July Happenings!

This is a long one again… but I’m happy I’m all caught up now πŸ™‚

July, July, July… where did you go?! I have never had time move so fast since having Magnolia!

July was busy for us (as usual!).

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I mean… precious angel on the 4th of July!

We started off the month with the big 3M Open PGA tournament down the road from us (I’m talking less than a mile!). Logan volunteered all week and was SO excited to be so close to the players and even got to chat up Phil Mickelson πŸ™‚

We did a little day date for a practice round while Magnolia was at daycare.

Her little arm kept going up instead of on the sides!

And then went with my Mom and Dennis on a weekend with Magnolia!

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Logan was a bit nervous bringing her… and we kinda thought she’d only last an hour but she lasted for 7 and was a rockstar!

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Magnolia enjoyed starting baby led weaning at daycare and sitting with all the “big” babies at the table!

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She enjoyed her little pool more outside this month while we had some warmer temps!

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We went to the farmer’s market downtown Minneapolis with my brother and his family and just about melted πŸ™‚

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We headed down to Oshkosh to my inlaws for my SIL’s high school graduation party…

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We stopped in Eau Claire for the night to break up the drive and Logan worked from there…

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then onto Oshkosh for a long weekend!

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We enjoyed queso while sitting with Mimi..

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and seeing her Aunties and Uncle Tanner.

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If you’re new around here, Logan and I met at UWEC so we were stoked to all represent and see our little girl wearing it too! πŸ™‚

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And then we celebrated Auntie Cam’s graduation!

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We played outside some more…

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and mastered the art of crawling!

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We went on just a few walks…

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and really liked eating some strawberries and foods again!

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Magnolia turned 7 months already somehow!!

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Then we headed back to EC for a weekend to spend time with Grandma (my Mom) while Logan was in a golf tournament!

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We went to one of my favorite wineries and they had a small animal area and Magnolia was in heaven!

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I’ve never seen her giggle so hard at just the llama eating (y’all, that was it! It didn’t move otherwise and she couldn’t stop laughing!) and everyone around was looking and smiling/laughing at how sweet she was!

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Always Sophie!

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She really has the BEST smile around πŸ™‚

She was REALLY excited to see Daddy after golf (as usual!).

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And Logan and I snuck away for a quick dinner featuring margaritas and queso! It was our first time without Magnolia (since the hockey game at 3 months) and even though she was with my Mom and in great hands, I still checked in and we were only gone about 40 minutes max….

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Poor Logan was ready to stay for a bit but I was ready to get back to Magnolia and bath time πŸ™‚

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Logan finished up his golf tournament and we spent time at the park before heading to Great Grandmas for a little bit!

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We saw Uncle Alex a little bit more this month.

And I worked on my photography and editing skills πŸ™‚

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And Magnolia made Logan a late “Daddy’s Day” present so we could have more than 1 hole πŸ™‚

img_4645-2And that sums up the busy month!

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If you’re still reading then props to you!! This was a long one but I think we’re finally caught up in the lives of us!

Now let’s do some more fun posts πŸ™‚

What fun thing did you do in July?!

aKristi

Weekend Whereabouts!

It’s already Monday, y’all!

But thankfully, I have a short work week this week since we have the State Fair on Friday with my in-laws for our annual tradition!

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My weekend recap starts back on Thursday! I had originally asked off work for a trip with Logan’s family that didn’t end up working out; but I kept it off anyway because it’s basically the last week of summer and I only have so many with Magnolia Kate!

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We started our weekend off with our first trip to the zoo…

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She thought the orangutan was just so silly!Β 

Magnolia LOVED seeing the llama and pony at the winery last month (you’ll see that recap Wednesday!) so I thought she’d be ALLLL about the animals at the zoo!

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Trying one of Mama’s favorite snacks – a giant pretzel! I’m a sucker for any concession areas! πŸ™‚

Mom fail because it was SO busy with “kid groups” (it’s the end of summer so I’m sure?!) so it was hard to get Magnolia close enough to see the animals!

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But she sure was excited about seeing all the kids πŸ™‚ Ha! Ever since daycare, she LOVES seeing kids!! She lets out squeals and giggles with kicks when she sees any!

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Lots of selfies today since Daddy had to work!

We ended the night with Magnolia Kate’s first Packer game (she was asleep the last preseason game!).

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She recently started wanting to touch the dogs especially their tails…. here she is testing their patience (thankfully they’re SO good with her!!)…

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And giggling SO hard when I tell her “No”… before she went back for Destin’s tail.. we may be in trouble! Ha!

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She looked so sweet with her Packers onesie!

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Our little Packer fan πŸ™‚

If you can remember, Logan finished the basement back in January and hung the tv in February (the one he bought on Black Friday)Β  but we FINALLY just decided on and got our couch about a week ago so we’ve been enjoying the area!

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She LOVES having a sectional to crawl all over!

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Friday was a little bit more laid back with Magnolia’s first lunch date to Olive Garden with Jess!

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She is sure her Mama’s girl…. loving on those breadsticks!

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Then we met Daddy for a quick margarita before he headed to the golf course!

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Saturday was a big day for us – we headed to Chetek, WI for a day on the lake with my family!

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Gah she’s just the cutest thing!

We weren’t sure that Magnolia would enjoy the boat or even last an hour so we were a bit worried that the longer drive wouldn’t be worth it but guys…

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I’m pretty sure she tried every snack she could while on there! Ha!

she did SO well and loved the boat! The more waves the better for her!

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My little niece!

We were missing two of my nieces (Trinity and Sydney) and it makes me so sad when we get together without them! 😦

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We all just hung out on the boat and rode around a few hours…

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before docking at the sandbar! Surprisingly, Logan was the first to jump in!

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And again… we weren’t sure Magnolia would like the water much but she was such a fishy! She loved being in this floaty and would kick her feet with excitement (especially if she went over a wave!).

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She kept laying in her head on it too and we all thought she might actually fall asleep!

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No such luck… she was also on a no bottle strike as usual….

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She loved being able to crawl ALL over the pontoon and get into everyone’s snacks πŸ™‚

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Nora was also VERY into trying everyone’s snacks πŸ™‚

She’s the only baby I know that is happiest when she doesn’t eat!?! Ugh, it’ll be nice to be done with those in a few months!

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Goodness, my niece is OBSESSED with Grandma but thankfully she was such a good little sharer with Magnolia!

Before we headed out, Logan and my sister did some water skiing on my Uncle’s boat and shockingly enough, both were able to get up after 10+ years!

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Magnolia zonked out almost immediately when we got in the car!

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Enjoying ALL the strawberries – Ha ha!

Yesterday, we just ran a few errands (Costco, Target) and enjoyed a quick lunch at Dino’s Greek Mediterranean.

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Magnolia sure enjoyed the fries and all the seasonings!

Every day is something new with Magnolia and I’m loving all of it! I’m so excited for her to do the fair with us this year – I think she’ll love the people watching and trying some foods!

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I’m sharing what our July looked like on Wednesday and then we’ll be all caught up finally!

aKristi

 

 

My birthday + June happenings!

Like I said on Monday… I want to document Magnolia’s life for ourselves (I can’t tell you how fun it is when I look back at blog posts and see what we were doing random weekends!) so I’m going back a little bit… grab some coffee or wine – there’s a lot of pictures!

It was my golden birthday this year so we decided to both take off work and spend the day together with Ms. Magnolia Kate!

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We headed to the arboretum with a picnic and looked at all the gorgeous flowers!

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It was the first day that was almost 90 degrees (and we had a barely 5 month old!) so we tried to do our best to keep her cool and keep her on nap schedule!

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It was such a simple day but so perfect too because we finally had our little girl and I was with the people who matter most!

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The next day, I headed on over to my brother’s to celebrate a little bit with my Mom and my brother’s family.

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We went on a longer walk and just hung out (and grilled out).Β  It was nice to be able to relax outside a bit.

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We finished the night with the park (Magnolia’s first time on the swings!) and ice cream at Selmas!

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Magnolia and I both got sick with the flu this month… at the same time! ugh! Talk about rough!

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Magnolia enjoyed her first time in her little “splash pad pool”.

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And we took our first official walk to the park as a family!

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Logan’s not a big walker (I mean he doesnt quite enjoy going on walks a lot around the neighborhood) so don’t let this fool you in thinking we go all the time! Ha!

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Logan went on his first work trip to Denver so we were solo girls for a few days!

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My brother, SIL and niece came over to keep us company one night!

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She was definitely ready to see Daddy after those three days!

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She learned how to crawl backwards in June and was getting ready to move forward!

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Donuts with Dad at daycare!

We celebrated Logan’s first Father’s Day with a trip to the outlet mall…

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and play time outside!

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Did I mention she likes to be outside?! πŸ™‚

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We had our first girl’s brunch out and she did GREAT!

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We went to our first Strawberry Festival and Magnolia LOVED the strawberries!

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First time she tried them and she was hooked!

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She wore some cute outfits…

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And even decided she might want to be Daddy’s Caddy!

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We made a road trip to Eau Claire for a night to be with the girls!

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How is my first niece going to be 17 next month?!?!

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And this niece be in high school?!

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It’s so special to me that we have these memories for Magnolia with her great grandparents! Even if she won’t remember them all, I hope she has TONS in the many years to come!

Magnolia sat in a “public” high chair for the first time at the mall!

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And rode in her first cart as a big girl!

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She was obsessed!! I mean, literally squealing with excitement that people kept staring and smiling!

Magnolia turned SIX months in June and i’m amazed at everything she has learned to do!

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Goodness, this was a good month! I wasn’t thinking we did a ton when I thought back but wow, we were busy!

Onto the next month…. πŸ˜‰

aKristi

 

6th Annual Crawfish Boil

My goodness.. I haven’t written a blog post since May?! I thought I was starting back out but apparently not!

Logan asked me why I hadn’t posted one in so long on Friday (I didn’t realize it had been THAT long!) and I said “what do I have to write about?! I’m in a slump and my life is Magnolia Kate right now” but then he reminded me that the reason I started this blog was to document our lives through pregnancy and a baby – even if that came a bit later!

So I think I’m back… and ready to document for ourselves things we’ve been doing with Magnolia and her growth! She’s beyond amazing (can I say that enough?!) and I want to remember it all!

Now onto our weekend.. we hosted our annual crawfish boil and it was Magnolias first!

Last year, we celebrated “Baby G” with a crawlfish boil/diaper party and this year, she was the “Belle of the Boil” of course!

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We lucked out this year and had rain all day (I think it was the first year it actually rained) so most people hung in the garage and driveway.

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Magnolia’s first boil! Y’all she WANTED to eat the shrimp and crawfish! She kept opening her mouth when I’d eat it πŸ™‚ Sweet girl, maybe next year!

We have had the same group of people at our crawfish boil’s and it’s just funny to see things change over the year!

Our very first boil, Logan proposed and there were only 2 kids there and now, there were 7 babies ages 1 and under alone!

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Magnolia’s a huge fan of babies and kids ever since she started daycare so she was totally content just watching them all (and trying to crawl into their carseats with them and hold their hands :)).

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Sweet baby Coco – Magnolia kept trying to hold her hand! Be still my heart ❀

I’ve had questions how we do it and this is how…. Logan! Ha! He orders the crawfish from Louisiana and it’s delivered a day before the boil and he mans everything and boils it while we all mingle/eat apps/have drinks!

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This is our sweet Godson, Sully who just turned a year old! They were so cute together!

Everyone joked that we’ll need a bounce house next year with all the kids!

I’m not gonna lie though… it was our first “big event” with just us two and Magnolia and it was a lot of work! We had all of our families at the boil last year and this year, no one was able to make it so it was a little bit of work! It also was a little harder since Logan was busy with the boil so i’d have to remind myself “oh shoot, when did she eat last?!!?” We definitely learned that we’ll need more help this year!

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Magnolia just loves her some Gayle time πŸ™‚

I was shocked though – Magnolia was awake for almost 6 hours by the time she fell asleep for the night and she was SO good!! She really went to anyone, as long as she could see Mama or Daddy and we had NO meltdowns! That’s a huge win!

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And she loves Jess πŸ™‚

Logan does 2 batches every time and it’s enough to make sure everyone is good and full!

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Everyone hung around for a bit and it’s a little different as the years go… everyone was gone by 7:30 and the boil started around 4.Β  Gone are the days that we stay up and have drinks for days with everyone! But honestly, it was my favorite year so far!

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This month, marked 9 years of living in Minnesota and we really love our tribe! None of us live by each other unfortunately (meaning we’re all about 30 mins apart so not too far), but it’s always so great when we get together!

And look at this…. at my cookie exchange in December…

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We thought only 4 of us were pregnant…

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But turns out there were over half of us pregnant! It’s fun to see so many little ones (missing Katie and her little guy who came a little later!).Β  See why we might be needing a bounce house next year?!

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And it’s funny to think that all three of us were pregnant in this picture from last year (they were in very early stages and hadn’t quite made the announcements yet) and now this year…

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Our good friends stayed theΒ  night since they were from out of town and it’s so sweet to see these two “playing” together!

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Best we could do with them always on the move! πŸ™‚

Yesterday, we just relaxed, cleaned and relaxed! Sweet Magnolia Kate was very happy to not be held and to be able to crawl allllll over all her toys!

We’ve been so busy on weekends lately and it’s not slowing down until end of September so we’re trying to soak in the “stay home” days and just relax!

Have a fabulous Monday!

aKristi

My First Mother’s Day + Life Lately!

Happy Tuesday!

I swear this year is FLYING by! It’s just crazy to me that it’s already mid-May and summer is finally almost here! I can’t wait to actually have consistent warm weather and be able to go outside in the AM for daycare and not wear a jacket!

My first Mother’s Day was Sunday and it was the perfect day! Logan had been asking for a few weeks, what I’d like to do and honestly… the only thing that mattered to me was hanging with my best girl, Magnolia πŸ™‚ I’m sure there will come a day when I just want a break and some “me” time but that hasn’t happened yet so I was excited to be with her all day!

We ran a few errands on Saturday while Logan hit the driving range and for the very FIRST time, Magnolia slept through the errands! She actually slept in her carseat when I transferred her from the car to the stroller then back to the car!

I legit, felt like a magician because how did that happen?!

We just hung out the rest of the evening and binge watched the Walking Dead.Β  We were on season 6 or 7 MANY years ago when it first came out but then we stopped watching it and we’re re-watching it! We’ll see if we make it past where we were before since it’s finally nice outside and we can be outside!

Sunday morning, Logan went out and got me donuts (my favorite!) and some Starbucks to start our day πŸ™‚

We played for a while with Ms. Magnolia before getting ready and heading to Costco for some flowers!

Side note: I never get flowers from Costco but Logan went on Saturday and said they had great deals so we checked it out!

We ran to Menards for a few more outdoor things and then to lunch for a margarita and queso on the patio!

Again.. I don’t know who this sweet child was but Ms. Magnolia Kate was SO good! She didn’t cry at all and actually enjoyed watching everyone at the restaurant! She was so cute and I’m pretty sure we had everyone staring at us since we were matching πŸ™‚

Logan was mildly embarassed that we were matching and in Lilly! He was reminding me that in Minnesota (and Wisconsin), people don’t wear such bright outfits! Ha!

After that, we headed home to get Magnolia down for a nap and we did some lawn work!

We ended the day with a family trip to Dairy Queen for blizzards (dogs included!). It was just perfect for me πŸ™‚

Life Lately!

Last weekend was busy but fun! We finally had an almost 70 degree day and while Logan took advantage of it golfing (would you expect any less?!), I headed to Stillwater to spend Saturday with my family!

I started the day with one more coffee date with Ashton before her little one is here so so soon! I’m talking less than a week!

Then we did some spring cleaning at home and Magnolia actually let me wear her briefly! She was so confused about what was going on but didn’t cry so i’ll call that a win!

She just always wants to look out and see what’s going on so I’m sure it helped that she wasn’t just facing me! Such a big girl!

Magnolia and I headed for Stillwater to meet up with my family for a bit!

We walked downtown….

enjoyed some chocolates from the candy store and then found a cute patio with some wood fire pizza!

It was perfect because it was shielded with a pergola so Magnolia was covered and not in the complete sun!

I had sunscreen on her but I’m always nervous I missed an area and would hate to see her get a sunburn!

My little niece, Nora played and played as well – it was enclosed (and we were the only people there since it was an off time) so it was perfect to get some of her energy out.

She’s so funny. Notice, my sister in law holding Magnolia and Nora on the ground crying since she noticed she was holding her πŸ™‚ Haha! She didn’t care that she wasn’t playing with Anne while my brother chased her but as soon as Anne held Magnolia, it was over for her!

Sunday involved ANOTHER Urgent Care visit for Magnolia since she had diarrhea for over a week.Β  After having 3 diapers the day before and 4 that morning, we headed to make sure all was good! One of the kids in her daycare was sick the previous weekend with a stomach virus and diarrhea but when I called the nurse line earlier in the week, they weren’t concerned with her symptoms.

Thankfully, she was acting her normal crazy and happy self so the doctor wasn’t too worried.Β  We started her on the sensitive formula, per the doctor for a week before we can start reintroducing her regular formula back.Β  I think we FINALLY got it under wraps, 2 weeks later 😦

Poor girl!

We spent the rest of the day playing and back to her regular schedule.

Our days normally consist of playing when she gets home from daycare and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Ever since she started daycare, we are SO intentional with our time with her since it’s limited!

I can’t believe how big she’s getting and pretty soon, she’ll be moving all around so we’re trying to soak it all in!

Well, that’s life lately around here!

aKristi

 

 

Weekend Happenings

Happy Friday!!

This has been the longest week ever, I swear! Magnolia hasn’t been feeling the best since a a few kids at daycare had a stomach virus but I’m hoping she’s on the mend finally!

I never shared about our weekend last weekend and since I’m all about documenting things, here it is!

Friday night, we met some friends for dinner! Queso and a margarita.. my favorite!

When I met ashton two years ago, we were in the thick of infertility. I had miscarried and was waiting for the “year of trying” again to come to an end so we could finally get some testing done! Her and her husband were kind of in the same boat so it was nice to have a friend who was going through it all at the same time!

After all the frustrations and heartache, we have Magnolia and she’s about to welcome their baby any day now!

The weather Saturday was just kinda eh.. chilly and overcast as usual (at least it wasn’t snow, right?! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ) so we just kinda hung out all day!

My in-laws were in town, including my brother and sister in law as well which is always nice!

It was great to catch up since we don’t see them as often and they loved seeing Magnolia!

Sunday, we were finally able to meet Baby Kinley! She is such an amazing little one!

She was born at 32.5 weeks and agewise is only 5 weeks younger than Magnolia but what a cute little peanut!

We are all SO thankful she’s such a strong little one and at home now!

That was our weekend! It’s been so busy the last 4-5 weekends that it’ll be nice to relax a little for this one! And we’re hoping Magnolia Kate is on the mend and feeling a lot better!

And I’ll leave you with this for the people who didn’t see it over on Instagram! Mine and Logan’s baby picture with Magnolia! My goodness, she’s sweet!

Have a great Friday!!

Kristi

Magnolia Kate is FOUR months old!

You are a third of a year old and I’m in total disbelief! I’ve never had time go as fast as it has these last 4 months! I swear, I blink and you’re doing something new or learning something new!

This is a crazy long post since I’m WAY behind but I’ll be making sure to do these monthly again! So I can look back and remember always πŸ™‚

{Two Months}

We cuddled a lot this month as you were navigating into being a big two month old!

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We had our first big roadtrip as Mama and Magnolia πŸ™‚ We headed to Eau Claire for a night with Grandma and Great Grandma!

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You didn’t love the car ride and decided to scream the last 45 minutes to Eau Claire but were such a gem while at Grandma’s overnight!

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You became more content this month and decided you kinda liked your bouncer and looking at the hanging toys!

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You continued to LOVE tummy time and can hold your head up SO well!

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You still REALLY enjoy your time on the ball!

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We went on our first Costco trip as a family – you didn’t love it though and ended up throwing up on yourself 😦

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We celebrated Valentine’s Day and you might have gotten a Valentine or two πŸ™‚

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You went to your first big Golf show that Daddy loves so much! I think he’ll be getting you some clubs there next year already!

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And you had Auntie Dee and Marcus visit you because they missed you oh so much!

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We also did your first trip to Bingo and you were Auntie Dee’s good luck charm!

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You also found your voice this month and learned that you LOVE to hear yourself talk! We love it too!

We had our first Mexican lunch date with Jess and you made us work for it! Jess did lunges for you most of lunch just to make you happy!

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You had your first big day with Daddy while Mama went to a baby shower – and you did so good!

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We also went on our first Target run which was the first time Mama took you somewhere by herself so we had to document that with a photo πŸ™‚

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{Three Months!}

This was a big month for you! You started pulling toys down and trying to hold onto things!

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Grandpa and Janean visited you for the first time and you LOVED it! No tears for you πŸ™‚

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Even Grandpa enjoyed holding you!

We had our first appetizers and brunch with the girls – and let’s just say… you were a peach for a little bit but then you got HANGRY and refused to eat – oh yeah you started your weird not eating thing this month too! 😦

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You found your hands and you can’t keep them out of your mouth! Which makes for some gross smelling formula hands if we don’t clean them ASAP!

You went on a REALLY long car ride to visit your Daddy’s family and Mama’s side too!

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The car ride wasn’t fun but once we were there, you were so good!

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You got your first cold this month too – right before our trip to Wisconsin and you were SO congested! Poor thing!

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We started to get your smiles on camera this month too! You have the BEST smile!

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We visited Mama’s work this month and you were able to meet Mama’s coworkers. You did pretty good for a while but then got pretty upset but I’m sure it was because you realized Mama was going back to work and you’d be headed for daycare soon enough!

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Mama and Daddy had our first date night to a hockey game while you hung out with Auntie Gayle. You didn’t love it but we made sure to rush home for bath time and bedtime! I also vowed that we don’t need any date nights again any time soon πŸ™‚

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We also made our first trip to the Doctor (sans a baby well check up) because your left eye was full of goop! The doctor’s were concerned but after seeing you, they figured it was just a blocked tear duct. Thankfully, it went away after a few days!

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We visited daycare this month and you met your teachers. Mama cried quite a bit (and we weren’t even dropping you off yet!) when you gave your pouty lip.

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We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and you looked so cute in your pretty outfit and bow!

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You still really LOVE to kick and do so anytime you can!

Our yoga ball broke this month but you showed us that you didn’t really need it anymore! Rocking in your nursery helped us BIG time!

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You rolled over from tummy to back for the first time (March 22) and showed us that you are beyond determined for the next thing!

Your Uncle Alex, Auntie Anne and Cousin Nora came to visit you for our first NICE day outside! We played and played and finished the day with a walk πŸ™‚

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We matched for the first time this month in Lilly Pulitzer – and your obsession with their clothes begins!

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You grew SO much this month and we’re beyond blessed to be your parents!

{Going into Four Months}

You started giggling more this month and it’s the CUTEST thing we’ve ever heard! You think Daddy’s really funny!

You still love to tell us stories and all about your day!

We had our first Mommy and Me Event and we made the sweetest Easter plate with your little toes! I can’t wait for more of these!

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Your Papa Jay, Shari and Auntie Cam visited this month for a few days and you loved showing them how you can roll over like a big girl!

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You went in your jumper table for the first time this month and somehow grew overnight to touch your feet to the ground!

You started daycare this month and after a few rough days, you’re a rockstar with your teachers and the other kids! We enjoy all the pictures we see of you learning so much! πŸ™‚

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You even sent Mama flowers your first day at daycare because it was a rough rough few days for Mama!

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You still LOVE music and love to hear us sing to you! Your current favorite is “Happy and you know it!” and it just makes you smile smile smile!

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We finally finished your nursery this month to add the girly Magnolia Kate touches it needed and we love it!

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We celebrated your transfer day and couldn’t believe it had been a year since you were put inside me!

You rolled from back to tummy this month and are obsessed with doing it anytime you are laying down! Once you get onto your tummy, you swim swim swim and want to move already! Constantly grabbing at things to try to pull yourself further!

You are sitting up so good this month unassisted! Not 100% but I think by month 5, you’ll be sitting up all by yourself! You don’t like to sit back or lay back anymore – you’re constantly trying to sit up!

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We had our first snow day with daycare this year (we didn’t know that could happen!) and we enjoyed a day of playing and snuggling instead!

We went to LaCrosse to visit your friends Sully and Preston and while it wasn’t your best day ever, we were so happy they could all meet you!

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We had your first urgent care visit this month and found out you had a double ear infection, sweet girl!

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We went to see the Easter Bunny this month and you did SO good! No tears at all and we even got a little smile out of you πŸ™‚ We can’t wait to have you visit Santa!

We went to Chetek for Easter this month and you met all of your cousins/great aunts/uncles on Mama’s side.

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It was our first FULL day outside and you did amazing! No tears or meltdowns at all!

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You got FOUR Easter Baskets this month – so many!

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And you found your Easter basket from Great Grandma Marilyn!

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Grandma had a little shower to welcome you, Baby Girl with our family and you got the cutest gifts! I can’t wait until the weather stays nice for you to wear them all!

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We celebrated Easter Sunday at home with Mama and Daddy and you matched with Mama πŸ™‚

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You are loved baby girl, more than you will ever know! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for us with you – you are just incredible!

aKristi

 

 

Mommy and Me Outfits!

I asked and y’all responded.. you want to see more Mommy and Me outfits and trust me.. I have only about 20 in our closet as we speak πŸ™‚

We matched for Easter…

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And our dresses are from Old Navy – mine is on sale for $11.88 today BUT I got it for $3.99 on our clearance rack so double check there if you have one near you! Magnolia‘s is $7 but they always run deals on hers lately, I’ve noticed! There’s also a cute top that could match her dress perfectly too, that’s under $10!

Another favorite is from Old Navy and it’s the same dress for Magnolia but in black!

I didn’t know if this top would be TOO flattering on me with my larger chest but it actually is super cute! And it’s under $10 so mommy and me outfits for under $20 total?! WIN!

Lilly Pulitzer is HUGE for mommy and me pieces but I’m going to be honest… I have a hard time paying full price!

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I stocked up during the last sale (their after party sales are usually in August and January!) and now, Magnolia and I have 7 mommy and me outfits that I’m dying to put her in this summer!

However, if regular price Lilly is in your budget, I’m loving these prints for Mommy and Baby!

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Y’all, I’m all about a good deal – my dress is comfy and I love the contrast between stripes and gingham and little Miss‘ is $6! My version also comes in a top that looks really flattering!

A girlfriend told me about this line at Belk and I’ve been obsessed ever since!

Isn’t the dress for Magnolia just the sweetest and I love this top for myself!

All of these outfits come in toddler and girl sizes too so if you have a little one older than Magnolias age, you could still match!

To be honest, you don’t even have to have a little one to match to wear any of these either! I just love the prints and prices that they’d all be great for spring and summer!

Let me know if you have some mommy and me outfits you’ve been wearing (or wore in the past!) because I’m always looking for more, if that’s possible! 🀣

Kristi

 

Weekend Happenings – Easter Weekend!

Happy Monday!

My goodness, the weekends just fly by now! They were quick before but now with a little one and work, they really go quick! We had a busy weekend again traveling and it was A LOT easier this time. Especially with Magnolia on the mend from her double ear infection.

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I enjoyed a milkshake Friday to celebrate windows down weather on my lunch!

We relaxed Friday night with little girl for our last meatless Friday of the year! I baked those Special K Bars and Sprinkled Rice Krispy Treats for Easter the next day.

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We took our time getting ready on Saturday morning before heading over to my Aunt and Uncle’s house in Wisconsin to celebrate Easter! We used to go back and forth between my grandparents (when I was real little) on Easter Sunday which made it hard sharing the time so my Grandma on my Mom’s side, switched Easter to Saturday so we could have more time and it’s been that way ever since!

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Our first day out in matching clothes! Love this more than you can know ❀

My Grandma was in the hospital this past week and is now in a nursing home while she heals – if you could send some prayers her way, that would be wonderful πŸ™‚ We’re hoping for a speedy recovery and to get her back home soon!

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We were SO fortunate to have a sunny beautiful day in the 70’s on Saturday so we could spend the whole day outside!

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Magnolia and Auntie Anne!

It was just beautiful and I think Magnolia didn’t know what to do with herself since she hasn’t actually been outside outside a whole lot!

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With Grandma and her Easter basket from Great Grandma!

My Grandma and my Mom made sure Magnolia had an Easter basket – and like all the little kiddos there, she had to go find hers from my Grandma πŸ™‚

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How cute is my little niece, Nora?!

After all the kids found their Easter baskets and Easter eggs, we played a game of Kickball (which has become a tradition) and just enjoyed the weather!

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And my big nieces! Can’t believe they’re getting so old!

It was so great to be with my family and spend time with my nieces (and siblings!).

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She was just SO happy all day! πŸ™‚

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With her oldest cousin, Trinity!

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And so cute, with Sydney!

Magnolia had never met this side of the family so we were excited for her to greet everyone!

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Too funny! I’ve never seen someone get so upset that Grandma was holding another little one! Nora was crazy about her Grandma on Saturday πŸ™‚ And so jealous anytime she’d hold Magnolia!

And y’all.. she did SO good! Not ONE meltdown and no crying! She napped when I took a walk with her in the stroller (covered with her sound machine) and she just was so sweet!

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Her Easter basket from my Mom! So sweet that it noted her 1st Easter!

My Mom also surprised me with a little shower for Magnolia since she wasn’t able to have one while I was pregnant (mainly because all of our weekends filled up too quickly!).

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Magnolia was definitely covered up from the sun πŸ™‚

Everyone got us the cutest clothes for Magnolia. I’m talking all the neon and flamingo prints!

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Just a FRACTION of the stuff they got her! Seriously, so cute!

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We headed back later that day and celebrated Easter Sunday at our home, just the three of us!

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We sure got A LOT of sun on Saturday. And we all might have forgotten the sunscreen. #rookiemistake

Logan started his morning off with his first round of golf of the season while Magnolia and I facetimed with my Dad and Janean, Alex, Anne and Nora and wished them all a Happy Easter!

Oh wait… Magnolia may have found her Easter basket from the Easter bunny at home and there was also a gift from her Grandpa and Janean she got to open!

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Logan put in the ham in the oven before he left that morning so it was set to eat when he got home! We made a little Easter lunch with potatoes, zucchini au gratin and ham!

Y’all… I bought this Lilly dress when I was pregnant the first time. We had just found out and it was the Lilly sale (which as you know, only happens twice a year) so I thought I’d buy a few pieces on the off chance that the baby was a girl.

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We lost that baby a number of weeks later and I didn’t know if I’d bring the few pieces out with our next one or if those would stay in the box with the other few things that we had for the first baby. After we had Magnolia, I knew that she would shine in these pieces that were meant for what would have been her big sister – and I was right. I’m so glad I have these still and that Magnolia will wear them πŸ™‚ It reminds me of how blessed we truly are to have her!

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I waited for YEARS to be able to match my little girl and now that she’s here, I can’t stop! Dream to match in these Lilly dresses πŸ™‚

We just hung out (we didn’t do church this weekend since we went last Saturday and figured it was a long day for M the day before) and spent a little bit of time outside and just relaxing for a busy work week!

How was your Easter weekend? Do you celebrate big with your family or keep it more intimate at home?

aKristi

 

 

 

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday!

Three blog posts in ONE week?! Woah, who am I?! Its been forever since I’ve shared any favorites so thought it was time πŸ™‚

It’s Easter this weekend so a few of these are Easter favorites, of course! It’s the first “big” holiday since having Magnolia and I can’t wait to celebrate! Yes, we celebrated Valentine’s Day… and she dressed up cute for St. Patrick’s Day but Easter?! This is a bigger one for her! We’re headed to Chetek to celebrate with my family tomorrow then we’ll celebrate with our little family on Sunday! It’ll be so much fun!

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Magnolia’s Easter Basket! I ordered this basket back in January I think?! It’s simple and little which will work for her in years to come!

I’ve included 2 books, a bunny rattle, stuffed animal, hair bows (naturally!) and some empty Easter eggs! I can’t wait until next year when we can dye Easter eggs and have her help!

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Daycare teacher gifts!

I shared these over on Instagram and what all was included in them but her teachers are a favorite this week! I had such a hard time bringing her the first few days but they are so sweet with her and I know they love having her! They have made it so much easier dropping her off every day!

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Old Navy has been having crazy great deals lately and I somehow got all of these items for her, PLUS a matching top for me for only $40!

How cute are these matching dresses (mine was only $3.99 and hers was only $6!).

Here’s the matching top with her matching dress πŸ™‚ My gosh, we’ll be matching all summer long!

Now, if we’d have warm enough days for all these cute pieces!

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This Easter trail mix?! Obsesseddddddd! Do yourself a favor and stock up before Easter is over Sunday!

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This little girl of ours has been rolling around lately and loving it! I laid her on her back on the mat, went to get her a bottle and came back to this…

What?! Not just rolled over but turned 180 degrees as well! Now, she’s just loving rolling around! How is she getting so big?!

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I finally shared about our weekend on the blog and visiting with good friends!

Check it all out over here!

What are your plans for Easter? Do you celebrate big or keep it small? What did you add in your kiddo’s Easter Baskets if you do those? I will need ideas for years to come! πŸ™‚

If you need a quick dessert to bring for Easter, these are what I’m making and LOVE!

Have a fabulous Friday!

aKristi