Baby K on the way: gender reveal party

It’s a very special week for my little bro and sis-in-law! On top of it being my sis-in-law’s birthday TODAY (Happy Birthday, Auntie JiJi!), they found out the gender of their precious growing baby yesterday. And although my sis-in-law did the planning, I had fun contributing a couple pink and blue decorations and snapping some photos of the glowing parents-to-be.



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Fall Fun: my little pumpkin + apple of my eye

Our almost two-year-old little boy continues giving us the joyful opportunity to relive our childhood memories, while witnessing his in the making. The absolute best part of it all is watching his expressions as he experiences new things for the first time. And this season, it’s all about Fall fun!


For our first Fall field trip, we headed to Apple Jack Orchards with Nana. We only had a few hours in the morning, so our goal was to find an extra toddler-friendly spot. Not only for our short time frame, but also for his short little attention span.



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My brother’s wedding: lake-side + love-filled

My brother, Kyle, married the girl of his dreams (and ours), Jill, this month at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, MN. My husband, son and I were honored to be in the wedding party and share this special life event with them. Here are a few special memories from their romantic, rustic wedding weekend up north.


My parents kicked off the wedding weekend with a lakeside Groom’s Dinner at the Looney’s Beach Hut on the resort property. It was a complete picturesque Fall evening.



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