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Wedding date out

Wedding date out

Jake’s cousin, Emily, and her fiancé, Blake, got hitched today! Jake rented a Volvo XC90 and we rode up to Brainerd and back in comfort. (There was actually enough headroom for Jake, which is a rare thing in vehicles.)

My parents watched the Shecklets and we came home to banana bread and 26 pounds of apples made into sauce!

4th bday party for #4

4th bday party for #4

We celebrated Shecklet #4 turning 4 with family and friends, cake and ice cream and temps in the 50s. Unheard of for MN in February. I thought the weather we had for Shecklet #2’s fourth birthday was amazing (when we celebrated outside) but today takes the cake – haha!

Just a few photos from the day.

Little nephew’s baptism day

Little nephew’s baptism day

We gathered to celebrate our nephew’s baptism this evening. He was surrounded by lots of love at the church and didn’t make a peep when the pastor poured the cool water on his head.

I love this picture for two main reasons: one, we’re all looking different directions (at different cameras) and two, because of the sweet kiss my SIL is giving her son. ❤

Xmas in MG 2015

Xmas in MG 2015

Lots of laughs and fun memories made today.  It was our niece’s first Xmas, which made it even more special.

Shecklet #4 received pink “sheeters” just like Nana.  Her big sister also received a purple pair.  Papa had to work hard to get the lenses out of the frames!  The girls had a lot of fun helping everyone else open their gifts. And the boys waited very patiently as we took turns pulling surprises out of our gift bags.

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2015 - 12 December 31 - 2015 Cimp Xmas on 1-1-162

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Pink or Blue?

Pink or Blue?

My brother and sister-in-law recently shared the exciting news that they are having a baby!  The new addition is slated to arrive in late July.  They had an ultrasound this week and found out if it is a girl or boy.  Keeping us in suspense a few days, they made a special trip to our house this afternoon to share cupcakes with us.  Topped with yellow frosting, we had to bite in to the middle to discover whether the filling was pink or blue.  Shecklet #2 was the first to make the discovery – PINK!  Shortly after Shecklet #2 reported what he found, Shecklet #3 piped in and said, “I hope mine is pink too!”  Lucky for her, it was 🙂

One money

One money

My cousin, Jared, was in town today to watch the Huskers cream the Gophers.  He was kind enough to share an extra ticket with Jake.  (He went knowing the Maroon & Gold really didn’t have much of a chance, but at least he got to check out the new stadium.)  After the game, we met the guys & my parents for dinner.  Once everyone was finished eating, the boys had to show Papa the gumball machine in the lobby of the restaurant.  They both came back with gumballs.  When asked how much they cost, Lincoln said, “they cost one money!”