Saturday, July 6, 2013

Catching Up

You haven't heard from me in awhile...but we made it.  We made it to Minnesota!  We loaded up a very small, and very tightly packed (thanks to my dad) Budget Rental truck and we left Montana June 1st. The girls and I flew, Mace and my dad in the moving truck and our car.

In some ways it feels like we've been here forever, and in others it feels like we're just on vacation and Montana is still waiting for us to come home.  It may always feel like that.  Its okay to have two place that feel like fact we're lucky we do.

We have been soaking up love into every crevice of our bodies from our families here.

It is thrilling to see my parents, sisters, brother, nieces, and Mace's aunt & uncle with so much regularity.  We all feel a bit spoiled.  We are all okay with that.

I will fess up about something.  I was over the moon at the prospect of moving so close to my family, but wasn't excited about living in Minnesota itself.  I embraced the small town life of Missoula with such a fervor I couldn't imagine living any place bigger.  The Twin Cities is much much bigger.  I was worried about all the driving, and all the people, and all the bigness of everything.  My biggest surprise about moving here is how much I love the place. There is a whole new world that has opened up for us.  There are so many things to do and see and so many opportunities that were not available in Missoula.  I am happy here.

My girls seem happy here too.  We got to play with 6 week old puppies at my parent's friend's house, the girls were sorta thrilled about it.

There are new parks to explore...

The Children's Museum had a Dora the Explorer exhibit.  WHAT?!?

Catching up with old BFFs and watching our children love each other...

Baking an obscene amount of goodies...

Slowly we are finding a groove here. I want to find a blogging groove and get back to posting more recipes here. Hold me to that okay?

Happy Saturday!  Enjoy this glorious day!


  1. So good to hear from you again! Just yesterday I was on your blog hoping for an update on your move and maybe a yummy new recipe or two :-) Your baking looks as delicious as ever ~ can't wait for you to find your "blogging groove" again!! (I will also be heading to the big state of Minnesota in a week for a family vacation and can't wait to get there ;-)

  2. Ohhhhh it looks like you guys are doing so amazing!!!! I love all the stuff you've been getting to do, and omg your girls COULD NOT be any cuter!

  3. You have been up to so much and could not look happier :)
    Your updates are always wonderful!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Your family appears to be bursting with Joy! I'm so happy to hear from you because I was getting a little worried. not that you hadn't made it but that you had decided not to post anymore and not tell us. I made your pizza sauce last weekend and thought of you. I will probably do that every time I make it from now on. The babies have grown so much! Take care and enjoy getting settled but first up MUST be that wonderful cake - I must know how to make it! :) xoxoxo


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