Napa with the Gal Pals!

July 28, 2018

This trip was SO MUCH FUN! Napa with girls was such a blast! Laughs and cries and eating and drinking all weekend long. So many fun memories with my gal pals! PLUS, indulged in ALL THE WINE AND FOOD. We ate and drank our way through Napa!

We started pretty easy after our arrival, with a couple glasses of wine at Jessup Cellars then devoured dinner at Ad Hoc, my favorite! I love the family feast style of dinner and everything was SO GOOD. Plus we had a Failla pinot noir, and that was one of my favorite wineries we visited last time I went to Napa (see that post here)!

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4th of July // 2018

July 5, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!! Happy Birthday America! We celebrated at Lake Madison and had a fun celebration staying up late watching fireworks, eating 28 bomb pops (red white and blue, duh!), and swimming in the lake! Such a fun holiday! The kids loved saying “Happy Birthday America!!!” every time they saw a flag :)

Here’s our 4th of July in photos!

Bomb pops = favorite popsicle

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Farm-to-Fork Dinner with Hungry for Truth

June 26, 2018

That time of year for the Hungry for Truth Farm-to-Fork dinner again! I really look forward to this event every year (it was the 3rd annual!) and this year surely blew me away again! It’s a spectacularly beautiful event filled with engaging conversations and mouth-watering food.

Hungry for Truth is an initiative from South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council designed to open conversations about food between South Dakotan consumers and the farmers who passionately grow it. Their goal for this event is to have open, honest conversations about how our food is raised and its safety and to provide a night where farmers and consumers get to meet and discuss anything and everything about farming, produce, and food safety. Truly a unique experience getting to know the farmers who feed us!

This year’s event was held at the gorgeous Meadow Barn right outside of Sioux Falls. It has the perfect indoor and outdoor flow and was great for the hot windy weather we had! The Event Company designed the space and the combination of eucalyptus and florals were GOOOORGEOUS!

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Faye Turns One!

June 16, 2018

Happy FIRST birthday my wittle babay Faye. Sweet little angel child! We love her so much and she has completed our family with her sweet smily consta-grin. And now she’s ONE! What a year as a family of five and seeing all of our kids grow up – Faye definitely grew up the fastest! June 13th at 4:40am, 10 lbs 3 oz seems like just yesterday!! Goodness! Forget how big she was! WHEW! See her birth story here

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