September 4, 2009

The Winter of Scarves and Cowls

I have decided that since I chopped all my hair off (it's boy short), this winter is going to be officially known as: The Winter of Scarves and Cowls for me. I have just discovered the fabulousness of cowls and I feel the need to add some to my wardrobe. I know someone who is an amazing knitter...I wonder if I could convince her to make me one? Wink, wink.

Here are some (from Etsy, of course!) that I am particularly enamored with...


September 2, 2009

Last days of summer...

Summer is almost over and we are trying to enjoy each and every last moment. This means:

:: organic heirloom tomato and cucumber salad almost every day - we have A LOT of veggies to eat thanks to our CSA - Turnip Rock

:: celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary - can you believe we bought each other the same card AND the same gift!? So, so weird, right?

:: sleeping with open windows during the cool evenings - isn't this heavenly?

:: painting future masterpieces


:: mastering the art of riding a trike


:: finding bugs with a magnifying glass


:: making new friends at daycare - Eliot is loving his new home away from home and we love it, too! Thank you for being so fabulous in every way, Willow & Sprout!

:: and finally, camping, which was a huge hit for the whole family!

We had hoped to camp for three nights and four days, but because of the weather (torrential rain) we ended up camping for two nights and three days. I could have stayed for weeks. It was so fun. I love sleeping in a tent and cooking over a fire. I love being able to see all the stars at night and listening to the crickets as you fall asleep. It was so much fun to watch Eliot explore nature and spend all day every day outside. He was in seventh heaven. One of the days, we cleaned ourselves up a bit and headed over to the Schell's Brewery in New Ulm for a tour. They have incredibly yummy beer and scary statues of deer.

My own camp chair:


Hangin' out with cousin Behr:


Mud puddle adventures:



A nature walk:







The very scary deer:


I love watermelon!

August 13, 2009

Five years...

Today, I've been married to Jason for five years and I can't believe how fast those five years have gone. It feels like yesterday that I stood on a beach with him and promised forever. I've been trying to find the words to express how I feel about being married to him, but it all seems very cliche when I write it down. So, I'll keep it simple. I love him more and more every day. He is my best friend, my personal comedian, my shoulder to cry on, my butler (on most days), my lover, my everything. I feel so blessed to have this man in my life and I cherish our relationship.

I love you, Jason! Happy Anniversary!


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