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365 Project: Week Two

I had to get a little creative this week for photos since it is the middle of January in Wisconsin and that doesn’t leave a lot of available light to shoot in outside and there are only so many shots of Ella in the bathtub that you want to see (or I want to shoot). So, I started packing my camera with me on errands …

Being a tourist in our own city: Blue Harbor Resort

Mike and I promised Hannah we’d take her to Blue Harbor Resort’s Breaker Bay Waterpark for her eighth birthday and had a total mom/dad fail on that as the months ticked by and we never went. So, last night, I decided that a family trip to the waterpark was in order (before Hannah turned nine in March!) and so tonight we packed up the kids …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links!

Well, we made it thru another week! I’ve been battling a cold, which with my already-less-than-ideal immune system has meant for some no-so-fun times the past seven days but I’m managing. I’m super happy to report I’m still on track for my 365 Project and it’s getting to be second nature to pick up the camera and have it with me at all times. I’m …

Project 365: Week 1

Well, I managed to stick with my Project 365 for a whole week (yay me – I think this calls for celebration!). I made it a habit of taking my DSLR with me everywhere and the idea of taking photos of the kids inside my home motivated me to deep clean everything because, let’s face it, who wants to see my messy house? I know …

Something for the Weekend: Inspiration & Fun Links

Well, as promised, I’m back with my Something for the Weekend posts! And you know what guys … I forgot just how much I love making these for you. I come across so many inspiring things during the week, I just hope that something I share with you sparks something in you as it does me! This week we returned home from the cabin and …

Hello! (And a year-end wrap up)

It’s been a while, my friends. I wish I had a good excuse for not being more present in this space, but honestly, life just sort of happened and it got away from me. This has been a rough year with my being sick and recovering and while I’m a great deal better than I was this summer, I’m still not 100 percent. I’m so …

Kohler-Andrea’s Camper’s Halloween in Photos

More Halloween fun! On Saturday night, Mike and I took the girls to Kohler-Andrae State Park for their annual Camper’s Halloween. This is something of a tradition in our family and the girls look forward to it more than trick or treating on Halloween! Ella was a little apprehensive at first, but quickly warmed up when she saw you got candy from strangers! Here’s some …

Bookworm Gardens Trick or Treat: A Photo Essay

This year Mike and I tried something new with the girls – we headed over to Sheboygan’s lovely Bookworm Gardens for their annual trick or treat event, which is held the weekend prior to Halloween. It was so much fun to see the gardens all decorated with lights and everyone dressed in costumes. I’ll let the pictures tell the story…

The UP in pictures

Last weekend we had a chance to head up to our cabin, Mike, the girls and I (and the dog). We enjoyed unseasonably nice weather in the 70s for the end of October. We got to play on the water, enjoy the fall foliage and even take a day trip to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here’s a roundup of our weekend in pictures!

Gastroparesis: An update and a word of caution

Gastroparesis: An update and word of caution

I realize it’s been a little while since I posted about my gastroparesis and how I’m doing. I had something significant happen I wanted to put out there in the hopes that sharing it might prevent the same thing from happening to someone else, or someone who is going through what I went through recognizes this is what is going on with them. After all, …