Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It's a BOY

Crosby Alan Endres
6 lb. 2 oz.  18.5 in

Crosby arrived exactly 3 weeks early. Forever the sweetest reminder that sometimes the very best plans are the ones you never even made. 

Let the adventure begin!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Latest Recipe Finds

Here are some dinner ideas I have recently tried and have loved lately.

 My go-to Mac & Cheese 

This is a perfect Sunday dinner. I prep all the veggies and throw it in the crockpot with the other ingredients. Jeff loves the Olive Garden soup, so I also added 1lb. ground beef at the same time as the noodles (about 30 minutes before we are ready to eat). 

  Next time, I would add more corn and less celery as a personal preference. It also needed a little more seasoning so I would add more salt & pepper for taste.


If you have any quick & easy dinners that you love, be sure to share them below! I would love to hear what is on your dinner menu. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

BOOK-IT Christmas Edition

I love reading festive holiday books during December. This year was no different. My favorites were Holiday Spice & Merry and Bright.
Also look at this big beautiful Christmas tree they have at my library.  I was really amazed by its size, I just had to take a picture of it!

Dad's Birthday

My dad's birthday is the day after Christmas.  Normally we always see a movie at the theatre as a family.  However, this year we didn't see any movies that jumped out at us, so we changed plans a bit. Mom worked till noon and then my parents & brother drove to Madison and we had a delicious lunch at The Great Dane. Afterwards, they came to our house to open up presents & sing Happy Birthday to Dad.   
It was nice to have my family up in Madison to see our house all festive in Christmas decorations!


Another year, another wonderful Christmas. And I am so sad it's over! I hope you all had an amazing holiday week filled with lots of love & happiness.
On Christmas Eve, we packed our car & drove to Mukwonago. We went to 4pm church and after we had hors d'oeuvres & mini cheesecakes for dessert!
On Christmas morning we woke up early and opened up gifts.
After presents, we had breakfast and then had to quick get dressed & pack and then head back to Madison to get to the farm by 1pm. We stayed till dark catching up with Jeff's side.
We were so exhausted by the time we actually got home! 

While I am so sad this week is coming to an end, we are SO excited for the new year and everything that 2018 may bring!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Schmidt Christmas 2017

The Schmidt Christmas was held at my parent's house this year on December 16th. Jeff & I hadn't been able to make it the last 2 years, so it was worked it out nicely this year. Mom did such a nice job decorating the house even with her crazy work schedule. It felt so festive! 

Jeff helped my mom out after dinner & made Brandy Alexanders for dessert (along with all the Christmas cookies)!

Hope you all had the Merriest of Christmases! xo

Sunday, December 3, 2017


We drove to Mukwonago on Thanksgiving morning and ate by noon.  My mom had to leave for work by 3:30 and we left around the same time to drive back to Madison & put up our Christmas tree at night.  We did not venture out to any stores to shop.
Jeff actually made these pumpkin pies from scratch using his mom's recipe. I was very impressed he wanted to tackle this and they turned out perfect for his first pie making!