Father’s Day Weekend: Photo wrap up.

fathers day

This weekend we celebrated Fathers Day with our favorite handsome engineer. We started the weekend with an assortment of handmade cards and pictures from the kids like this portrait of Dan drawn by MM and a few goodies from ThinkGeek.com.


Saturday we all went to Devils Lake State Park with some friends. We had a picnic lunch, played at the beach and Dan and his bestie (and bestie’s wife) even went rock climbing! I am not ashamed to say that I was grateful linger at the beach with the kids while they went on that adventure!


Sunday was spent in Green Bay with more good friends. We went to Bay Beach Amusement Park again and rode trains, planes and merry go rounds. The weather was windy and threatened to rain all morning until eventually it did rain – but we managed to run to the van before it started and stayed dry.


BB and I took lots of selfies together on all the rides we went on. She loved the merry go round, train and helicopter ride but we both agreed the ferris wheel was a little too fast. Poor BB got sick on the drive back to our friend’s parent’s house but luckily bounced back quickly. We finished the day with brats, hot dogs, birthday cupcakes for BB’s bestie who is turning 4 in a couple days.


Meanwhile, the dog had a blast at his favorite doggy hotel. We picked him up this morning and he was freshly bathed, happy and thrilled to see us. MM was in his glory on the ride home as his puppy cuddled in his lap on the whole ride home (mostly because it’s the only way they all fit in the backseat, but still adorable).

How was your weekend?

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Twitterature June 2014: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy again this month to share a mini book review of the books I’ve read in the past month. This month, the list is pretty darn short as I’ve only finished one book. But it was a REALLY good book, so well worth the time spent reading it.

the kitchen houseThe Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

I think this was a book that will stay with me for a long time. It was slow going at first and the subject matter often kept me up at night dwelling on the potential fate of various characters. I became very attached to the characters after awhile which made the second half of the book fly in comparison to the first, as I became more and more concerned about how it would all end. Fascinating.

Star Rating: ****

Right now I’m reading another book that is taking awhile to finish, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – this one is huge at 755 pages on the kindle edition but really good. Unsurprising since it won the Pulitzer Prize. When I finish that I’ll likely pick up either Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, The One by Kiera Cass or Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

What have you been reading?