Sisters, friends, blessed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gooseberry Falls

We spent a beautiful weekend up north with Kyle's family exploring Gooseberry Falls, boating, fishing, and visiting the cows. It was fun for everyone!

They were shocked at how cold Lake Superior felt!

Caught some great bass thanks to Uncle Kraig & Hayden.

We finished the weekend by visiting Uncle Frank's cows and messing up his haybales a bit :)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Grandma's Lake

We spent a beautifully warm weekend at Grandma's lake. Sunshine, swimming, & boating. It looked and felt and even tasted like summer :)

Thoroughly enjoyed the 'Grampie Pad' together!
And pool time.

We even went on a boat ride! And while it was bittersweet without Grandpa at the wheel, you could feel his smile from heaven.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Independence Day

 We started the day our right by taking our first bike ride of the summer with Bryndel on the tag along! She LOVED it!

Later in the day our sweet friends, the Hensons, came over for an old fashioned and relaxed backyard grill out.

We are so blessed to live in the USA!

Brian & Kelley

I had the great pleasure of having front row seats, so to speak, to witness my 'little' cousin Brian get married this past weekend in the Chicago area. It was such a lovely weekend! From the beautiful reception venue, special touches from the family, road tripping with Mom to get there, hugging aunts, uncles, cousins and extended relatives, and watching Kelley come down the aisle to a very emotional Brian - it was truly a blessed event. And while it was hard at times to take all of that loveliness in without Dad there, we know he was smiling down on all of it.
The sweet couple.
The proud parents (and brother below; Michael & Valerie who are next to tie the knot!)
Lucky me!
Lucky Grandma with the flower girl Kenzie & Cylas.

My buddy Nolan.

Their first dance was followed by a night of fun & laughter.

We finished out the weekend with a boat tour through Chicago, and of course ice cream :)

Friday, June 23, 2017


I think I got a little behind posting pictures? Maybe having too much summer fun :)

School's out! Hadley is a 5th grader!
Piper a 3rd grader!

We spent the first weekend of the summer at Coon Forks beach.

Just us girls headed down to spend time with Grammie at the lake, ahhh.

 We got a little Noley time :)
And somebody got their first sleepover!! No fun was had, at all. Ha :)

Kyle & I snuck in our annual parade of homes date. Prayerfully, we will build at the land in the next couple of years.
Strawberry season.

And what an appropriate spot for a Father's day picnic, on the four wheeler. We snuck in a round of golf later in the day.

And, in honor of our dads, We are getting ready to plant trees at the land in their memory. It was a hard Father's day, but man we were blessed with good dads. The best.