Happy Holidays!


Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year!
(with a few other photos for your enjoyment below)


Winter is upon us here in Eastern Iowa. Scott tried out the new snowthrower (yes, you read that right…snowTHROWER…just like it said on the box) and we’ve both decided it was the best money we have ever spent at Costco.

Epic Thanksgiving Extravaganza

It has been a busy few days. We hosted (a very large) Thanksgiving at our house this year. My parents, Jess’s parents, Joanna, little Sam, Ben, his parents, his sisters, a friend or two, my aunt and uncle and brother came to the turkey celebration in our new basement (the only area large enough for that many people). Ben smoked a turkey and we fried a turkey in the back yard. Thankfully (ha! get it? Thanksgiving… thankful?) it was a nice day to stand over a turkey fryer. I believe we also had some smoked ham mixed in there for good measure. I think everyone had a good time, and we all ate too much!

On Black Friday, we went to the Iowa Nebraska football game. The weather from the previous day unfortunately did not hold. It was a blustery cold day in Kinnick, and the Hawks did not pull off the upset that we had hoped… oh well, there’s always next year.

Check out the photos (and turkey-frying video) below.

Relay for Life 2012

This year I am again participating in Relay for Life, an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society to raise money that helps communities across the world celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Please consider donating to my Relay for Life Team, Heart & Sole, and help us create a world with more birthdays!

If you would like to honor, remember, or support a cancer survivor at the Relay for Life event on June 15, be sure to check out the luminaria page.

Thank you for your support!