Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Storm Draco

Winter Storm Draco paid us a visit and we had a lovely day watching the snow and hearing the wind blow outside, while we enjoyed a lovely fire inside.

Janesville's Nativity Festival

This year my friend and I were asked by our Bishop to put together a nativity festival for our ward. The theme we came up with was "Born in a Manger." We put together a wonderful committee of ladies in the ward and it was a lot of hard work and long hours, but it was all worth it! It turned out beautifully and we had a great turnout as well. I am so grateful for the wonderful committee that helped to put it all together! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

And we're back!

After a crazy 5 month hiatus, we are back! Here's a long photo update of what we've been up to the last couple months.

We enjoyed our growing garden, going to the fair, watching the baby birds hatch (the birds made a nest in one of our front hanging planters) and taking a trip up to De Pere and Sister Bay to visit with Kirk and Kaija.

We went to Utah for a wonderful family reunion and Bryson's mom's graduation! It was so much fun! We also had fun at the park and celebrated our third wedding anniversary!

My mom came to visit and then Emerson and I flew back with her for a wonderful week in Oregon! I also got to fly for the first time by myself with Emerson. It was a long day, but we survived!

We went up to Sister Bay, WI with Kirk and Kaija to watch General Conference and enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage. For Halloween Emerson was a chef and Bryson and I were his sous chefs.

We had a great thanksgiving just the three of us! We did a little black Friday shopping and then got to hang out with Kirk and Kaija before they drove back up to De Pere. The week after Thanksgiving I worked on decorating the gym for our wards first annual Nativity Festival. That will be it's own post. And now on to December! And hopefully I'll stay more caught up on our blog!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Garden harvest

Here's a picture of some of the carrots from our garden. Bryson grew them from seed and we're so happy how many we've been able to harvest! We've also been able to harvest and enjoy lettuce, peas, and green onions. Now we're waiting on our tomatoes, peppers and lemon cucumbers. I can't wait!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Bryson and I decided this year we would join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I remember our family getting half a CSA bushel when I was growing up and it was fun to see what we would get each week. Today was our first pick up day and we got different salad greens (a bag of mixed greens, a bag of arugula and a head of romaine lettuce), radishes, scallions and kohlrabi. Plus we also got a cookbook! So although I have no idea what kohlrabi is, I'm excited to find out and get cooking!

So cool!

Bryson and I love to read and we love reading to Emerson, so I was excited when I saw that our library had a summer reading program for ages three and under! There are different activities that you get to with your child to not only help literacy skills but language skills as well. Plus there's little prizes for the kids and the parents. It's been so fun to do these activities with Emerson and hopefully it'll help him develop his own love of reading!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The last month or so in pictures

First ride in a swing that he didn't cry about!

 Homemade bagels. So good!!

Finished product

These are green onions from our garden. Once we had trimmed all of the green onions in our garden we had filled both sides of the sink! We froze some and made a big batch of green onion pesto. It's good!

The last couple pictures are of some of the flowers around the house and our strawberries.

This table used to be our deck table but now Bryson is going to turn it into a greenhouse! PS I love those purple flowers! :)