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Jack {2 Years!}
It feels a tiny bit strange to say that Jack is a 2-year-old. The past two years have been a whirlwind of activity and change so it honestly feels like we've gone through at least three or four years, not just two! Luckily for us, we have a cool and calm li...

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2017 Goals {3}
Anyone else find it hard to believe it's the last day of March? It's exciting that we are that much closer to nice, spring weather but it feels so crazy! Time doesn't stop! You can read up on my past 2017 Goals updates here and here . It's really fun to see...

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What's for Dinner {41} - Irish Nachos!
When Gspice came up with a fun date night idea, I started looking up recipes right away. His idea? Irish Night so we could celebrate St. Patrick's Day from the comfort of our own home. I thought it was such a cute idea and found a recipe we just had to try!...

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Jack {21 Months!}
As I start thinking about writing the kids' next update, I always reference the last post or two to see what I wrote last time, to see what might have progressed since then or to reference any other changes. With Jack recently turning T-W-O (how did this ha...

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2017 Goals {2}
To better meet goals, accountability is my friend. It's one of the
only ways I am able to keep up with things but I'm not always great
about finding that accountability. One thing I can do is post some updates! I
feel good about some of the new habits I'...

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I just finished eating one of the new meals I made the other day and HOLY COW . It was soooooooo good. I've been saving these recipes on Facebook for so long and though I'm happy that I've finally started making some, I really should have started sooner. Th...

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2017 Goals {1}
Come January, a lot of people make resolutions. I've tried to do that in the past with very specific goals, but I always have trouble keeping up with them. Regardless of that, I'm going to keep trying! This time, however, I just have some overarching goals ...

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Holiday Cheer 2016 {5} Christmas Card
I meant to post this in 2016 but with sickness comes a need to step away from the blog. Man, being sick sucks! I don't yet feel like I'm on the mend but hope that comes soon enough. It's also not the way I hoped to ring in the new year but here's my one las...

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Holiday Cheer 2016 {4} Holiday Lights Magical Nights
One of the things we look forward to every year is driving through the Holiday Lights display in Decorah put on by Helping Services for Youth & Families . The Pulpit Rock campground is set up each year with TONS of light displays and it stays up from Thanks...

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Holiday Cheer 2016 {3} Family Photos!
When Brittany Todd offered mini sessions in November, I moved quickly to snatch a spot. I even forgot that we had one of Owen's art sessions that day - oops! The weather was a little chilly but it was sunny and beautiful! The boys were such good sports and ...
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