Chris and I eat out a lot. I told Chris that in our 3rd year of marriage I wanted to eat at home more – it’s healthier, it’s cheaper, and it could be fun to cook together! But it isn’t easy. When we work our long days, we don’t eat much at home except fast… Continue reading A Foodie Post!
Grandchildren are the best, aren’t they? Emma turned one last January (1/18) and celebrated at the Bounce House and Valentino’s with pizza and cake. She toddles around, loves her pets, and always has a smile on her face. August turned 1 in September (9/27) and celebrated with a space-themed party on Grimsrud Way in Rushford.… Continue reading 2016 – Things We Learned
I haven’t blogged since August. Four months have gone by! Today a new season starts – winter – and autumn is history. Autumn is always busy… this year there was football to watch, a 2 week road trip in October, and precious time with family and friends. A few more books have been read and… Continue reading Winter is here…
Where has the time gone?* Summer of 2016 is marching on. Today is National Happiness Happens day (8/8/16), so I thought I needed to catch up on what has been making happy memories for the summer of 2016! *the question I ask myself most frequently on the blog Gathering with friends and family: At graduations… Continue reading #HappinessHappens
I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to read the third in the Love in Provence trilogy in advance of release date. I reviewed Patricia Sand’s first book in the trilogy, The Promise of Provence in July of 2013 (and it is a pretty great review, if I do say so myself, so… Continue reading I Promise You This by Patricia Sands
Prepping for summer, the Cosmo Girls created a list of Summer Events in the area so that there is always a social event at the ready! I typed up an excel sheet and emailed it to all, including the websites that provide further information, but I will post a condensed version here and trust that… Continue reading A Summary of Summery Events!
TOP DEFINITION reading slump a readers worst nightmare. not being able to pick up a book and read because you just can’t, you just can’t read. person 1: “what’s the matter with you?” reader: ” I CAN’T READ , NO BOOK IS GOOD ENOUGH, LEAVE ME ALONE, READING SLUMP person 1: uhm….. okay. Source: Urban… Continue reading Urban Dictionary: reading slump
Tuesday night we went to see the touring Broadway musical, “If/Then.” I was excited to see it, because Anthony Rapp (of Adventures in Babysitting fame – ha!), who starred in it on Broadway, was also with the touring company. I listened to the Broadway Cast Recording a few times and I knew that there was… Continue reading What if…
I don’t remember many Leap Days of the past, but here are some ramblings… The year Marissa was born was a Leap Year. With a due-date in late February 1988, I had wondered what it would be like to have a Leap Day Baby. She had a Leap Day Baby in her graduating class, so we… Continue reading Leaps and Bounds
February is in full swing… lots of fun things to look forward to! But here’s a quick look back on January goodness…. In January I visited some new places: Bunny’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis Park – right around the corner from Marissa and Adam’s home is the local hangout. Good food! Went there… Continue reading What’s been making me happy…