Travel Often

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro

Love Deeply, but Laugh Along the Way

"Happiness is only real when shared." - Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

View Marriage as an Adventure

"Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage." ~Finnish Proverb

Fuel your body with GOOD (It's the only one you get)

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb

Open your Soul to Motherhood

A Grand Adventure is About to Begin - Winnie the Pooh

A New Kind of Love is Born

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Monday, June 24, 2013

FREE Friday Night Fun in Minnesota

A Fun FREE Friday Night Activity

Now, I probably wouldn't categorize this as a FAMILY event, but our favorite liquors (Marketplace Liquors) store offers FREE wine and beer/liquor tastings on Friday and Saturday nights. Pretty awesome if you ask me. I know it won't be like this for long for us, but for now, we're enjoying!
Leinie Lounger Chair

Leinenkugel's was on tap for tasting Friday. ALL FLAVORS (even the Big Eddy). What fun!!! Delicious. And plenty of swag and sandwiches too. I love this place!!!
Cuddle time!

Our Sports-Minded Action Jackson - 14 months

Finding Room in a Townhome with an Active Toddler

It's hard not to want to live in an actual house versus a town home with a postage stamp as a yard, but I'm trying to find the positives. One being that we have a roof over our heads, a huge bonus!! Secondly, we don't have to shovel our driveway out or have to buy a snow blower in the never ending winter months. Thirdly, we don't have to mow our lawn or go out and buy a lawn mower. And we do have more time to do other stuff (like go on 7-mile bike rides) than take care of our yard... Though I would LOVE it if we had a garden (but we do have several herbs and tomato plants growing on our deck). And we live right across the street from a grocery store and Dairy Queen, which is quite convenient.
Jackson is number 1!!!!!!!

Can you tell I'm being grateful for what we DO have? This helps when I start thinking how badly I want a house with a yard Jackson can run around in and so on. It'll all come when the timing is right, right?

ANYWAY, our little active Action Jackson loves getting his hands into everything and I have to watch him every second he's inside AND outside since cars fly through our back alleyway. I thought I'd introduce him to a bunch of sporting activities because he started to play with three kids a few houses down from ours who are renting for a couple months (their house caught on fire...scary). They gave Jackson a hockey stick and he played for an ENTIRE hour. I couldn't believe this. Hockey!?!?! He was in heaven. I couldn't believe it!!! I wish I grabbed a pic but I was too busy making sure he didn't clock anyone...

So I grabbed a pic of Jackson practicing these sports:

Soccer stud?
Working on his soccer skills!
Bend it like Beckham, baby!

Volleyball star?
Bump, set, SPIKE! Just like mom!

Tennis anyone?
Andy Roddick who? LOVE!

Broomball action?
Not mom's favorite sport...

Boxing... (ha, ha)

That's right...boxin

Mr. Cutie himself