2019 Summer Bucket List

We’ve been embracing summertime with arms wide open so far this year. Slip’n’slides, bounce houses, block parties & pool days! As the kids get older, we want to make a little list of things we hope to do over the summer. It seems like the weeks fly by so quickly, so it’s fun to have a few things mapped out that we want to accomplish.

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Here we go again…

2 years, another baby & a new house later.

I love reading blogs. There is something very special about being submerged in someone else’s words & photos. It suddenly dawned on me [and the continuing visitor stats kept popping up] that other people may have felt the same way about my blog, and there was nothing new for people to get lost in.

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My Baby: You are enough, You have enough

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Parenting is hard. Not only do you have to worry about if you’re raising them to be polite, functioning humans, other judgmental parents and providing well balanced meals – it’s your job to protect them from the craziness of the world & ‘adult’ problems. That last one weighs on me heavily, because one day they will be old enough to understand. This is an open letter to children who have individuals who have chosen to not be a part of their lives. 

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Toddler Friendly Cool Whip Easter Egg Dyeing

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While this post is a moot point now, it was super fun and easy so I had to share. It’s a good one to keep in your back pocket when Easter rolls around again.

Last year at Easter, Gunnar was too small to understand or participate. This year was a different ball game. We dyed eggs, did multiple eggs hunts and celebrated with family.

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His & Hers Engagement Gifts

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This past weekend during their ‘Stock the Bar’ housewarming party, surrounded by everyone they love, Leep’s brother Jeremy popped the question and was answered with an excited – Yes! 17634418_10102349967907607_8985838658398820672_n.jpg

Congrats Uncle Worm & Auntie Ash!

We were the only two in on the when & where details so we decided to surprise them with his & her engagement gifts right after the proposal to start the celebrating early. Most people will gift a bottle of wine, a Congratulations card or some other generic gift. Why not mix it up and give something a little more personal and meaningful. Here’s what we put in our gifts…

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