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My Iceland trip posts are finished! // Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


I am leaving for Iceland TODAY, so here is June’s post a little early!

New Fiesta color for the year — Twilight.  And so began our Mexico weekend with the kids.
Farmer’s Market!
Door County for an elder law conference with JB!
A very PINK farmer’s market — check out that beet salad from Caribbean Taste!
Back to Door County for vacation with Mike + kids
Mint chip ice cream is the best ice cream.
We painted names on Anderson Dock.
Breakfast at Al’s.
Went to the beach at Whitefish Dunes state park.
Back home to see Sadieboo.
Went to Milwaukee to have lunch with Jillian — and my, Bayshore has gotten colorful.
Happy Father’s Day to Denny!


May, one of my favorite months of the year, as come to a close.  May is great — the weather is delightful (read: not hot), the flowering trees are blooming, and the optimism of spring is all around.  June will be fun though because — surprise — I’m going to ICELAND!  I have never in my life taken a spur-of-the-moment trip… until now.  So I’m sure I will have SO MUCH to post about in June. But until then, here’s May!

Oh those pink flowering trees are my favorite.
The warmer weather marks the beginning of porch season.
Cinco de Mayo at the beginning of May = tacos galore.
Sadie, just casually watching some TV before bed in that upper left frame.
Walk with Mike — plus I got to see the colorful bridge lights in rainbow order!
Anytime I see a killer sunset (or sunrise…or rainbow) I become GIDDY. I always feel lucky to see something so beautiful that will never happen in the same way ever again.
We went to the Downtown Oshkosh Star Wars day celebration – it was very cute.
Star Wars sushi at Manila
I got very sweet mother’s day cards from Mike and the kids — I didn’t expect it and it was wonderful. We also went to the Mineshaft’s game room for the first time — holy crap. Skee Ballllll!
Mother’s Day with my wonderful momma.
Migraine time.  And Book-It night with the kids!
Went to Madison for a day to have lunch with a law school friend and now colleague.
Big project of the month = removing my first floor carpet (which I’ve hated since the day I moved into this house) to reveal the beeeeeeeautiful blonde hardwood floors underneath!  No sanding or refinishing was necessary. I was so lucky!
Sadie’s seizure situation is improving with medication. Always a happy girl.
Mid-month we went to Chicago for a weekend with the kids — and Mike’s mom and step-dad joined us. It was so fun!
Lincoln Park Zoo
Memorial Day weekend
And Mike helped me to hang these babies up — and we didn’t bicker at all!

See ya next month!


April!  The month of Easter, my momma’s birthday, and the true start of nice(ish) weather here in Wisconsin. Onto the photos…
Eat the rainbow.
We follow the Caribbean Taste food truck all over the place. So good!
Another wonderful Easter basket from my dad.  And I dressed Sadie as a Peep!
Easter Sunday hangout at Mike’s.
Got a new iPhone (hot daaaamn the photo quality is amazing) and Denny and I went to LaSure’s for the last time.
So much Sadie.
Moderna dose #2! Props to science and public health!
Moderna dose #2 took me dowwwwn for few days — happy to feel crappy though.
Happy birthday, sweet momma.
Sadie started having a lot of seizures this month. Poor girl.
My favorite coffee mug.  A little “midwestern sushi.” And a great new book of life lessons – I chuckled at the “be glad you are not in middle school” one.
Sadie went to the vet and got diagnosed with epilepsy.  And we geared up for a Star Wars weekend with the kids.
Ewok Sadie!
Jawa cookies!
BB-8 pizzas!
I was very proud of my Jabba the Hummus
Wookie cookies!
We made our own lightsabers, which was awesome.
More Sadie in the springtime.
My favorite little pink flowers emerge the last week of April every year. I look forward to seeing them every year!  See you all in May…


Here are my photos from March!
Spring decor.
Back to doing puzzles!
Gus & Gracie lived with me for a while this month while my parents had their floors re-done.
I was whining to Mike about how much I missed supper clubs — so he brought a supper club to me.  He’s the sweetest human.
Yes, I’m a professional who uses Lisa Frank products.
I was vaccinated!! I get my second dose on April 9th. I’m so endlessly grateful!
Wouldn’t be a holiday time without some holiday treats.
The daisy trend of my tween/teen years is BACK and I’m here for it!
We had a bunny hutch party for the kids!
Bought some cookies from Manderfield’s — and cheeses from Aldi!
St. Patrick’s Day!
And a huuuuuge ice shove.
Saturday errands – and a stop at McFleshman’s
I’m outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios.
Sadie met the Great Danes that live next to Mike.
We follow the Caribbean food truck everywhere… so freaking good.
More cupcakes… Sorting Hat cupcakes to kick off Harry Potter weekend!
Butterbeer + fish ‘n’ chips
Tabletop Quidditch… aka beer pong ;)
English low tea and sandwiches
The next day brought a Harry Potter scavenger hunt!
Sadie Potter! And RAVENCLAW 4EVER!
We ended the day with homemade shepherd’s pie.
And before the month was over, we did a one-day virtual trip to Paris w/ the kids over their spring break. Didn’t know so much fire was involved in French cooking. ;)
Sadie was too pooped to party.  See you all next month.