Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The big 32!

Well I guess it is official... we are getting old. Ryan turned 32 this past April 14th.  We had such a wonderful day together as a family. We started off the day with a family bike ride. 
 This was Lilly's fist big bike ride since learning to ride without training wheels. 
She was so proud of herself for being able to do it. We ended up going about 3 miles. Lilly kept right up and did not even complain. 
 We stopped at Ryan's favorite little bakery in town. It was fun to set outside and eat our breakfast. 
 Later that afternoon Ryan went on a big boy bike ride with some class mates from school. Ryan has really gained a love for cycling. 

In the evening we went to dinner with some friends.  We have been so blessed to have made amazing friends during dental school. I am sure we will stay in contact for years to come.

Ryan had a a fantastic day. Driving home from dinner Ryan kept commenting on how great the day was. Success! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Easter morning with the girls in their Easter dresses. 
 It is so hard to get a picture these days with everyone looking. 
 Our family. (Not the best picture of all of us but we were all together.)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Fun

I can't believe Easter is already here. This time of year always seems to fly by for me. 
My mom sent the girls a Easter package. In it was clothes, crafts, mini kites and these chocolate bunnies that my girls just LOVED.

 This afternoon went went to an easter egg hunt at Kletzsch Park in Milwaukee. We have gone to this hunt for the past 4 years. It was sad to think that this was our last time. The girls always have such a great time. (Thanks mom for the cute matching outfits.)

 Side note: I think I have created monsters... Kate was very specific on how she wanted her hair today. It had to be in two pony tails then braided with pink flowers (even though she was wearing purple. She did not want purple flowers because pink is her favorite color.) Wow, I love doing their hair but now they are getting demanding on how it must be done.
 My happy little Emmy and I. She is such a trooper and has fun no matter where she is or what nap she is missing!
 Our family.
 LIlly was the only brave one to sit on the Easter bunnies lap. Kate wanted nothing to do with her.
 My girls with our friends the sessions. We have gone to this hunt every year together!
Happy Easter!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Just Cuddling

In my family growing up we loved to cuddle. Still to this day when I go home I always find myself climbing into bed with my parents to cuddle. Now that I am a mother of three (I still can't believe it) I am so glad my girls love to cuddle. 
Life has been busy busy lately. I have so many projects on my plate. Lots and lots of sewing. We are preparing for Ryan to graduate and move to New Mexico. Packing is always looming. Ryan's birthday is right around the corner with Lilly and then Kate's to follow. And yet I am glad I can take a moment and just cuddle my most precious. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lilly rides!

After watching Lilly at skate land I thought we should try taking her training wheels off. She has good balance so I was sure she could do it. Ryan was doughtful.  But we got the training wheels off the the rest is in the video!

I am so proud of Lilly and her persistance. I was worried that she would give up and not want to keep doing it. She just kept at it and did amazing! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Water Girls

My girls definitely LOVE the water!
 For Ryan's last spring break we decided to go to Wisconsin Dells (the water park capital of the world).  
We stayed at the Atlantis Hotel which also gave us passes to Chula Vista Resort.
It was so wonderful just hanging out with the family. Both Ryan and I have been very stressed with our upcoming move and big changes in our life. It was fun to go and just focus on our girls. 

We also spent time at the Chula Vista Resort with some of our friends and their children. I did not take any pics there. Not really sure why. But we had a great time. 

One evening we had dinner at Famous Dave's. I was so hungry after a day of swimming. It was so great to have some of our best friends the Poulsens join us. They are so easy to be around. I am always surprised at how much we have in common. I can't believe I am not going to see my friend Becca every day. Who knows maybe they will join us in New Mexico some day. 
The rest of spring break was spent enjoying the lovely weather. Of course I did not much of my to do list done but I spent time with my family which is way more important. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Emmy is on the move.

Emmy has been army crawling or scooting for a few weeks now. I can't believe how fast she is getting.