Monthly Archives: November 2016

Elena and Marshall go trick-or-treating

At the end of birthday festivities…we have Halloween. Its fun for the kids and afterward I admit Mama and Dada have fun too. But cramming all those festivities into just a few days is exhausting! Halloween was on a Monday this year. So we rushed home and quickly ate pizza for dinner, got the kids […]

Madison turkey trot 2016

This year we were home for Thanksgiving and I decided to try a different Thanksgiving race. The Madison Turkey Trot was put on by an outside company but raised money for United Cerebral Palsy of Dane County. It was staged at Vilas Park and I figured since this is the second year for this race […]

Now she’s 7

I can’t believe its already been nearly a month since Allie’s birthday! When we were planning on going to Minneapolis for Allie’s birthday weekend, we would have come home on her birthday. As it turned out, we went to Milwaukee Friday and came home Saturday, so we were home Sunday for the big day. It […]

Milwaukee Saturday morning

After a super busy day on Friday in Milwaukee, we slept in a bit on Saturday, but not enough. We woke up happy and with a mission: to eat breakfast quickly and then get to swimming before check out time! These are the white tigers the kids got at the zoo. We bought them one […]

Ghosts under glass

When we decided to go to Milwaukee on our long weekend, Doug looked for Halloween events and found Ghosts under Glass at the Milwaukee Domes. They had a haunted house and carnival games and of course the kids got to wear their costumes! Marshall and Princess Elena say hello! Peyts was so funny with his […]

Day off at the zoo

The weekend of Allie’s birthday was also a long weekend with Friday off school. We’d wanted to take a trip to Minneapolis. But Mama had a band concert that weekend and of course there was Allie’s birthday. We decided to take an overnight trip to Milwaukee instead because it was closer and cheaper. We had […]


Doug and I went to bed after midnight in Tuesday. Really I could have gone to bed an hour or two earlier as I’d realized that what was happening was not what we wanted. To say I’m upset is an understatement. In spite of being so tired already all week and that I wouldn’t get […]