Dress of the week September 10th!

Good evening Ladies ! I am starting this late on Saturday 8.30 pm the day goes by so fast, especially at the weekend ! It started off with a little rain on top of what fell yesterday. We did need some i have to say . The month is starting to fly by !

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When  I left off  last  week  we  were  preparing  to  go out to  eat  with friends . WE  left   soon  before  5pm  and   stopped  by  their  house to pick them up.  They wanted to  check out our  new  vehicle  and  they  were  not  disappointed !  We  got  lots  of  compliments  on a  good  choice. We  went  to   the  Northern taphouse   and  had  a  lovely meal  and   good   conversation  as  we  had  not  seen them in about  5   weeks. We  sat on  the  patio  as it  was  a   nice  sunny evening. We  stopped at  a   lovey  brewhouse  on the  way  home.  They  make  their own on  the  banks of the  Cannon  river ,  we  sat outside  again  with the sound of  the  slight  waterfall  filling  the  sound of the  night. By  9pm  we  were  getting a  little  sleepy  and  ready to go home.  We  dropped  them off  and  were   home  around  9.30. We  were  ready for bed , our  daughter  did a  good  job  babysitting! 

On  Sunday   church  was  attended  as  usual  and  some of  the  family  went to the in-laws  cabin  and some  stayed  home . I  stayed   with our   daughter,  I   was  not  ready for a  road  trip ! We  had a  relaxing   afternoon and  evening.   The  rest of the   daytrippers  got home  soon  after  9pm.     Monday   was  labor  day ,  a  holiday in the US.       Most of the  day  was   spent  getting  the  kids  ready for the  first  day of  school!   There  was  clothes, backbacks,   schedules , and  food options  to  sort  ahead of the    first  day !   They all  got to  bed  in good  time  and   Tuesday     morning  came  fast.    They are at  3  different  schools.  elementary  middle  and  high  school/ the  two younger  boys  being  still in middle  school.   One  by one  they  all got  their  respective    buses  and  were off  to  start a  new  year!   Just like  that  we  are  back to  normal after  summer  2022 ! 

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The  week  started  to   go  fast ,  our son had  football Tuesday  evening . The  kids  got into their  weekday  bedtime  routine !  On  Thursday  afternoon I was  chatting  with my friend Gemma   when  she  got a  newsflash that  Queen Elizabeth  had  passed  away at the  age of  96 .   She  was  an iconic  woman  who  ascended  to  become  Queen at  the  young age of  25   and   held  that title  for  an  amazing  70 years.   Here is  her  speech  on her  21st  birthday , I am sure she was  not expecting to  be  Queen  a  mere  4  years  later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUlToHE_27U

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September flowers !

 

We  were  all ready for the  weekend    when  yesterday rolled  around !   This  morning I went on a  2  mile  hike  at  a  local park . It  was a  good  workout , I  was  ready to tale  it easy when we  came home. We  did  some  yardwork  in the  afternoon,  it is  starting to look  good ! How are  you  spending the  weekend ? 

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Have a   beautiful  week,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week September 3rd !

Good morning Ladies ! You join me on the first weekend in September , Labor day here in the United States. It is also the intersection of summer vacation and back to school for our kids ! I think they are ready to return. They all start on Tuesday. The weather has warmed a few degrees during the week but this weekend is supposed to be very comfortable.

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Last    Saturday  we   went to  my in-laws  .   We  got  to  have  a  nice  get together.   The  kids   also  got to help Grandpa   pick  some  corn,  potatoes     green  beans  and  tomatoes  from   his  vegetable patch.   I did  help  a little  also !   We  had  a  nice  dinner  and   left at about  7 .   Actually  the  2  older  boys  stayed over  and  went in the   truck   with  Grandpa on Sunday. He has his own  trucking  company   and  had  to  deliver   close to our house.  He  does  not  usually work  Sundays  but had to  on this occasion.   The  boys  had  fun  driving with him !   On Sunday  morning  we   went to  church  and  afterwards   had a   relaxing   day  and  evening.   Monday   was   back to  the   grind  for  me  !    Tuesday  our  son  had  flag football  practice.  It is  fun  without  the  contact  in  regular  football.   The   rest of  the  week   moved on  pretty   quick.   Thursday  there  was  a  flag  football game   our  sons  team  played  good   but  were  beaten  by  the  better  team.   The   best player  on their  team  was  the only girl !   She  was   fast  weaving in and  out of  her opponents  before they  eventually   would  grab   her  flag.  She  did  gat  a  touchdown before the  end.   Last  night  was  nice  to relax  after  a  long  week.  

Today  we  will be  mostly  staying home. In the  evening  us  adults  will  be going on   a  double   dinner  date   with our  friends  Brandon  and  Josette .   We  will pick  them up  as  they  want to see   and   travel in our  new  vehicle!!   We are looking  forward to it. 

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Have a  beautiful  weekend  everyone ,  thanks  as  always  for   reading, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week August 27th!

Good  morning Ladies  !   It is  starting  off  with   rain  showers  and  rumbles of  thunder in the  distance .   The  weather  has  been on the  cooler  side ,  in the  high  70s  into the  early 80s. It is  usually  warmer  in August  but  I  will take it. The  grass  is looking   well!  I did  not   get to post  last  week.   I don’t like  missing  weeks  but I am back !

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We  had a  pretty  relaxing  weekend   gone  by.  We  did a  few  projects  around  the  house ,  got the   grass  cut  and  generally  were   able to   take it  easy.  On Sunday  we   chatted  with my Parents  and  sister who  just  visited. My sister was  at  their house  dropping off a  new iPad I picked up  for  them ! It  works so much better  to  video chat with!  We  went to  church  at   a nearby parish for  a  change.  It was a  lovely  ceremony. We  stopped   for  a  late  lunch on the  way  home.  Our  daughter  continues  to  do well  at   driving,  she is  getting  better all the  time .  On Tuesday our oldest  son  started a new season of  flag football . It is  a  less  rough  game  than   regular (American Football)   but  learning all the  skills  also. He  also had  practice  on Thursday.   We  got  ready  for  school   this week  with  supplies   and  clothes  purchased .   I am going off on  a tangent here,  but I would love to see  the  schools  bring in  uniforms ! I wore a    uniform  to  school  while not the  prettiest in fashion sense  everyone had the  same !  it was a  coed  school .  It was a  grey blouse , grey skirt   Maroon sweater with Maroon tie .  In the cooler  months tights  were included.  In later  years it was optional to wear  grey pants/trousers.   The boys wore  the same   with grey shirt and  Pants . Anyway  I can see the  value in a  uniform !!! 

 

 

 

Visitors 2022  part 2 ! 

I  left off  last  time ending  day 2 of our visitors trip.    Friday  we  went out  and  about  seeing  some  quaint  towns in the   area . I dropped  our  daughter off at  her  softball tournament  before  that  and another  parent  took  her  home ! Thank you  !   My Sister  went to  dsw  shoe  store  and  got  some  great  bargains and  cute  sandals  !    In  the    evening  we went to the  mall of  America, it  had  been 17 years  since  they had  been there( the time  we got married!)   We   walked all around  and  they got to see  all the  pretty, and   novel stores  but  did not  do  much  shopping.  We  had  dinner  in the  mall before  coming home.   We then had  game  night !  We introduced  them to  corn hole or bean  bags  where the  first  team to 21  wins. It was  so much fun , we  played in teams of  two. corn hole

 

 On  Saturday  they  slept in  a  bit.  They  got   some  breakfast and  I then took  them  to a  nice town on the  cannon  river  called  Northfield.  It is  a lovely   town with a lot of  history  and lots of  small shops.  We   came  back  at  about  1pm  as  we  were  having a little  party get together .  My in-laws came  along with my  brother in-law  and  his  son .   Our  friends Brandon, Josette and Maddi also  joined us.  We  had  a  nice  l late  lunch . The  visitors  got to peel  corn  for the    first  time ,  a  fun  experience. We  had  a  lovely  chat  together   and   played a  few  fun  games of  spoons,   played with a  deck of  cards  and  giant  spoons!   We  had a  few  nightcap  drinks !    My sister  made  her  Irish coffees  so good !!   Sunday  came  quick and  their last  day with us.    We  did  a bit of  chatting   after  they  had  packed  their  bags.  Then at   1pm  it  was  time  to  go to the  airport.  I  dropped  them  at   departures and had an emotional goodbye , until we  meet again .  It  was  a  fabulous   few   days and  lovely memories  made . 

 

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Have a  beautiful  weekend  and  week  ahead,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week August 13th !

Good  morning  Ladies !!!   How  are  are  you  doing  and  welcome to my first  post of  August .  I  missed  the  chance  to  write  last  week  but  was really  busy ( In  a good  way !)  as you will see  later.   The  weather  has  been  mostly  warm ,  except  for a  really wet   day  yesterday.  Today is  looking  like  the  sun is  coming up !  August 2022 Heather S

When  I  left  you in the  last  post  I was  excitedly   preparing  for  our visitors !   They  arrived on Wednesday the  3rd  .  The few   days  before  that were   spent  preparing  the  house  , cleaning up  toys . It is usually  pretty  clean  but I felt it  could   do  with  that  extra   spruce up !  So on  Wednesday  after  work I  headed  to the  airport   to  pick up  my  sister ,  brother -in -law  and  best  friend   growing up.   As  I  said  before  my  Sister  and  her   husband  did  a   tour of   Canada  ,   my  friend only  joined  them on  the  US  part of  the  trip in  Boston, Providence.   I  was   checking  the  flight from Boston   as  I was  leaving and it  was  pretty much on time . I drove the  25 minutes to the  airport  , parked , went inside to baggage claim  and  when I  arrived  are  their carousel  they had  just   all received  their  luggage !  We  had a  nice  moment  together , after  being apart  for  4  years.

 

 

 

 

We  got in  the  car  as  we   chit  chatted  ,  my  sister  wanted to  visit  a pharmacy  on  the  way.  We  went to target ,  they were  amazed  at  the  size of it. I guess  I  just take it  for  granted  now.  While  we  were  they   we  picked up some  breakfast items  ,  my  friend  couldn’t  get over the   length of the  cereal  aisle and took  pictures!  We  left  there and  they were  ready to  eat. We  went to a  restaurant  across the  parking lot called the  crooked  pint .  I had  been  there on a  double  date a  month  before  but  it was the  first  time  for them.  We were  brought to the exact same  table I had  been  I  sat at the month  before !    We  had  a lovely  chat  as  we  talked about  their  trip  up to that  point.  They  enjoyed  the  meal ,  and  our last   stop  was  at the liquor  store for some wine and  beer.  It was  time to celebrate  !! 

We arrived  at our home  right at  9pm ,  the  kids  stayed up to  see  their Aunt, Uncle and  friend   and  had  a  nice  reunion. It was  the  first  time  for  them  in our new  house    so  we they  had a  tour of it !   After the kids  went to bed  we  had a   nice  time  relaxing until  midnight .  Our  two older  boys  gave up their  bedroom   and  both slept in  our  office room.  They were  totally ok with it .  They  had  a  nice sleep in  on Thursday  morning ,  then  got up  to  a   nice  breakfast ( in my opinion !)   Also  during  their  trip our  daughter  had  a  softball tournament on the  4  days they  were  staying.  She  had to  be at  first  game  for  8am Thursday .   Our  visitors  did not go that one.    A  while  after   breakfast   my  brother-in-law  wanted to gp  on a  run  so  we  sent  a   guide  with him on a  bike !  In the  afternoon   we   went into  our pool   and  it  was  so  nice to cool off in the  hot  day.  Then  we  went to see  our  daughters  softball game in the  evening . We  had to explain  the  rules to our   visitors as  they had  not  seen it  before  but  caught on quickly.  It  was a  thrill for them to see our  daughter  play!   They won the  game also.  My brother -in-law also has a  friend  from  childhood  living in the  twin cities area so he  came for the end of the game as he lives close to where  the tournament was  taking  place.  We  went for  dinner  at  the  local bowling  alley  as  the  boys  caught up with each other.  It  was  late  when we  got  home ,  but  still had a  nightcap  to finish off the  day !  I will finish our  visitors  trip  next  week  up until they left Sunday  Afternoon!! 20220809_093322

 The  house  felt  quiet  after our  visitors  left, but it  was  wonderful  having  them  here!    Monday  was  back to the   grind  and  on that  evening  we  went to the local county fair  for  some  good  food  and to look  around.  On  Tuesday we  received our  new  vehicle , a  ford  expedition . We  needed  something  bigger  for a  family of  6  and  it  fits us  well.   On Wednesday  evening  we  had  tickets  to  go see the  musical  Wicked  in downtown Minneapolis !   It was a   lovely experience  with  great acting and  some  pretty costumes also !  It was  late  when we  arrived  home.   Thursday  and  Friday  went  by  fast   and  we  had a  nice  evening in  last  night , phew ! Today  we  will      be  taking it  easy ,  some of the  kids  have  friend  playdates  to attend. 

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Have a  beautiful  week , Terri xo. 

 

 

 

 

Dress of the week July 31st !

Good afternoon Ladies !! I am back after taking a week off due to being just so busy last weekend. It is a gorgeous day , not too hot but we are supposed to warm up this coming week . I am looking forward to the week ahead , more later….

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When I left you 2 weeks ago we had been to church that morning, the rest of the day was pretty relaxing. The week started with kids activities and our son settled back into the family after his church camp. Our daughter also continued her new activity :- driving!!!!! She is doing very well at it I must say with just a few suggestions needed to be added . She drove to her grandparents house, 2 hours away this weekend!. Friday came quickly and we had a softball and baseball tournament to attend in two different states ! Our son had a tournament in the next town over and our daughter had a tournament in Wisconsin , about an hour away. Our daughter did not play until Saturday morning though, we watched our son and his team win their first game on the Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday we split between kids , I watched our son play his games. They both had wins and losses . Our daughters team got to the last 4 and were just beaten by a stronger team. Our son and his team got to the championship game , they ran the winners close before losing an exciting game. They did us proud and did get medals and memories to keep at the end of a great season. Our daughters season in travel softball continues…

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Monday came quickly after all the ball we watched! It went by fast though. On Tuesday we had a big event at our hose , we had a new roof put on! Not actually the whole roof but the shingles had to be replaced . We first noticed water coming into the house in our master closet in May during a downpour rain shower. . . After some investigation we found that one of the roof vents had a crack in it . We called our insurance company out. We also noticed that the shingles had a lot of hairline cracks in them. The adjustor came out and said it was damage from previous storms . So we were able to get a brand new roof! The old shingles were brown but we went with pewter, a gray black color. Here are some pics that were taken up on the roof that day !! Thanks to the crew for all their hard work , they were amazing !

We were able to use the dumpster to put some extra garbage from our basement project into by the kind permission of the project manager! The rest of the week was not too eventful. It was nice when Friday came , we got to relax with some adult beverages ! On Saturday early there was a little paint touch up to do in the basement bathroom. Then at 3pm our friends Jordan and Angie came over along with their daughter Kayleigh. She is a sweet 12 year old and a good friend to the kids. We had a nice time and had an early dinner before they had to leave at 6pm. We had another relaxing evening after( Is there a trend here ! ) This morning we went to Church, it was a lovely mass and homily. We came home and had a light lunch. I helped our youngest with his 668 piece Lego set ! It has page by page instructions which are easy to follow !

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Visitors !!!! on Wednesday we have something exciting happening! For the first time in 7 years we will have visitors from Ireland . My sister and her husband along with my best friend growing up are coming to see us for 4 days . To say I am excited is an understatement. I have not seen them since I visited there in 2018 . This is part of a big trip they did , first they visited Toronto, Niagara falls , ( also they said Niagara on the lake Carmen ) Then they went to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Yesterday they arrived in the states, two days in Providence and 2 more in Boston before coming here Wednesday. They stay until Sunday afternoon late before flying back home that night.

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Wishing you a lovely week ahead , I am excited for it !! Lots of love, Terri xo.

Dress of the week July 17th!

Good afternoon Ladies ! I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend . I got a bit busy to write yesterday but here I am now ! It is a hot weekend here. It is 85f right now but has been hotter earlier and yesterday. It is the time for it !

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Last Saturday  was  spent  doing  things  around the  house   and  a last  minute  trip to  target  for  supplies  our  son would  need  on his   summer  camp   in  Wisconsin.  While  we  were  there  we  bumped  into another Mom and  her  son  who is  a friend  of ours , they were  also getting  supplies for the  trip.   He    went to bed  pretty  early . On Sunday  we  were   awake  relatively early  for  Camp day !   We  had  to  drive  35 minutes  to where  the  bus  was  picking up the  kids  for the trip. There  were a  number of  parishes   going. Just myself and  my son  went to drop  him off .  After  he said his  goodbyes to the  rest of the  family  we   went  for  breakfast  , as  he  would  not  be eating until  he arrived  at  camp.  We  got to the   pick up point in Roseville   and  got  him  checked in.   It  started to  downpour  just as  they  were  getting on the  buses. 20220710_120703

We  waved  our  goodbyes and  he was on his way!    I  came  back   and  got to relax  a bit. Then I went to  evening  church  at a  neighboring  parish.   Monday  came   fast , it was a  hot  day !  it was  strange  having only 5 of us and  not  6.  

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Also on  Wednesday  our  son  had  baseball . It  ended early as  there  was  heavy rain coming. I do not  even know who won!   I was  happy when Thursday  afternoon came  as I had a  3  day weekend. I arranged to pick our son up at camp Friday, Parents were invited to the  closing mass and  ceremony.  I got there at noon   to the   beautiful resort camp. There  was   testimony  from  a lot of the students  who got up  and said how  the week  had  brought  them closer to Jesus .  Our son really  enjoyed the week also.  Another event on Friday, our  daughter did her  driving  written test and  passed  !! She  can now   drive  with  an  adult supervising !  She did some  driving on  back roads and did  very well.   Yesterday( Saturday )  I did  some  finishing  painting  in daughters room and  had  the  new  curtains and  rod  installed. In the  evening  we  seen  her  softball team win  a  game in the  weekend tournament.  This  morning  we  went to Church and  had   coffee  and  donuts after. We were able to catch up  with  a  sweet  friend Tracy and  her  family. 

 

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Have a  gorgeous  week, Terri xo!!!

Dress of the week July 9th !

Good  morning Ladies !  It  is  a  beautiful   sunny  start to  the  day .   It  has  been  a  week  with of  lots of  sunshine and  a  downpour on Thursday !  The  weekend  will be  nice. We  are  having  a  quiet  weekend at  home   which I am  happy  for .

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Out on the lake before fireworks last weekend! 

As I left off  last  week  we  were  going to be  going  to  my in-laws  cabin. It is  a  half  hour  from  their house  on the  lake at a  camp resort and is only used  from April until October . We  left  early( for  our  family! ) at  9am on  Saturday. We  stopped  for  for  coffee and  some   kiddie  drinks  and  were  on  our  way    for the  2 and  a half  hour  drive.  We  stopped  halfway  and  let t he  dog out  as  he  was   coming with us  also!   We  arrived  at  12:30pm    and  got  to see   the  new  camper  which  has  an upstairs  in it for  extra  sleepers!

We  soon  had  lunch  and   then   the  kids  wanted  to  go out on  their  golf  cart !    It is only  a   3  min  drive down to the  lake  on it. 20220703_193608 (1)

our  daughter  drove it  for  the  first  time on her  15th  birthday, accompanied   by  a  parent or  grandparent.  The  boys also took  turns .

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Kitchen / living room

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stairs up

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bedroom 1 with 4 foot high ceiling

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Kitchen with bedroom 1 above , it has curtains to pull when sleeping.

We  relaxed  most of  the  afternoon and  evening  and   then  went out on their  pontoon   for  fireworks !

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at the dock.

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After  fireworks  we    were  ready for  bed .  The in laws  went to their  bedroom  suite,  and  the  4  kids all slept upstairs,  we  had  the  pullout  couch in  living  room.   On  Sunday morning  we  went to   the  local  Church ,  it  was  a   very nice  mass.   We  went  back to  the  camper  and  had   lunch  and the  kids  went down to the  lake to  swim . 20220703_162037There  was  a big inflatable  trampoline  for the kids to jump on , the  beach ids to the  right  where the  two girls are  playing.  At  7pm  we  were  packed  up  and   ready  to go home. It  was a  lovely time  for all !!

On the 4th  day   it  was  raining    hard in the  morning ,  we  were  maybe  going  to go  to a  parade  but  we  decided  against it. We  had  a  nice  day  at  home. There  were  local  fireworks  in  our  neighborhood   that  we  watched  that  night.  Tuesday  was  back to the   grind   but  it  was  a short  week.   Our  daughter   had  friends  over during  the  week .  It  turns out  one  of  them  had  covid  and  she  contacted  it !!! It is  a good  job  she  has  her own  bedroom/bathroom   finished  and  is  isolating  from us.  She is  feeling  better.  She  all  vaccines  and  boosters  up to  date.  Makes  you wonder…   She  missed  Softball   on  Thursday   but  will be  back  next  week.   Last  night   Was  a   nice  evening  at  home.

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July 9th 2022Shoutout:!  To our oldest  son  soon goes  to  camp with   his  Church  group Tomorrow  until  Friday . It  will be  a  week of  fellowship  and  fun !

Have  a lovely  weekend,  Terri xo.

Dress of the week July 2nd !

Good  morning  Ladies  and wishing you  a  happy July ! I  hope  you  are  enjoying  summertime.   The  sun is  coming up   this morning and it will  be a  lovely  day. It  has  been a  lovely week  with some overnight rain helping to keep the  grass  and  flowers  blooming. I am  up  early  as  we  are  leaving  this  morning  to  visit  my in-laws. We have a  long weekend  with the 4th of July on  Monday. 

 

4th of July 2022

Thanks  for  all the  compliments  on  my  photos of  our  basement  project.  Our  daughter  is  settling into her  new  space  and loving it.  She has  a  few  friends  staying over  as  we  speak , and  they  went swimming yesterday  evening .  Last  Saturday I put  a  second  coat on  her  closet  doors  ,  they are  looking  much better.  In the  afternoon  my in-laws came and  stayed overnight.  We  went to  Saturday afternoon church.  We  then  had a  nice   dinner and  nice  time together.  On Sunday  we  had a  special day out.  Our  niece was  playing along with  her  marching  band in a  town  south of  here , Lake city which is on Lake  Pepin , which also  is on the  Mississippi river.  It is  famous  as  it is  where  water  skiing was  invented! ( I did not do any skiing while i was  there!)  We  used  it  to  celebrate  our   summer  family  birthdays , having  a  nice  picnic   as  we  watched the  parade.   It was a  lovely  few  hours  together.   We  got to  see our  15 month old  nephew  who is  walking now ! He is  growing  so fast. 

 

20220626_17211520220626_17263820220626_17280820220626_173256Lake  Pepin . The  shore opposite is  Wisconsin. 

 

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 Of  course  Monday  came  around  again  !   There  was  softball  and  Baseball  practices  and  all   some  midweek  games to play.   We  went over to our  friends  house , where  they  installed  the  same  pool  we  got installed  last August !  It looks  really well.   Our  daughter  had  a double  header  game on  Thursday  and  they won both games.  Last  night   was  a fun  night to  watch all the  kids in the  pool  enjoying  themselves . I did  not  go in  myself .  We sat  back  and  watched . 

Today as  I said  we  are  going to the in-laws camper  Saturday into Sunday.  They have a  long  term lease on a   spot to put it by  a lake  2 and  a half  hours  from  here.  I am  not  sure if we  will all  stay overnight ,  but their house is a  half hour away  so we  might go there  and  the  kids  stay with Grandma  and  Grandpa in the  the  camper!   We will come  back  around Midday  tomorrow . We are invited  to our  friends  Brandon and Josette  for an adults  evening  Sunday with a  bonfire and  games . I am not sure if we will make it, but hope to after  the  travelling.  We  might go  to a  local parade on  the  4th in the  morning , and  will watch  fireworks in the  evening/night. 

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July 2nd 2022

Shoutout :-  to our  daughter  who celebrates  … wait for it …  her  15th  birthday today !  I dont  know  where  the  time  has  gone  , but  she will  be  starting  drivers  education and possibly  driving  this  year  with an adult !   Best wishes, Mom Dad  and  all the  family. 

 

Have a  lovely  week  and  for  those in the  United  States  a  lovely   Independence  day on Monday , love, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week June 25th !

Good morning Ladies ! June keeps flying by at a fast pace , we have officially started summer and passed the longest day of the year ! Where is the time going ? We are starting off this Saturday morning with some rain which is needed really. It is going to brighten up later though.

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Last  week I left off   with us  after  coming  back  from our  daughters  softball  tournament in Wisconsin.   On Sunday morning  we  went to  church ,  afterwards  we  went  for coffee  and  donuts  to  celebrate  all the  Dads !    We  had a   relaxing   afternoon  and I was  able to follow  my  daughters  softball tournament on an app where one of the  parents  updates   play  by  play   and  score  by score, it is  really cool to have.  They  got to the  Championship  game  and   lost  by one  run  !!   They had  won the  2  previous  tournaments  so  it is  ok to  come  second  sometimes.    Myself  and  the  boys  had  a  nice  dinner .  

  On Monday  afternoon  we   travelled  2.5 hours   to  stay  at a  hotel  before our  sons trap team    event on Tuesday.   It  was a  small  room   but  it  was   cozy.    We  arrived  at  the   event  soon  after  8am .   We  had  to  wait a  few  hours  before  he  was   ready to    go.      they  did   50   then  stopped,  then a  few  hours  later  finished  their  last  50.   Overall he  shot  61 out of  100   which was  pretty good,  but  he  was  hard on  himself  for not  shooting  more !   He  did  great!  We  left  there at  about  5pm   and  stooped  for  dinner   about an hour  from  home.   On Thursday  evening we  had  softball  and  baseball games  to attend!  

Last  night  we  went out on a  double  date with our  friends  Jordan  and  Angie. They  are a  fun  couple  and  it  had  been  about  2  months  since  we  got to  see  them.  We  had    a  lovely time  chatting   , and  catching up.  

 

The Basement  Project  completion !! 

As  promised  last  week I am including pics of our  project , the  bedroom/ bathroom  .  We  still have a  family  room to  complete  at  a  later  date  but  this  was  to give our  daughter  her own  space!  It  started  in the  depths of  winter  and  she  finally moved in  Last Sunday  night  after  getting  back from   softball. The  question was  asked  numerous  times  ” When will my  bedroom  be  finished ? ”    It is finished apart  from the  window  treatments , excuse the  green curtains in the  pics, original to the  house!  20220617_215707

This is the view looking from the family room . You can see the outside is not finished.

The  Bathroom    with  vanity  cabinet   sink  and  linen  cabinet.   We did an  accent  wallpaper  wall.   The  black  wall art  also  acts as a  robe hook   with little pivots to pull out when needed. 

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The  view  from Family  room into the  bedroom, again excuse the  curtains !! 20220617_21425920220617_21431920220617_215615

That  is the  project with  the  closet also . We do have another coat to put on closet doors but that will be  easy   to finish.   I hope you enjoyed it ! 

 

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June 25 2022

 

Have a  beautiful weekend, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week June 18th !

Good Morning Ladies !! I am writing this a day late but yesterday was a busy one ! The sun is up and it is going to be a hot one today . It is supposed to reach 97f ( 36c ) in the afternoon. Yesterday was a hot one too but not at what today will be .

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When  I  left off  last  Saturday   We  were  going to be  busy  with  a  softball tournament in the  next  town over for our  daughter  .  That indeed  was  the  case They  started off on Saturday  morning  with a  loss  then won their  evening  game.    That set up  Sundays  play nicely .  They  started off with a  big  win  which  brought them to a  semi-final.   They  got a  big  win in that  game , the girls  were on  fire!  It set up a  final against the  team they  were  beaten by on Saturday.  Amazingly ,  having  been  beaten  by  5  runs the day before  the  girls  won the  tournament  with  another  big   win!!  Congratulation  to   them !  It  was  very exciting   for  them to   win it all !   

Ok  so  back to  Saturday ,    during the   games  we   got  to attend  the  graduation  party  for  our  next  door  neighbor  girl  as  she  completes   high  school  and   is off to  college in the  fall. They  had  finished  painting in their  garage  to  have it all  set  to  host  the  party,   It was  a nice  day    and  the  there  was  a  lot of  people  who turned up to honour  her. Well done  Reece !

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Monday   morning  soon came  and  back to the  grind  !    Excitingly  we  passed our  electrical inspection on our  basement  project.   A  step closer  to  completion.  

Our   second  son  stared  an  elimination  diet this week as  he   has   food  allergies.   Certain  food  do not  agree  with him.  He  cannot  have  dairy or  wheat.    He will be on it  for  6  to  8  weeks .   Lets  hope  we   come to  a  solution  for  him  going  forward.   On Thursday  afternoon  we      got our  final  building  inspection  so   our  daughter  can  move  into  her  new   bedroom  as  soon as  we   clean  the  Bathroom  and   bedroom  ,  and  also just  a   bit of  paint  touch up.  Phew.. I am  glad  that project is  99%  done ! I will post  the  finished  pics  next  week !  Our  son  had   baseball  and  they  won  against another  town team  where he  had   schoolmates  and friends  playing against  him ! 

I might  be  sounding like a   broken  record  but  on  Friday  our  daughter   started another  weekend  tournament , this  time in  Menomonie Wisconsin.   It  is  a  1hr  20min  drive. She is spending   the  weekend  at   the  hotel,   while I  am the  parent that  drew  the  boys  to be  with!   Myself and the  boys  went  yesterday to  see  their evening  game .  They also got to  swim  at  an  outdoor  waterpark in  between  games.  We  arrived  back   at 9pm  last night. The  boys  were  ready for  bed  soon  after ! 

 

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Shoutout!  Wishing  all the  Dad’s  a   happy fathers  day  ! 

Have a  great  week,  Terri xo.