Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Monday, April 30, 2012

A shiner

Our little black-eyed pea...

Not sure what happened, Addie thinks her brother threw a rock at her. Jackson denies it. I am at a loss.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inaugural boat trip

We were able to get the boat out for a bit tonight. We had a little engine trouble that will need to be looked into. But we made it out for dinner on the boat. The kids loved it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


When I was a little girl I often went on car rides, for entertainment, with my grandparents. I have so many memories of those times, sitting between them in the big red truck with the camper on the back. It was a glorious time.

When Ron and I were first dating we went on a car ride through the hills of Afton, MN. When he drove through the town I immediately recognized the little ice cream parlor as Selma's, the place that my grandparents would stop on some of these various rides. Selma's had been around since the early 1900s, when the place was established in an existing nineteenth-century wooden clapboard building. It is thought to be the oldest ice cream parlor in Minnesota.

I told Ron that we must stop for ice cream. I got Maple Nut, not because it was my favorite but because it's what my grandpa would have ordered. And on my way out of Selma's licking my maple nut cone, the tears started to fall. I shared with Ron the good memories I had of ice cream at Selma's with my grandparents, walking to the park across the street to enjoy our cones on the park benches.

 A couple years later Selma's went dark. The owners couldn't afford the little parlor anymore and it went into foreclosure and then purchased by a bank. The building was for sale with an asking price of $299,000. Of course I romanticized about buying the shop and serving up ice cream for a living, raising my family at Selma's.

This year it was purchased at cleaned up and opened by a new family. The grand opening was this weekend and I thought it was so fitting to load the kids up in the car for ice cream at Selma's and a drive through Afton, so that's what we did. We asked the grandmas to join us and I had a wonderful time going down memory lane again. And the kids... well the kids, they enjoyed the ice cream! Addie tasted multiple flavors deciding that chocolate was her favorite and Jackson was perfectly happy with his "Superman" ice cream flavor.

Monday, April 16, 2012


I hated to get Addie's hair cut but I knew it would look so much better. I was right...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Saturday

Kids are trying kumquats for the first time. Addie loves them. Jackson does not.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter in Photos

Good Morning!

"I heard a cupboard open in the middle of the night so it must be in a cupboard"

I need a little help.


Handsome, silly boy

So cute!

I want this egg!

Egg Hunt

Being silly

Monday, April 9, 2012

The proof

So I set out to go from couch to 5K in 3 weeks and I accomplished my goal.  I hadn't planned on rushing the goal but decided that running my first 5K on my wedding anniversary with my husband would be a great way to celebrate.  It felt wonderful to be able to complete something I didn't think I'd be capable of.  I've tried running here and there over the years but I never stuck to it.  I hope to make more goals over the course of this summer and stick to them.

Here is the proof!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tomorrow is race day!!


Lately I have been going for a run as soon as I get home from work. I can do three miles and end up at Jackson's school. Then Jackson and I walk the mile back home together. It has been a very nice treat for both of us. On Fridays Addie makes the trip too on the jogger stroller.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012