As a Family

Fall Bucket List: Update

Back in September I wrote out a fall bucket list. Here’s how everything has shaped up so far. Camping Camping is a whole post in itself (coming Monday). We went, had a good time, left early and learned some valuable lessons along the way. Pumpkin Picking We had a great time at the farm again this year. It was so much fun to see how much our daughter has...
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Thankful Tree

Today I’m thankful I can feel the nausea cloud lifting. 🙂 At the beginning of this month, I had a rare burst of energy and made this thankful tree. The tree only required a pair of scissors and a paper grocery bag. Now, if you know me, I’m not a huge fan of crafts. Mainly because I’m no good at them. So, when my husband came home and there...
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Our Fall Bucket List

Tomorrow marks the first official day of fall. Johanna posted a fall bucket list earlier this week and inspired me to make one too. Dan and I collaborated and here’s what we came up with: Camping We haven’t been camping since our kiddo was born and we’re super excited to get back at it. I’m sure it will be fodder for a few posts in the future. 🙂 Pumpkin...
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What do you see and hear?

Flashback: our daughter’s first time in a swing Desperately trying to interrupt a meltdown, I scooped up my daughter and sat down with her on the back porch. “What do you hear?” I asked. We went back and forth naming birdies, cars, some kind of bug and a train. “What do you see?” I continued. The list was longer this time as we both tried to find one more...
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Yup, we’re strange

We say “yup” and “pop” (as in the drink) and point to our hands when talking about where we came from. I blame Michigan. We are potato salad snobs who refuse the store bought stuff and know the difference between regular, hot and German potato salad. I blame the awesome German ladies from the church we grew up in. We walk really fast and can sleep through jackhammers. I blame Chicago....
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