Annual Apple Orchard Visit with the Kieke's

We have visited an apple orchard with our good friends and (old) neighbors, the Kieke's since the year I was pregnant with Ethan! This year we returned to an old favorite- Aamodt's Apple Farm in Stillwater, MN. 

This was us on our first trip to Aamodt's together! (I was very pregnant with Ethan)


Arizona Getaway!

When Anthony told us that he has won an award at work, we were of course very happy for him. However, when we found out that there was an awards ceremony in Phoenix Arizona and that we would be staying at the beautiful Marriott Desert Ridge we were super excited and decided to make it a family affair. We even brought Grandma Delene for some built in babysitting. I had never been to this area before and what a different and beautiful landscape the desert is. Ethan loved seeing all the cacti and desert animals and we all loved the warm weather. Besides the award event we took in the Phoenix zoo, a beautiful drive in South Mountain Park and the fancy Fashion Square Mall. We also enjoyed great food with friends Megan and Justin, who were also there. 

Phoenix zoo
 At our hotel

 view from our balcony

 Award night
 view from the top