Des Moines is a little bit different from other cities/states when it comes to Halloween. Trick-or-treating happens on Beggar’s Night in Des Moines instead of on Halloween. Also, kids tell jokes to get candy. Two things that were not the case growing up in Minnesota. So last night we went over to my sister-in-laws house… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Simply put, I love Halloween. I guess I mostly love the dressing up and creativity of figuring out what to be! Especially when you’re dressing with someone else. In honor of Halloween this week, I thought it would be fun to post some of my past costumes. This isn’t everything, but only what I could… Continue reading Halloween Costumes
Today was the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure here in Des Moines. This is the third year I have participated in this and we walk in memory of my mother-in-law, Judith Holl. She was an amazing woman and mother and we miss her dearly. As my sister-in-law so eloquently put it, she would have… Continue reading Rolling For A Good Cause
We made it back to Des Moines late Monday evening. It was really hard to leave Jed, but it feels nice to be in our own home. There were definitely many aspects of it that I missed! Charlotte did well on the flights home. She fussed a little on our first flight, but that was… Continue reading Home Sweet Home
We decided to go to SeaWorld in San Antonio over the weekend. Why? 1. Because ever since I saw Free Willy, I wanted to see an orca. 2. Because it was free through their Waves of Honor program for military personnel. Honestly, if it wasn’t free, I wouldn’t take a two-month old! I had no… Continue reading Taking A Two-Month Old To SeaWorld