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