The Weekend

As I’m sitting here typing this, Carver says to me: “Why do you type on your computer every night?” Can you imagine how difficult it is to explain what a blog is to a three year old? How can I explain that upwards of 2,000-3,000 people read about him and his life every day? I just tell him I like to write stories about life 🙂

I’m feeling better than I did last night. I felt bad, when Craig finally did come home and settle in bed I did what any immature and young wife would do and resent him for not being home more while he is home. The night ended with a sincere apology, recognition of how unfair I was being, and a promise to do better today.

We had an awesome weekend – it was GREAT. We’ve made a few new rules regarding if and when we can see family now that some of the restrictions of COVID 19 have been lifted in our area. We all miss each other so much and after some thought I don’t think I’ve been inside my mom’s house for almost 2 months – by far the longest in my almost 25 years on earth. So we’ve decided cousins can see each other and see Grandmas. We’ve also lessened the restrictions on Craig’s family as well and the boys will head over to see Grandma Debbie and Papa Kevin on Sunday (they are so so so excited!!!)

Here are just a few highlights from the weekend in no particular order:

Adventures are NOT cancelled! We went to one of our favorite spots in Decorah: Dunnings Springs. Mom wanted to see some new scenery on our daily walk and we have always frequented Dunnings Springs growing up. It is a beautiful park with a waterfall and hiking trails and you can walk on the stairs all the way to the mouth of the waterfall/the spring.

I have such fond memories of going there growing up, in high school, when I was dating Craig, and now with my own boys. I ran through Fareway and picked up a few snackies for a picnic. Mom and Carver were far more adventurous than Gannon and I. It’s tough hauling an extra 30 pounds around on hiking trails! (and then carrying Gannon! Haha just kidding)

Here are a few pics:

I dusted off the bike and the bike trailer! We rode this baby ALL over town when I was just newly pregnant with Gannon. We had so much fun with this bike trailer I found at a garage sale (mine and Craig’s bike too) and it has been too long since I’ve gotten it out!

It was SO HARD to ride on completely flat tires all the way over to mom’s house to get the part to fill up the tires (I didn’t know they were THAT flat until we had gotten halfway) and I thought I was THAT out of shape! Ha! Anyway, it’s back up and running and as you can tell it got a lot of use this weekend:

We spent even more time with my mom – she came over on Saturday and helped out with some yard work and we had a grand old time. We ordered Riverside after a long day of hard work after the burn ban was lifted, we raked and burned leaves, picked up sticks, and got the lawn ready to be mowed.

Carver was a VERY hard worker despite his ability to keep clothes on. He made sure to keep telling us “We are working so hard! I’m such a hard worker!” and he really was. He has a little tiny red wheelbarrow and he ran all over the yard doing whatever mom or I told him to do. He was very good around the fire and he was actually a huge help – so was my mom. Thanks mommy!

I’ve got a ton more to tell you all about the weekend but Craig just walked through the door! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you all tomorrow!



  1. Colleen
    May 5, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    Lol! Littles and clothes! The other weekend my almost 4 yo niece came out the house with no clothes on to play with her water table. Lol!

  2. Susan the Farm Quilter
    May 5, 2020 / 8:05 pm

    I love how Carver is in his underwear and your mom has long pants and a sweatshirt over her t-shirt!! That’s me, always cold! Glad you had such a great weekend!

  3. Linda in NE
    May 7, 2020 / 2:14 am

    We’ve kind of lightened up on the strict social distancing too (though my husband never subscribed to it. Ha). I hadn’t seen the two youngest grandchildren for about two months. Last Friday when it was so nice and warm, though windy, we went up to Yankton where our DIL has her camper and took the kids fishing. They had a great time and so did we. Last night my women’s club actually had a meeting. We all feel healthy, haven’t been exposed to anyone positive and there were only four of us attending so we felt safe enough spacing out in the meeting area. Had such a good visit…it was almost 11:30 when I got home. We NEED a little bit of normal!

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