Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Home Sweet Home!

After much planning and a few headaches, we are finally done with construction and all moved in to our forever home! 
I don't know why exactly, but the house that we lived in for 8 years just never really felt like "home" to me.  From the very first night we stayed in the new house, it has felt like "home".  And that makes me so incredibly happy!  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Project Appleseed Weekend

It's that time of year again... time for the Holland Farm Appleseed!  You won't want to miss out on this fun event.  If you haven't registered yet, don't worry, there is still time.  Join us August 9-10 and bring a friend!

If you haven't done an Appleseed before and aren't sure how to prepare, take a look here.  And if you'd like to participate but aren't a rifle owner, that's okay too, shoot an email to John Naese at and he can help you out.  No excuses to not be there!  AND, to top it all off, there will most likely be a special appearance from this little fella... how can you resist?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Carl James

It's been quite the long road, but finally, after two and 1/2 years of trying to conceive (and facing a few set backs) we were lucky enough to welcome another baby into our family!  We couldn't be more happy to have Carl James join us, he's certainly something special!

Born - July 1 at 5:38 pm
Weight - 7 pounds, 1 ounce
Length - 20.5 inches

Big sister is thrilled to finally have a little brother!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow Fun

The weekend was perfect for sledding and we took advantage of it! 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

65 Years

My maternal grandma passed away in August and just two months later we lost grandpa.  Today would've been their 65th wedding anniversary.  65 years.  It's almost hard to even imagine living with someone for that long.  It's really an amazing feat these days.  I don't know all of the struggles they had to endure during their marriage, but losing two children, fighting in a war, the Great Depression, Alzheimer's.... those things couldn't have been easy to go through.  They faced every obstacle and they faced them together.  They came out on the other side, maybe missing a small piece of themselves, but as a unit, they were whole. 

It's been difficult for us, the family left behind, to deal with having both grandma and grandpa gone, but I like to look at it as they wanted to celebrate their anniversary together.  They spent 64 anniversary's together and they weren't going to have the 65 be any different.  If it couldn't be here on earth with us, at least they are celebrating with their parents, siblings, two children and other loved ones that they lost along the way. 

Today, I will toast to them and the time they shared.  Happy anniversary.  We love and miss you everyday!