Posts tagged ‘summer’

June 18, 2012

photo date


amy, finn and i had a photography date this week and i just can’t get enough. look at that face!  i am quite sure that my nephew is the sweetest baby. he looks just like his mama and makes it so easy to capture good photos!!

want a photo date? send me a line. i’d love to snap some for you!

June 10, 2012

season of sweet


sweet summer! we attended a rockin’ wedding on friday night, woke up saturday morning to welcome baby Harper Elizabeth into this world and rounded out the remainder of the weekend soaking up sun and swimming with “sisters” (*critch and biological) between Stillwater and the cities. the weekend was bursting with love for best friends, babies, family, and what i think is going to be one hot summer. bring on the sweetness!

*critch: (noun) sisters from another mister + mama; siblings you adore born to parents different from your own

June 2, 2012

farm sleepover

if you think you’re too old for sleepovers, i’d suggest reconsidering! we had such a wonderful night out at the farm – lots of friends, furry animals, and a roaring fire! after visiting with Mazy (quite possibly Macy) and Gilly – the fuzziest cows i have ever seen – we all sat down to dinner outside, opened some red wine and talked and laughed. the blazing fire was started with one little match (high-five jan) and roared for a while before we were able to get close enough to roast marshmallows. it was beautiful. wouldn’t it be a dream to live on a sweet ‘ol farm – friend’s homes connected by walking path, an enormous garden, and animals raised for ambiance? knowing near nothing about all the work that goes into maintaining my fantasy leads me to believe it would be amazing. a HUGE thank you to the strandemo’s for inviting us out to their perfect place!

June 1, 2012

to the farm!

brent and i are heading out to one of my greatest friend’s farms tonight (i.e. jan) for a little bonfire, a lot of little wine, and a little cow! i can’t wait to get a little farmy with my rob and kate!  lots of pics to come … stay tuned! photo courtesy of Casey

September 1, 2011

father hennepin couple’s retreat

So, I recently went camping for the first time in literally 10 years. For some reason I was craving it. Brent and I packed up our things, bought a tent, and drove a few hours to the overpopulated, slightly commercialized Father Hennepin State Park. It wasn’t my first choice, but when you’re traveling with a group, compromise is key. We landed near Mille Lacs around 8pm on a summer Friday, set up our tent in the dark, and spent the rest of the night near the campfire with our dear friends/family: The Stoks + Bradshaws + Moreaus + Higgins. Some might say COUPLE’S RETREAT. It was wonderful.

The bugs seemed minimal and the company was perfecto. We did just about everything in a mere 1.5 days, other than shower. We managed to pull off an awesome beach volleyball game (I can’t seem to remember the exact score, but I’m preeeetty sure my team won …), swam a little, ate a lot, and overall enjoyed each other’s company in the great outdoors. It’s definitely a trip we’re going to need to take every year – maybe even elongate it to 2 full days! We got creative with the cooking and made “hobo-packs” for dinner on Saturday night. They were a HIT!! And soooo easy. Basically, you cut up a variety of vegetables, pull together some sort of meat option for the carnivores, sprinkle with salt + seasoning and lay over the fire. It takes roughly 30 minutes to cook – and then, waaalah! They’re done and so good.

It’s pretty fun to hop out of your comfort zone every once in a while, leave the blow dryer behind, and enjoy a laid back weekend in the woods.