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Hey there, hi there. October was BUSY! It brought trips to Chicago and San Antonio (more on those in the weeks to come), but for now, here’s my usuals…

I got Sadie a little doctor outfit cause I knew it would cheer my dad up :)
Sadie turned SIX on October 6th — golden birthday for baby girl.
We took a day trip to Door County
I baked seasonally on-point cupcakes :)
Coco! And working on my Halloween costume (I was pink + white circus animal cookies)
The triumphant return of the Boo Buckets!
Isn’t fall just the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
The elevator at St. Luke’s in Milwaukee — my dad was hospitalized :(
Halloween Sadie!
Mike’s neighborhood is most festive.
We threw a Halloween party for the kids.
I was also a Sno-Kone!
Mike made Ghoul-ash — and we got a graveyard cake from Baskin
Collection complete! And the newest addition to my house all the way from San Antonio — I’ve named her Valentina. She’s the most spooky and beautiful piece of art and I LOVE HER.
Happy Halloween.  Mike and I went to Ratch & Deb’s and then waited for the kids to stop by to collect their candy from us. See you all next month!


Here are my photos from September!

Is Sadie a secret sticker model in her spare time?  And we kicked off the month with my Dad’s birthday!
Labor Day Weekend
The Halloween decorations are back in action!
The Nature of Light is so good!

Mike’s oldest daughter turned 13 on the 13th
And Mike’s younger daughter turned 11! She loves avocados so I dressed Sadie up as an avocado :)
Mike had a conference in Orlando so I got to hang with Coco for a week. A dream come true.
She loved Hangman, too.
Scenes from a walk.
We took the kids to China Lights in Milwaukee — always a good time!
I both loved and hated the Alice theme this year.
October is coming right up — my favorite! See you all next month.


But I can see us lost in the memoryAugust slipped away into a moment in time‘Cause it was never mine

Of course I’m going to post some on-point T-Swift lyrics here. The best surprise is no surprise, right?
Anyway, here are the photos from August!  I also finished my Europe recap posts, which you can see here.

Schmoo was happy to see me when I returned from Europe — and the Henry the VIII + wives ornaments were my fav souvenir.
So happy to be back HOME with her.
Waterfest for the Beach Boys!
I survived my first week back at work post-vacation — and hey, spooky szn is approaching!
My little love.
Farmer’s market to kick off my birthday weekend! See also: I love axolotls!
It was a very healthy weekend ;)
My celebration with the kids involved rainbows and a huge banner *tears up*
Then we went to the Nature of Light at the Paine!
I decorated for my beloved SPOOKY SZN in August. Because as far as I’m concerned, once my birthday is over, it’s Halloweentime.
I also made Back to School cupcakes for the kiddos.

See ya in September!


I leave for Europe today (!!!) and will be gone for three weeks. So here is my July post now cause it’ll be one less thing to do when I return.
Mike and I are going to England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and France – it’s finally happening! I’m finally going! See y’all in August

Schmoo was very mad at me when I came home from Alaska. I bribed her with a new toy and she got over it. :)
The kids made me a giant rainbow for my house – and we enjoyed the Farmer’s Market.
Salad, flowers, and rainbow windows.
All four of my babies met each other and it went pretty well!
Happy 4th! I was a dumb dumb and scheduled two cavitiy fillings for the day after the holiday. Womp womp.
Happy hour with Mike to celebrate his new job.
New restaurant – the Taqueria!
A weather front rolled through which triggered a migraine for me. SIGH. At least I had the cutest nurse Sadie. Also, the rainbow Tevas are very on-brand for me, don’t you think?
Sadie and her axolotl toy!
My sweet girl. Dropped her off at my parents’ so she can live her very best lake life while I’m away.


I finished my Alaska travel posts!