace Out to Minnesota!

Kristi

What we’ve been up to…..

We totally thought we were brave and decided to take all 3 kids to the beach since Magnolia loved it so much the last week…

Not sure what we were thinking… A) that dang stroller clearly isn’t made for sand… Ha! We looked so silly Im sure pushing it to the spot we wanted…

Magnolia wasn’t as crazy about the water and sand this time which was SO odd since she was obsessed when I took her!

We did build some sand castles – that she quickly stepped on after asking if she could… 🙂 And she loved the playground more this time!

It was going so well until Magnolia and I got back from the splash pad and Daddy was trying to feed a screaming Annabelle.. Logan kept saying “we need to leave right now. We need to leave”.

With Magnolia, I felt that SO strongly anytime she’d cry or fuss – we need to leave or I need to pull over in the car because it would just make me so anxious but with the twins, one of them usually has to cry unfortunately because when Logan is working, there is only one of me!

So it didnt bother me – but Logan said it was the last time we’d be taking them anywhere for a while…. Clearly the whole “lets get them used to being out little by little” isnt applying!

We’ve taken lots of pictures of the girls – or at least, I have!


Shocker, right? Ha!

We visited Eau Claire for a few days and hung out with family.

The girls have done a bit of cuddling…

We are not co-sleepers and they have separate bassinets but at 5 am – I’ll take some cuddles instead of getting up for the day!

Y’all.. how am I a mama to 3 girls?!?!? Still crazy to me!

We also had Logans siblings in town for a weekend visit to meet the girls..

And really to play with Magnolia more, of course 🥰 She sure loves seeing people after not for so long due to Covid!

The siblings and Logan took Magnolia to the zoo for a few hours (I stayed home with the babies since it was a hot one!) and she loved seeing the penguins!

And we’ve spent plenty of time trying to get the girls on a good schedule for night sleep!

My sweet Clementine

That’s life around here for now! Low key somewhat and trying to soak it all in! We have gymnastics for Magnolia tonight and for the first time, I think I get to actually take her! She started when I was pregnant and really couldn’t lift her and I needed to be 6 weeks postpartum (tomorrow!) in order to be able to lift her again! So excited to be able to do “uppy” with her again!

Kristi

Weekend Whereabouts!

Happy Monday! Can I just say what a good Monday it is?! Christmas in July is on Hallmark and I signed up for FrndlyTV for the month just to watch it! We gave up cable a while ago because we already had Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime but I just can’t give up my Hallmark Christmas! I cancel and resign up in October when it starts again 🙂

Moving on… even though I know you all are really riveted by my love of Christmas!

We were crazy this past weekend and headed on our first “road trip” to visit my Mom and Grandma for the weekend… with both babies and a toddler in tow! It’s about an hour and 45 minute drive so it wasn’t terribly far but still was definitely further than a day trip.

We got to town on Friday early afternoon, just in time for Logan to head out for a tee time (since I was with my Mom, I said I didn’t mind if he went out for a few rounds of golf – and it’s usually a better time for all of us when he does that – HA!) and for Magnolia to nap. We hung out around my Mom’s for most of the day except when we took Magnolia over to the flower shop to see goats and kitties – yes goats at the flower shop 🙂 She’s always scared of them but also always begs to go see them?! Toddlers, right?

Saturday, we headed out to the little zoo before the rain started! Magnolia was ecstatic to go and kept asking about seeing the animals. Once we’d see one, she’d immediately say “‘nother animal? next animal?”.

Insisted on wearing her sunglasses all day – and had to put them like that to see the owls 🙂

They have a small petting zoo area in a barn and when we walked in, she immediately was nervous about the goats but then saw the baby chicks and it was alllll over. There were other families in there and they enjoyed hearing her animals sounds…

She’s a total mood!

I mean, she was screaming already and it echoed a ton in there… I kept saying “Sorry….” and they would just laugh. She loved the mini horse and donkey too – but those goats and sheep, nooo nooo noo.

Gosh, I couldn’t love this girl MORE! She’s the best!

After the zoo, we headed over to one of my favorite quick lunch places – Fazolis! Do you have one by you? Their breadsticks are SO good!! And then we headed over to my Grandmas for a while.

Side note: when I was in college in Eau Claire, I used to go to my Grandma’s all the time during my breaks since it was so close to campus. We’d watch soaps, chat and have lunch (my cousin too!). I still think about those times even now and enjoyed them so much! So I always love seeing my Grandma and just chatting.

This was so sweet – I left Clementine on the couch for a minute and my Grandma got nervous so she grabbed things across the room to get over to her and make sure she was safe. It was really sweet since she doesn’t get around really well – she loved seeing the girls!

She enjoyed seeing the girls and Magnolia since the last time she saw her was last July due to Covid?! So it was great spending time with her.

We also spent our day at her house on Sunday again before heading home Sunday afternoon!

I have a feeling all pictures will be looking like this for a while – Ha!
Clearly Logan didn’t think to tell me I had a burp rag on my shoulder… #momlife
Walking to get the girls to nap… Magnolia wanted a picture showing “I helping, Mom!” She’s the best helper!
Four generations picture

It was a lot of work traveling with 5 week olds… like ALOT. We knew it would be but had to be out of our house for the weekend (more on that shortly) and we’re glad we’re back home and back to the grind!

Kristi

Life Lately!

I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and then before we know it, (let’s hope!!!) it will be Easter! I’m beyond ready for some WARM weather since today’s high is literally 1 degree. Can’t wait to be able to go outside with Magnolia to play and for walks.

Since we can’t do that for the next 4 months (yep, most likely 4 more months of this glorious weather….), I thought I’d share a little of what we’ve been up to lately!

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We did venture outside one day for a little sledding in our driveway action. Not to be redneck or anything but it was a whole lot easier than trudging through the feet of snow in the backyard without snow pants!

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Just as we figured… she LOVED it and didn’t mind the cold. She kept saying “more” and after about 5 times in a circle around the driveway (got my cardio in, that’s for sure!), we decided we’d be done!

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We’ve been playing a lot in the basement since we finished her little play area (for the most part) with the insane amount of toys she got with having her birthday and Christmas about the same time!

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She’s a lover of all things cheerio 🙂

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I feel the same way about pretzels, girl.

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In case you were wondering, this blog has completely turned into Magnolia’s world and I’m just living in it! I remember the days I used to post about cute fashion and now i’m a total “Mom” in every sense of the word and wear all the leggings and top knots that I can!

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I did wear a super cute and comfy top for coffee with a girlfriend the other week. I’m also trying the Isle of Paradise drops in my moisturizer so that helps me with a little glow!

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And then we attended Magnolia’s first friend birthday party! She sure wasn’t shy at all…

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Crazy for balloons!

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These girls are technically only a little over a month apart and I hope they grow up being best friends!

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We’ve also been celebrating Valentine’s Day all month long!

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We started by making a plate with her feet on it so we have it to pull out every year for decorations (and I can look back and remember those little things!).

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We decorated for the holiday and added some of these gel window clings!

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Magnolia made Valentine’s for our families to send!

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We also made Valentine heart-shaped brownies and Magnolia is a HUGE fan of these!

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My helper being silly!

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Magnolia hasn’t been feeling well (thankfully this week she’s doing great – but it’s a day by day thing with daycare these days!) and had Influenza A last week.

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Grabbed her purse so she could go shopping 🙂

While she was CRAZY fussy – I don’t blame her at all but man it was rough with Logan traveling for work – she had moments of her silly self come out too 🙂

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I shared this picture on Instastories and a good friend said “Wow, she is your daughter!” and no truer words have been spoken! HA!

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I’m alllllll about the pretzels (I could live off them, no joke!) and sunglasses!

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I absolutely love watching their relationship! She is just wild about her daddy and it’s the sweetest thing to see!

 

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I had a much needed brunch with girlfriends this past weekend to celebrate a big birthday (not mine!) and we ALWAYS say it’s going to happen more often but I feel like I need to make a standing date because life just gets too busy for all of us!

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We also had an almost 40 degree day one Sunday so we went outside for a little sledding in the backyard again (AKA workout of pulling a 20 lb baby on a sled through thick snow!).  Good thing her smile is so sweet.

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In case you’re also wondering about makeup… Magnolia is still obsessed with her Mama’s makeup and this will keep her busy for quite some time! She loves trying the brushes on her face and looking at every piece of makeup! You can also notice her little snaggletooth on the top 🙂 Of course our sweet little one wouldn’t get in any front teeth first!

Magnolia’s worn something Valentinesque every day this week and today is no different 🙂 How cute was she yesterday for school?!

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That’s life lately around here! Thankfully it’s been pretty relaxing, just like we like it!

Come back tomorrow for some Friday Favorites and let me know… Do you guys do anything fun for Valentine’s Day? Date night or with kids?!

aKristi

 

Hello Hello!

Oh my goodness – here I finally get you all caught up and then ghost you until now?! Aye aye aye! Just when I think I’m ready to dive back into this blogging world 🙂

Well, let me sum up the last 5 months around this part…. family, birthday party, holiday traveling, sickness and that about sums it up! Ha! I won’t bore you with those long catch ups but figured i’d start anew!

Magnolia is officially a ONE year old somehow! We celebrated in true fashion with a rainbow balloon arch and all the fixins – it was a fun fun day and now we’re left with a ONE year old!  I’d like to say it seems like just yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital (like everyone says) but in all honesty, I don’t even remember her that little anymore! She’s been on the move since she was 6 months old so I don’t remember that little little infant!

Any who, I’m back and “plan” to share more about life as a Mama (my favorite, most of the time), bring back some of those fashion days (and not just “mama” fashion, aka yoga pants and a topknot! Although that is the wardrobe most days since I work from home most of the time) and whatever else you guys want to see! This little space is for me but I’m always open to suggestions 🙂

If you follow me over on Instagram, I gave you a look at what our play area looks like #trainwreck and said I was planning to “make it over” this last weekend.  Clearly, that didn’t happen but I do plan to take some action this weekend and share all about it! So be on the look out for that next week!

Long story short, I’m back, hopefully and am excited to chat with y’all again! What do you want to see on this space?! I’m open for anything!

Also, can we just talk about all my !! and 🙂 Ugh, I need to work on that… One day at least! 🙂 Ha!

aKristi

July Happenings!

This is a long one again… but I’m happy I’m all caught up now 🙂

July, July, July… where did you go?! I have never had time move so fast since having Magnolia!

July was busy for us (as usual!).

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I mean… precious angel on the 4th of July!

We started off the month with the big 3M Open PGA tournament down the road from us (I’m talking less than a mile!). Logan volunteered all week and was SO excited to be so close to the players and even got to chat up Phil Mickelson 🙂

We did a little day date for a practice round while Magnolia was at daycare.

Her little arm kept going up instead of on the sides!

And then went with my Mom and Dennis on a weekend with Magnolia!

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Logan was a bit nervous bringing her… and we kinda thought she’d only last an hour but she lasted for 7 and was a rockstar!

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Magnolia enjoyed starting baby led weaning at daycare and sitting with all the “big” babies at the table!

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She enjoyed her little pool more outside this month while we had some warmer temps!

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We went to the farmer’s market downtown Minneapolis with my brother and his family and just about melted 🙂

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We headed down to Oshkosh to my inlaws for my SIL’s high school graduation party…

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We stopped in Eau Claire for the night to break up the drive and Logan worked from there…

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then onto Oshkosh for a long weekend!

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We enjoyed queso while sitting with Mimi..

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and seeing her Aunties and Uncle Tanner.

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If you’re new around here, Logan and I met at UWEC so we were stoked to all represent and see our little girl wearing it too! 🙂

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And then we celebrated Auntie Cam’s graduation!

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We played outside some more…

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and mastered the art of crawling!

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We went on just a few walks…

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and really liked eating some strawberries and foods again!

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Magnolia turned 7 months already somehow!!

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Then we headed back to EC for a weekend to spend time with Grandma (my Mom) while Logan was in a golf tournament!

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We went to one of my favorite wineries and they had a small animal area and Magnolia was in heaven!

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I’ve never seen her giggle so hard at just the llama eating (y’all, that was it! It didn’t move otherwise and she couldn’t stop laughing!) and everyone around was looking and smiling/laughing at how sweet she was!

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Always Sophie!

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She really has the BEST smile around 🙂

She was REALLY excited to see Daddy after golf (as usual!).

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And Logan and I snuck away for a quick dinner featuring margaritas and queso! It was our first time without Magnolia (since the hockey game at 3 months) and even though she was with my Mom and in great hands, I still checked in and we were only gone about 40 minutes max….

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Poor Logan was ready to stay for a bit but I was ready to get back to Magnolia and bath time 🙂

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Logan finished up his golf tournament and we spent time at the park before heading to Great Grandmas for a little bit!

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We saw Uncle Alex a little bit more this month.

And I worked on my photography and editing skills 🙂

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And Magnolia made Logan a late “Daddy’s Day” present so we could have more than 1 hole 🙂

img_4645-2And that sums up the busy month!

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If you’re still reading then props to you!! This was a long one but I think we’re finally caught up in the lives of us!

Now let’s do some more fun posts 🙂

What fun thing did you do in July?!

aKristi