Monday, September 19, 2016


Before anything else, I want to ask for prayers for my community this morning. On Saturday evening, a man dressed as a security guard walked through our local mall and stabbed nine victims. An off-duty police officer happened to be there, and shot the assailant, and fortunately all of the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and are all home and safe. I live in a small Midwest town. Sadly, in this day and age, while something like this shakes you to the core and immediately had me reaching for my cell phone to make sure my mom and sister were okay, it is becoming reality. So if you could, say a prayer for peace, acceptance, and love. In the past ten years there has been a large divide with new immigration to our area, and it is only getting worse. Pray for realization that one person's actions do not reflect an entire community. Pray for open-mindedness and goodness from those who were born and raised here. Just say a prayer. It is so much better to love than to hate.

On a happier note, we had our second kids-free night since Lincoln was born on Saturday! We had the wedding of a family friend, and the weather was PERFECT. Like 70 and sunny with a light breeze, chilly once the sun went down, absolute perfection. It was at a golf course, and just a super fun night. I had the best time with two of my sisters-in-law, and left off the night feeling so lucky to have married into the family that I did. Mike's sister talked the shop boy into lending is a cart to check out the front nine, so we had a fun ride before dinner!
 I also got to catch up with a dear friend who I have not seen in a while, and it was a total highlight of the weekend. Lots of moves were busted on the dance floor, especially after the guys had a few drinks to loosen up ;-)
The wedding favors were little jars of homemade jam. My husband may have taken a mini cheesecake wrapper, filled it with table butter, and topped it with jam. And then had our friend offer it to a girl at another table. #manchild I will let you imagine the look on the poor girls face when she took a bite! 

On Sunday, Mike and I snuck off to breakfast just the two of us before picking up our boys. During nap time I did a week's worth of laundry (fun!), made some apple crisp, and got ready for the new week. 

We had a fish fry at my in-laws for dinner, and capped off the night with Mike watching the Vikings. I obviously crashed before it ended ;-)
And just like that, it is Monday again! Here's to a fast and happy week!
Linking up with Biana today!


  1. I heard about the stabbing on the news! My niece lives there. So glad no one was killed!

  2. I heard about the mall stabbing on the news. Such a sad, sad world these days. I live in Charlotte and we've obviously been having a rough time too.

    On a happier note, your dress is beautiful! And I'm drooling over the apple crisp. Yum!


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