Celebration Saturday

Submitted by Bethany on Sat, 06/17/2017 - 20:45

June 17th, 2017

Today I went to Des Moines for two celebrations!  First was Bridget's Bridal Shower.  She is getting married in September, and came down from Chicago for the weekend for the shower.   It was so good to see her!

Me and Bridget


After the shower I went out to dinner with  my family for Father's Day! 

Blue Apron Trial

Submitted by Bethany on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 20:34

June 16th, 2017

My Blue Apron free trial came today!  I've always been curious about these things, but never wanted to shell out the 60 bucks just to try it.  So when someone offered up a free trial I was all about that.  

Blue Apron box


Let Down

Submitted by Bethany on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 20:32

June 15th, 2017

After having the kids for 10 days and a packed day yesterday, today was kind of blah.  So blah I didn't even take a picture.  Sometimes we just ave one of those days! 

XOXO, Bethany

Zoo Day!

Submitted by Bethany on Wed, 06/14/2017 - 22:03

June 14th, 2017

Today we went up to Minnesota to go to the Zoo for Alexyss' birthday.  It was so much fun!  

Group photo with buffalo


Wear Dress Tuesday #22

Submitted by Bethany on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:49

June 13th, 2017

Today is a crazy busy day with the kids still here and getting ready for the sale tonight.  But these flowers out front made me smile!

Purple flowers

Purple is definitely my favorite color these days. 

Also it was Wear A Dress Tuesday!


Submitted by Bethany on Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:32

June 12th, 2017

Just before AC this year I realized that Sarah and I met exactly five years ago at Annual Conference!  We instantly clicked that weekend, and have been close friends ever since.  So today over lunch we celebrated our anniversary with lunch at Zombie Burger.  We let Heather and Ben crash with us, then after we did some shopping around the East Village.  I couldn't afford anything at Raygun, but I did snap this gem: 

Just a Couple of Unicorns

Submitted by Bethany on Sun, 06/11/2017 - 21:59

June 11th, 2017

This morning at conference was the Ordering Service, aka when people get commissioned or ordained.  It was our first year with our  new Bishop and while I liked her before, this service made me fall in love.  It was beautiful, meaningful, poignant - the Bishop washed the feet of each person who was commissioned and each ordinand.  Sarah and I were a bit jealous, wishing our services had been as amazing.  And on top of all of that, the service actually done early!  No small miracle compared to previous years. 


Submitted by Bethany on Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:56

June 10th, 2017

Today I got to twin with Sarah at Annual Conference!  We both got lots of compliments, and it was super fun to match all day!

Twinning bee leggings


These bee leggings are the best!

XOXO, Bethany

Packing for Conference

Submitted by Bethany on Fri, 06/09/2017 - 21:16

June 9th, 2017

Today I go to Des Moines for the start of Annual Conference tomorrow!  For the last three years in a row, Sarah and I have shared a hotel room - always ending up at the Holiday Inn despite trying for other venues.  This particular hotel does not have a complimentary breakfast, so we buy bagels and cream cheese to eat in the room. 

Every year, I have wished for a toaster for my bagel.  I love toasted bagels, while untoasted are very "bleh" to me.  So this year, after three years of wanting a toaster, I decided to do something about it!

Reading at the Beach

Submitted by Bethany on Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:18

June 8th, 2017

This afternoon was amazing.   I was going to take the kids to the pool, but when Joel got his haircut, Melissa told him about the beach out at Bushy Creek State Park.  We decided to head there instead, for free!  It. Was. Awesome.