to be with family

by Danica on March 23, 2015

On Friday evening, Jesse’s grandma Ila passed away.

She was in the hospital for a bit, earlier in the week, but it didn’t seem like anything that was so serious, until things quickly turned worse on Friday.  We’re very sad about her passing – she was such a wonderful, kind, selfless woman.  While it certainly doesn’t seem real yet, we’re looking forward to being with loved ones soon.  Just wish it was under different circumstances, of course.

We’re heading back home to MN to be with family during this time.

jesse and grandma ila - christmas

I’ll be back to the blog next week.


Five things Friday 3.20.15

by Danica on March 20, 2015

Happy Friday!

1.  This week really felt like it flew by.  This weekend we’re planning to hone in on building our baby registry.  We have a lot of product researching to do!  If you’re a parent of a little one I’d love to hear what products were “must haves” for you.

2.  Since we’re on the subject of baby…our ultrasound on Wednesday couldn’t have been better.  Baby is HEALTHY from head to toes and that was just such a relief to know.  I’ll reveal the gender next week!! :)

3.  If anyone is an avid blog reader like I am, I’d highly recommend using the website Feedly for reading new posts.  Bloglovin‘ is pretty good too, but Feedly is my preference now.

4.  Any Scandal fans out there?  Last week’s episode, with the boy and the father in the street, was so good wasn’t it?!  It was obviously out of place for the show and done because of recent events…I wasn’t a fan at first of where the episode was going, but then the cop’s ‘speech’ tied it all together and the whole show just put it all into perspective – it was bluntly powerful.  Well done again, Shonda Rhimes.   (also, I’ve decided that once this show is over with I’m retiring from watching any scandalous/crime/investigation shows)

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5.  Have you heard of Compassion International?  Jesse and I are now sponsoring a boy in Rwanda and I can’t wait to tell you all about it soon.

Enjoy the weekend!


Bumpdate: 20 weeks

March 18, 2015

As of yesterday, I’m 20 weeks into this pregnancy!  You’re probably expecting me to say time is flying, but honestly, I don’t feel like it is.  I’m doing my best to enjoy the moments, and while I certainly want baby to stay cooking in there until August, I’m so excited to meet this little one I […]

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Link Love #8

March 17, 2015

Check out something to read below!  There’s a good variety…enjoy! –> 5 Conversations to Have Before Getting Married  (from Colleen) each of one these is so important! –> Legs + Abs + Arms Boot Camp Workout (from Julie) –> 6 Things to Help Kick Anxiety to the Curb (from Food Matters) –> Buying Organic to Avoid […]

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2 Weeks of Company

March 15, 2015

Hi everyone! Long time, no blog…I think that was probably my longest streak of blogging silence in the 3.5 years I’ve had this corner of the web.  It was the only option though – I was too busy to sit down and type out a post any day in the last 2 weeks.  It was a […]

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Five things Friday 02.27.15

February 27, 2015

Happy Friday! a few random things from this week… 1.  I’m itching to redesign my blog.  It looks so congested to me right now and I’m ready for a new look.  I want to do it myself, but I’m terribly impaired when it comes to both technology and design, so it’ll be quite interesting.  I won’t be attempting […]

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How I’m Exercising During this Pregnancy

February 26, 2015

The fitness aspect of this blog has really been lacking lately, and I miss it!  I miss writing about half marathon training, strength training, all things running, and lessons I learn from yoga that help with my running.  I just kind of miss running right now! But it’s all fine and good – I obviously wouldn’t […]

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February Recipe Roundup

February 25, 2015

m4s0n501 Continuing on with one of my 2015 goals, here are the recipes I made this month: ** Sticky, Ooey, Gooey Paleo Cinnamon Rolls from Paleo Grubs We made these on Valentine’s Day.  They really didn’t stick together well but they tasted awesome.  It’s definitely a recipe we’d make again, I just would bake it as a […]

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This weekend, I learned that…

February 23, 2015

…sometimes I need a break from snapping pictures for the blog. …I’m craving salads for the first time since being pregnant, and I’m taking full advantage of it. …my sister and mom are such blessings – I love them so much.  (but I’ve obviously known this for a very long time) …pregnancy can be exhausting…it’s really no […]

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Book Reviews: Made to Crave, Yes Please, and Growing Up Duggar

February 19, 2015

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst synopsis: Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. […]

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