Sunday, June 16, 2019


This week..
-- ended with a call shift so the weekend flew by! My mom & dad came to visit and enjoyed some of the local celebration Swedish Days.  They took Elle in her wagon downtown to the BBQ competition and watched the parade from our front porch with friends. The boys also fit in a round of golf & ping pong and we snuck in one round of our new game Molkky right before they left to drive home. There is nothing better than sharing your home with your family and just hanging out. I didn't do a very good job of making a celebration out of father's day other than remaking on of T's favorite HelloFresh meals and a peach pie. Elle and I picked out a new ladder as we donated the few T had when we moved (they were thick with sticky oil-based stain from his deck-business days and not exactly sturdy anymore!). Elle and I are so glad to have T in our lives!!

xo,

Krista

Sunday, June 9, 2019


This week..
-- was back to reality after our vacation! It was an especially hard transition for me as work was even busier than normal. About half of my coworkers were away at a conference which left the rest of us with long days. I have paperwork to catch up on still this afternoon and then I should be ready to take on another week. Elle enjoyed time outside playing with her water table while Dad pulled weeds and planted a patch of wildflowers behind our garage in the alley. Our town is gorgeous right now as all the peonies bloom and we're lucky to have both a line along the back of our property and just across the alley. Elliotte is so precious around flowers (she loves them!) and typically is very gentle just barely touching each petal. This weekend we were back in Omaha for 24 hours while E & T hung with my parents and I attended a leadership training meeting for church. We are happily staying put this weekend and letting my parents come to us to celebrate Father's Day. But this is summer, right? A little bit chaotic because there are so many fun opportunities to be out and about!

xo,

Krista

Sunday, June 2, 2019








This week..
-- we spent at the beach! We had a family reunion in Sandbridge (Virginia Beach) and shared a beach house my Grandma generously rented. We ranged in age from 6 weeks to 92 years young! We were simply 1 property over from the beach access so we could easily walk back and forth. Elle was a great traveler - she slept the majority of her plane and car rides. She loved playing in the sand as well as the ocean and swimming pool. She even got jealous and joined us for poolside yoga. We had beautiful weather ranging from 75-95 degrees and sunny. We spent our evenings sitting down for dinner together and each taking a turn answering a question my Mom posed (ex: best meal you've ever eaten? something you're looking forward to this coming year?).  We had a fabulous time. This year did involve a little more gear and planning thanks to Elle - but we made it successfully through the airport and simply stopped at Target when we arrived for diapers, wipes, and a pack-n-play. It is such a treat to spend an un-interrupted week together as family!

xo,

Krista

Sunday, May 19, 2019



This week..
-- we took some PTO and had a long weekend in Omaha! We were able to see some friends, celebrate Grandma's birthday, and have Elle's final first birthday celebration. Unfortunately, Elle had fevers all weekend so her birthday wasn't all unicorns and rainbows. I thought for sure she would dig right into this cake but she just daintily licked frosting off her fingers and left the cake intact. Even on the rainy day (when we were also without power for 5 hours!) Elle had fun as she used her new wagon out for a ride to the park. She is so loved! We are so grateful to have a village who adores Elle as we do!

xo,

Krista