Sunday, August 31, 2014


Today may or may not have involved tug-of-wars across a mud pit.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


A little zip-line fun on a Saturday afternoon.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


We were invited to spend the day with neighbors at their seasonal site at a nearby resort today. It was a gorgeous day and the girls had a great time on the waterslides! (I did too!)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Two empty kids' beds? That's a happy sight tonight! After a really late night yesterday and yet another busy day (I have hardly had a chance to breathe all summer long), this was perfect timing for the girls to be at a cousin sleepover so I could have a quiet evening.

Monday, August 25, 2014


These girls... Even though we have long stretches in between when we don't get together, when we do it's like no time has passed.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


She scores a 10 for perfect cannonball form!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Tonight on our way to meet friends for dinner, we got caught in quite the downpour. Even under our shared umbrella, I was soaked from head to toe. See the darker parts of my jeans? Yup, drenched. It made for a very uncomfortable dinner (but luckily I had my running capris in the van that I was able to change in to before going mini golfing!).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


This girl. 

Tonight she went to her very first youth group event. I love how grown up she is, yet she feels free to still act silly and childish. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Someone was brilliant when they made a Starburst package with only the pink & red flavors! No more digging around the yellow and orange ones!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Taco salad was the first meal my Mom taught me how to make...maybe that's why it's one of my favorites still to this day.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Some evenings are starting to feel a bit cooler these days. I felt cozy and warm in my new fall cardigan on tonight's walk to the park.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Tonight we stopped for some ice cream while on a family bike ride. Is it just me or are my girls looking way grown up these days???

Friday, August 15, 2014


Today I went on a mini outing to Grand Forks...I left at 1pm and got home at midnight. Too short but it was a blast (with some successful shopping!) and a delicious supper to Paradiso!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Today I went with the shower-and-go-natural-curl look. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Waiting for the show to start! We may have missed the rush seating "cheap night", but Rainbow Stage's production of The Little Mermaid was worth every full price penny! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Tonight I gave the girls their very first French manicures with my fancy Wal-Mart set. [and I realized from this camera angle, their arms - especially Malia's - look really long!!]

Monday, August 11, 2014


I'm playing a Words with Friends game with my (almost) 11 year old daughter. As you can see, we don't have a "let the kids win" mentality in this family.  ;)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


After a really difficult last couple of days, I'm ready for this day to be over and be greeted with a fresh start on Monday morning.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Hard to believe it's already well into August and tonight was our first family bike ride of the summer!

Friday, August 8, 2014


One of the first things I thought when I saw Joelle at camp pick-up today was that I had forgotten how beautiful her face is. I missed it.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Check out my lovely date I had for the entire day! Lunch at Taco Bell, clothes shopping (for her and her MIA sister), a movie complete with popcorn and drinks, more shopping, supper at Montana's and a lovely walk/jog in the evening. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


It's mother/daughter sleepover time to help ease the loneliness she feels with her big sister away at camp.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


One of my aunts - who is a nurse - happened to be at my parents' place for supper tonight when Malia and I were there. Right on the day where Malia was allowed to get her stitches taken out! How convenient. And Malia was super brave!

Monday, August 4, 2014


Happy smiles all around as Joelle finally gets her week at camp with her cousin!

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Enjoying revels on the deck in the middle of a long afternoon water fight [I only took part in the revel-eating, not the water fight].

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Malia enjoying a tube ride on the lake as the sun is setting.

Friday, August 1, 2014


I had sorta been neglecting my flower garden lately. Now I can actually see my plants that were hidden under all of those weeds!