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: November, 2016

Month in Review: November, 2016

Oh, November. You were another rollercoaster of emotions.

After seeing a doctor about the pain I was experiencing in October, I was caught in a whirlwind of appointments and phone calls. The end result – I was booked for surgery. Recovery time was estimated to be 48 hours. Not bad, right?! But as I write this post I’m still in pain. Hence my social media blackout and lack of blog posts…

On the plus side?! I’m finally getting my energy back. So I decided to sit down and write my Month in Review. As I scrolled through my photos, I realized that even though this was another difficult month, there were so many moments scattered throughout the weeks to be thankful for. Here are a few of them.

November started off on a high note – my Dad’s birthday! Ian and I drove home for a weekend celebration. First, we tried our hand at frisbee golf. Clearly, we were all newbies. Just look at our frisbee selection! We spent the afternoon in a fit of giggles as we attempted to make our way through the course, hitting trees and all other obstacles in our way.

After our abysmal performance on the frisbee golf course, we drove to Ski Hi to treat ourselves with caramel apples before heading to dinner. Seeing as it was a birthday celebration, eating dessert before dinner seemed acceptable. (But honestly, when is it not?!) Looking back, this weekend was one of my favorite memories from November.

Month in Review: November, 2016

Month in Review: November, 2016

My surgery was booked in for the middle of the month, so my stomach was in knots the days leading up to my appointment. Luckily, I had a wonderful surgeon and everything went smoothly. Ian took a few days off of work to keep me company while I recovered and even surprised me with a mini gingerbread house! While it hurt to laugh at this point, a few giggles snuck out while we were decorating our little masterpiece.

Month in Review: November, 2016

Month in Review: November, 2016

November was also the month that my grandma passed away. Her funeral was bittersweet as we reminisced about her life and took comfort that she is reunited with my grandpa. My grandma loved family gatherings and never passed up the chance to have a bit of fun. Therefore, having her funeral reception at the local bowling alley seemed fitting. Everyone gathered to share a meal, a story and a few laughs to celebrate her life.

Month in Review: November, 2016

Month in Review: November, 2016

Then, in a blink of an eye November came to a close. I usually feel a tinge of sadness while I flip the page over to the next month in our calendar, but to be honest, November was rough. I’m looking forward to setting the reset button and getting lost in December’s holiday spirit. So bring on the Christmas carols, cutout cookies, and twinkle lights!

Catch a glimpse of our month in the video below! We filmed one second every day in November!