Saturday, September 27, 2014

ein prosit

When I studied abroad, my college girlfriends and I all traveled from our respective cities to Munich for Oktoberfest. After that weekend, I swore up and down that while it was an enjoyable experience, it was one I never - EVER - needed to have again. Love will make you do crazy things…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

august of love

August 2014:

The month of August was so love-filled I can hardly handle it. We had a blast playing dress up and are honored to have been invited to so many weddings! We celebrated Erin + Paul, Emilie + Stefan, Jenn + Mack, me + Andy, and Jordan + Matt. Sadly, we weren't able to be in San Diego to celebrate Anthony + Casey or in Iowa City to celebrate Tasha + Ben but I'm sure their special days were perfection as well.

flyover states

Fourth of July weekend 2014:

After nearly five years, I was finally able to drag Andy to Iowa for a long weekend to visit my dad and step-mom. Iowa City and the University of Iowa is a super special place in my family. My sister and three step-brothers attended college there, my dad and step mom reconnected there after nearly 30 years apart, we've celebrated birthdays, bridal showers, football wins (and loses), weddings, and much more there. This visit was long overdue.

thirty + six

Early July 2014:

The men in my life have now reached a combined age of 36. I don't know what's crazier - the fact that Andy is 30 or that my little boyfriend, Harry Winston, is 6. Time flies, that's for sure. We were lucky enough to be in the Chicagoland area for Andy's 30th birthday, meaning he got to celebrate (early) with some of his first and oldest friends, and a slew of our favorite family members.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Late June 2014:

I haven't lived in Minnesota for nearly 10 years. Woah. That hurts my heart a bit to say. 10 years is a long time to be away from anywhere but the funny thing is, Minnesota still is and always will be "home." I grew up there, I spent summers in college there, my best friends are there… Minnesota will hold the number one "home" spot in my heart forever. Sorry California.


Mid-June 2014:

One of our first to-dos on this summer of travel was to head east for a very special birthday celebration. Our beloved Ellie "Bucket" turned three in June, so naturally her Godparents and all three sets of grandparents had to fly out for the occasion. It's a funny thing having only one grandchild in the family. At any given point, there were upwards of 10 adults following around a teetering little lady. It was actually ridiculous…

Monday, September 22, 2014

happy fall y'all!

It's really pretty here this time of year. The cold weather, however, I could do without. Here's hoping for an Indian Summer!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

back at it

We've been having way too much fun lately. And by lately, I mean this summer. Which is over. When did that happen? To those who we have been blessed enough to spend time with in person over the last few months - THANK YOU! To those who miss this little corner of our life updates - we're back, so get excited!