Month in Review: April, 2018

Month in Review: April, 2018

As we approached the beginning of April, I already knew it was going to be a busy month. Our calendar was full of hand written reminders for upcoming events, and while I was excited for each and every one of them, a small amount of anxiety set in. Being an introvert, I recharge with downtime and April did not allow for many quiet evenings. However, looking back I’m thankful for our busy month and all the memories it created.

Right from the start we were in celebration mode! I was lucky to have my birthday fall on Easter this year, so our family gathering was twice as fun. We enjoyed a delicious meal, ate cake, and laughed while we played board games.

Month in Review: April, 2018

After our Easter celebrations, we returned to Milwaukee and were met with snow. Yes, snow! This could have been my breaking point, but I decided to stay positive. This was not an easy choice, but visiting cozy local coffee helped lift my spirits.

Month in Review: April, 2018

Month in Review: April, 2018

With the snow sticking around for a few days, Ian and I took advantage of local indoor activities. We attended the Milwaukee Makers Market at the Discovery World and were surprised by the free exhibits! We wandered through the aquarium, played on a ship, and learned about waste water treatment. It was hard to pull Ian out of the exhibits, but we were celebrating our eight year dating anniversary that night and needed to head off to our dinner reservation.

Month in Review: April, 2018

Month in Review: April, 2018

April was a busy month for birthdays! My Grandma turned 93 this year and a big group of family members got together to celebrate. The afternoon was packed with catching up with cousins, eating wonderful food, and playing outside. (The snow had finally melted!!)

Month in Review: April, 2018

We closed out the month in the best possible way – with a wedding. Two of our close college friends tied the knot and hosted the most beautiful wedding weekend. Ian stood up in the wedding and I got emotional seeing all of our close friends together again in one room. We danced the night away at the reception and took full advantage of the photo booth to snap a few pictures from the night.

Month in Review: April, 2018

Interested in seeing more moments from our month? Watch the short video below!

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!

Year in Review

Year in Review | Beauty and Blooms

When asked “What have you been up to?” or “What’s new?” more often than not I respond with “Not much, you?” In that moment, I honestly cannot think of any accomplishments or interesting stories to share. Therefore, when I looked back on 2014 I was surprised to see all of the little milestones Ian and I have made. Here is a quick snapshot:

1. I landed my first job out of collegeYear in Review | Beauty and Blooms2. We took a handful of mini trips to Chicago and Milwaukee

Year in Review | Beauty and Blooms3. We got married!

Honeymoon : Big Sur | Beauty and Blooms4. Spent a week traveling down the CA coast

Year in Review | Beauty and Blooms5. Attended Ian’s 5th year high school reunion!

What milestones happened for you in 2014?