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Fall Weekends

I truly love fall weekends. The cool breeze, yet warm sun shining down upon us. This past weekend we enjoyed a fun wedding shower for a to-be sister-in-law, my daughter loved time with friends at a birthday party for a classmate, and we loved dinner with family friends.

We also were able to enjoy an afternoon with great friends and neighbors at the Afton Apple Orchard! Picking Macintosh apples, Enjoying a fantastic playground, and following it up with some dinner and ice cream can’t be beat.

These days I am soaking in the time and energy my kids exude to me, and trying to be present in the moments we are experiencing.

Cheers,

Heidi

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Family Fun over Labor Day Weekend!

GOSH we had a blast this weekend!

Here is a recap of our Family Fun.

Thursday: Vikings pre-season game with the family!

Friday: Picked up the kids from school, showed Dad their classrooms, and we were off to Valley Fair! I was a perfect Friday evening to go – no lines, and beautiful and 75 degrees. There is such a great variety of thrills to mild-fun for the little ones. We also celebrated Addy’s first test in school, with the A-F grading system  – a spelling test in which she got an A+! #proudmomma

Saturday: Enjoyed a morning of food and fun at the fair. Was way too busy to snap any pics! Came home to a lovely nap, went to church, and then grilled out and had a campfire with friends. Perfection!

Sunday: The Apple Orchard (Aamodt’s!) with a childhood friend of Aaron’s, and his family – followed my lunch at Acapulco’s. We were early in the season but still enjoy Apple donuts and some fun pickin’ of Curtland Apples. The kids then went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house in WI for some last-bit-of-summer swimmin’ and a campfire. We got to enjoy a night out to dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday! (Cravings – YUM!)

Monday: Helllooo work day! I love spending Labor Day catching up on fun, R&R, and also some work. Throughout the weekend, I have managed to go through and clean out and purge all of our 4 bathrooms and bedrooms of expired, old, unused items. It was fantastic! Today, Aaron is doing an outdoor fall clean up day, and I am catching up on some work projects along with brunch and a hike with a friend. Maybe we’ll head to see Jason Bourne tonight!

Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you take a moment to enjoy the weather, and the people you are with.

Cheers!

Heidi

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“Extended Family”

To me, family is just a word – it’s a choice for those you love as unconditionally as humans can.

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This past weekend, we got to spend an amazing weekend with our newest family.

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We are so grateful that Cole found such an amazing family to welcome into our crew – the kindness, love, and hospitable spirit – in addition to the pure fun and laughing we will forever-more experience – is just wonderful.

We enjoyed some tubing, skiing, smores, and pontoon riding; and loved every minute of it.

Cheers to the family that we choose.

Heidi

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Family and Adventures

The past few days we enjoyed some bonus time with Aaron’s brother’s family who currently lives out of the country. It was great to catch up, hug, play, laugh – and sadly, cry. They were brought here under less than ideal circumstances, Aaron’s grandma’s death – however we enjoyed teaching the kids about Heaven, together, and spending quality time with family.

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Today, we said good bye to our Nanny for the last year and her son. We will continue to see them in a more babysitting capacity, and love them like family! But it still just won’t be the same.

In addition, Max had his speech class open house! We ran into neighbors who will be attending the same school; and it made me remember how much family extends far beyond blood.

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Cheers to kids growing up, and the people who are along side us for the adventure.

Heidi

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A little Glamping

We headed to camp a little this weekend (or glamp, depending on your definition!) with friends and family, and had an absolute blast. It truly is amazing how when you are in the moment, you are having fun – but the moment those pictures are snapped, it becomes a truly precious memory.

We enjoyed time with my cousin Andrea and her family – which is amazing, as Andrea and I have been camping here for around 30 years together 🙂

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We also had two great family friends/neighbors join us and had a blast. We missed Justin, Lisa, Caleb, and Jacob – but they’ll catch up with the routine when they return from CR!

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Cheers to Moments and Memories, Family and Friends.

Heidi

PS: Jellystone Warrens is a GREAT place for a night or two, or a week! Check it out.

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My Birthday!

Today is my birthday! The big 3-1. I love getting older! I do miss people asking me what grade I am in (which happened until recently), but overall, the mopre ‘adult’ I get, the better life gets!

I love being a mom, wife, friend, business owner, and wanderer.

This weekend we enjoyed paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet-skiing at a family members cabin, and then the four of us headed to church, to see old airplanes, and out to lunch, yesterday! I got in a 2 hour nap and a Barre class with a friend!

Today, it’s a little work and then some swimming with the fam! ❤ What a great life!

Cheers,

Heidi

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Recent Happenings

Vikings Stadium Tour

We enjoyed a Vikings Stadium tour last week, which was a fun excursion on a Friday! Aaron was the most excited, checking out his seats for the year 🙂 The kids had fun eating and in the locker room. SKOL!

Friends

We were blessed with a fun weekend in Southern WI with high school friends. We get together every year, and it truly is such a blessing. We left with our hearts full, wanting to get together more often. And Addy officially has a new BFF 🙂

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My brother got engaged to his lovely soon-to-be-bride last weekend. There is a new joy in my heart I never had before. I love my brother so much, and I truly can not wait to have another Sister as well. So much more to say on this – but I’ll save it for the wedding post ❤

Summer Fun

I have been home a lot more, which has been a blast spending summer time with the kiddos. From working out, to lunches, to orthodontist appointments – I truly love these two. The family also enjoyed a wedding of A’s cousin, which was a blast! My three loves danced the night away.

We have so much fun planned for the rest of August – stay tuned!

Cheers,

Heidi

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