Wednesday, August 31, 2016


The Minnesota Zoo currently has a dinosaur exhibit and we absolutely love it! It is $4 per person if you have a membership but so worth the money for something different to see.  And it only goes through Labor Day (this weekend!) so go fast if you haven't made it yet!

I am a huge Jurassic Park nerd so this was right up my alley. :) Of course I had to dress for the theme (we have been three times, this was the first, ha!)!

Bradley kept calling this one "Baba". Apparently it looks like Sprinkles? Haha!

Unsure about all of these dinos...

This past week we went with Papa and Grandma! 

And of course we have to visit the goats when we are at the zoo! Bradley's favorite!!

Loving on the goats a little too hard...

If you are local and haven't been yet, make sure to go this weekend before it is extinct! (Had to...) :)

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Raspberry Picking!

We had a fun start to the week because Nate took Monday off of work and we went raspberry picking!

We had never gone before but saw Lorence's Berry Farm at the Prior Lake Farmer's Market and wanted to check it out. It is just south of the cities off of the Elko exit and worth the short drive!

You are assigned an area to pick your raspberries and go to town! 

Bradley was really great at testing the inventory.

And had so much fun with Dada!

Such a fun little morning trip!

The raspberries were super affordable, too. Less than the grocery store and picked ourselves. I made fruit pizza, put raspberries in my lemonade, and ate them plain. I need to go back and get more!

Also, you might have seen the news on Instagram, but I recently became a SAHM/PT WAHM and am loving it! I was struggling so much being away from Bradley and watching him grow up so fast and felt like I was missing out on too much. I'm not sure if it is temporary or forever, but am soaking up our time together either way! I'm so grateful! 

Hope the Sunday night blues aren't hitting you too hard! 

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy 4th!

I can't believe it has been a month since the 4th of July holiday! Last year Bradley was sick, so this year was much more enjoyable! We had a great time at the lake with the family. Getting ready for the lake of course I kept the patriotic outfits coming! :)

My parents always make it so special for the boys (and us) at the lake! Like chairs in their size. :)

Bradley helped Papa get all the inflatables ready!

Can't forget the indoor inflatables, too!

It is exhausting helping Papa.

And Papa has a wagon which is quite possibly Bradley's favorite thing ever!

Then the cousins arrived! Bradley wants to be just like them.

This year Papa got everyone hats! :)

Snuggles with Grandma.

Getting cozy!

Lots of projects.

So happy to be together!

All the cousins!

More family came up and we went to eat at the park. Felt a little bit like this!

My amazing Papa! Love him!

Swinging at the park!


This kid. :)

Everyone loves Papa's wagon!

Per usual, we had to get the vat of cheese curds!

I get a little too excited for these!

The cousins love the big slide!

A little train ride.

Baths are more fun with cousins!

Bradley loves his uncle Jonathan Bradley!

Making the flag pizza!

So many little helpers.

The only pic of Nate? Ha!

We love getting matching family jammies, and this time we got 7 of the 10 of us in them! We got them for my mom for mother's day knowing we would all be at the lake for the 4th. Hard to photograph however. :) 

The SIL and her boys! This is my favorite pic. :)

Say "fireworks!"

Cutie cousins in their jammies.


Boat ride!

Chimi was exhausted from all the mayhem. 

So was Sprinkles. Found her in a bag. :)

We also hit up the beach!

And lots of playgrounds.

We hope everyone had an amazing holiday with family!

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