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This happened after just 11 days on the market. If that didn’t throw us for enough of a loop, we then found out we had 35 days to find a house and be out of ours…

Today we’ve got 6 days left. Ahhhh! Sure, finding a new house was easy. The place we chose […]

Nick’s birthday day

Nick’s birthday day was a great day. Since we had family up in Decorah for Homecoming, we went up there to celebrate. We left at 7 in the morning and got up there in time to watch the Homecoming parade. Both kids got lots of candy – which is easy when it’s your great grandparents […]

Happy Birthday Nick!!

What a year it’s been! Since he turned 3 Nick has…

…gone bowling tons of times

…traveled to 10 states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin)

…Learned to ride a two wheeler

…Had a run-in with Santa (I *still* have this picture hanging up on our wall because […]


Weekends are for adventures. At least at our house they are!

This past Sunday after picking Megan up from her first ever sleepover we headed to the apple orchard — a first for our kids!

Nick, Shelley & Megan

We picked apples,

Megan picks an apple

We ate apples

Nick picks an […]


I used to love blood and guts. Nothing fazed me. That’s no longer true and it’s gotten bad enough that this week I had trouble even looking at my own daughter without getting the heebie jeebies. Why?

This. Her tooth was really loose. Then she ate ribs for supper last weekend. And then she ate […]