Month in Review: April, 2017

Month in Review: April, 2017

How is it May already? April seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye! I’m not complaining, though. Time slipped by us as we celebrated birthdays, took sunset walks down by the river and attended events around town.

Our month began in the best way possible – with birthday cake and a cappella! To celebrate my 26th birthday, Ian took me to see our Alma mater’s a cappella group, The Mad Hatters, preferom. After singing “Varsity” we drove to Lambeau Field to enjoy dinner at 1919 and were greeted with swarms of Prom goers. I instantly felt underdressed as my outfit lacked tulle and sequins, but Ian assured me I looked beautiful none-the-less.

Month in Review: April, 2017

Month in Review: April, 2017

The following day, Ian and I woke up early to make the drive down to Milwaukee for the My Flippin’ Friends pilot party. After sipping mimosas and cheering on the cast, we wandered around the Third Ward and grabbed lunch with a friend.

Month in Review: April, 2017

Month in Review: April, 2017

After an eventful weekend, we were ready to relax! We took sunset walks down by the water to watch the pelicans in-between Ian’s study sessions (he was preparing for a professional licensing exam.)

Month in Review: April, 2017

Before we knew it, Easter was upon us! We decided not to travel this year, so Ian could squeeze in as much study time as he could on Saturday. After a long day with his head in books, he was ready to have a quiet Sunday. To celebrate, we hiked out to a local waterfall and enjoyed brunch at The Creamery.

Month in Review: April, 2017

To close out the month, we drove to Madison and Ian took his Professional Engineering exam. It was an 8-hour exam, so while he was locked in a room solving complicated problems my mom and I were at the Henry Vilas zoo. I think we got the better end of the stick! The remainder of the weekend was spent celebrating my grandma’s birthday and sitting around the fire roasting our first s’mores of the season.

Month in Review: April, 2017

Here is a short video, showing 1 second every day from the month of April! Enjoy!

What were the highlights of your month? Leave them in the comments!

Month in Review: March, 2017

Month in Review: March 2017

March, what a dreary month! Each day I would wake up hungry to see the sun shinning down, but gray skies dominated the weather forecast.  It’s crazy how a series of gloomy days can take a toll on you mentally. Luckily, Ian and I had a few fun days penciled in on the calendar to keep our spirits up!

Month in Review: March 2017

Month in Review: March 2017

First on our list was to attend the Showcase of Homes! We drove around town touring new builds and fell in love with bits and pieces of each house. Sadly, I discovered I have expensive taste and was drawn to quartz countertops and hardwood floors. I guess a girl can dream, right?!

Month in Review: March 2017

Next up on our calendar was the Gaelic Storm concert! There’s nothing like dancing to bagpipes to get you in the holiday spirit! This was our third time seeing them perform, so I think it is safe to say this has become one of our favorite St. Patrick’s day traditions.

Month in Review: March 2017

As the month came to a close we had a few quiet days at home. I took advantage of this time to deep clean the apartment, clear out my closet, and enjoy one of my favorite pastimes – baking. As the rain pitter pattered on the roof, I preheated the oven and kneaded dough for a batch of cinnamon rolls! I think I finally perfected my recipe, so keep your eyes peeled for the post later this month!

 

 

Month in Review: December, 2016

Month in Review: December, 2016

As I sit down to write these posts each month I think, “We didn’t get up to much this month. What will I write about?” Then I start scrolling through my photos and I’m reminded of all the smiles, adventures and laughter we shared. It’s crazy how moments can slip your mind – especially in the whirlwind of the holiday season!

Therefore, I was shocked by how busy we were in December! I knew we had a full calendar, but looking back over the photos I’m surprised we were able to fit everything in!

To start the month, Ian and I braved warnings of a snow storm and drove to Chicago. It’s been on my list to visit the Christkindlmarket and I was giddy to get my hand on a souvenir mug full of mulled cider! It was a bitter cold day, but experiencing the holiday spirit in the city was worth a few red noses.

Month in Review: December, 2016

Month in Review: December, 2016

Month in Review: December, 2016

We also partook in a glass ornament event at a local museum. The day was filled with hot chocolate, live music and of course – ornament making! Ian was a bit disappointed since his design shifted around in the kiln, but it was one on my favorite ornaments on our tree. I couldn’t help but smile every time I saw it.

Month in Review: December, 2016

In the blink of an eye, Christmas was upon us. A snow storm delayed our trip down to visit family, but eventually we made it. Christmas Eve was spent sledding with my family, then we drove to Ian’s grandma’s house for Christmas dinner and a competitive game of Monopoly.

Month in Review: December, 2016

Then we hopped on a plane and flew to Florida to thaw out for a few days with Ian’s family! It was nice to get outside, take a dip in the pool and work on our bag toss skills.

Month in Review: December, 2016

Month in Review: December, 2016

We ended the month with a road trip to Key West. It was our first time in the Keys and I couldn’t wait to explore! Ian tried the famous Key Lime Pie and we were able to put our feet in two bodies of water at the same time. Definitely, a wonderful way to end the month and start a new year!

Month in Review: December, 2016

Month in Review: December, 2016

Month in Review: December, 2016

Hope you all had a wonderful December!