Wisconsin: Another State Bites the Dust

In pursuit of this hair-brained scheme, 4 generations of women set out this weekend to explore some new territory. We managed to have a great time, but this trip certainly was not without its challenges. I started out the week a stomach bug from you know where, followed by my mom who had to have two different types of antibiotics in order to get over her junk. But wait, there’s more…when he did finally arrive in Minnesota Addie came down with a 102 degree fever. So, we got to have a tour of the the wonderful Edina Urgent Care Center and local CVS pharmacy.

We were finally able to get Addie well and managed to keep anyone else from getting sick in order to make the most of the time on our trip. Here are a few of our highlights:

  1. Lunch at the American Doll Bistro
  2. Exploration of the Mall of America
  3. Fall Foliage River Cruise
  4. Hudson, Wisconsin and Stillwater, Minnesota downtown shopping
  5. And of course, Addie’s favorite, playing cards in the hotel and swimming in the hot tub pool and hot tub

We had a great time. 43 states down and 7 left to go!

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Choose the Bigger Life: Fall Break 2018 Plans

I LOVE Fall Break…and I love that the hurricanes have stayed far enough away from us this year so that we actually get to keep those off days to have some adventures!

Most of you know that I have a quest to visit all 50 states and I currently have EIGHT more states to go! For Fall Break this year I am going to get to knock off two move states and Ella gets to take her first-ever plane trip!

Here’s the plan:

-Saturday: Minneapolis,  Minnesota

-Sunday: Fargo, North Dakota (State 43 for me!)

-Monday: Ellsworth, Wisconsin (State 44 for me!)

-Tuesday: Back home!!

Mid-west Fall Break here we come!

Fall Bucket List Item #6: Decorate for Fall

Fall is upon us once again and so despite the craziness of life….a bit of decorating is a must. This year Addie is old enough to help get out our one little orange rubber maid. Honestly, I like that we put out the same predictable decorations each year (a few are listed below). While I love whimsy and novelty, I also find joy in routine and tradition. I like that we don’t have box after box of complicated decor. We have one box. We put out the same items year after year with little deviation or addition.

Traditions bring a sense of richness to life that I love to share with my girls and husband. I love this little tradition so much that I think I may start doing the same with one box of items for Easter/Spring as well as Summer.

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