Monday, June 20, 2016

Father's Day 2016

I am thankful for my dad and the godly example he has been over the years. I saw this quote yesterday and wanted to share it. 

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."  -Billy Graham

Fathers have very important roles in their children's lives, even if they don't realize it. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Yesterday, June 17, 2016, a dear friend and sweet young lady went to be with Jesus. After almost a year of battling cancer, she is now cancer-free and pain-free, and is with her Savior. She will be missed by so many. 

Last night, the sky was lit up in a beautiful sunset. Abby's theme was orange because that is the color for Luekemia. Here are a couple pictures I took and added some quotes to. 

Look at that orange! 


Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer is Here!

Yesterday was the start of summer for me! Parade season always seems to kick-off the summer for me and we walked in our first parade of the year (many more to come) for our state senator last night. I always enjoy walking in the parades and seeing all the people. We have met so many people through politics and it is always fun to see them!

All in all, yesterday was a great day. We started the day off by going to our state capitol. Franklin Graham's Decision America tour was finally in MN! It was a great rally with over 6,300 people attending!

Franklin Graham encouraged people to:

It was also fun to see friends from around the state at this event, too. We saw senators, representatives, and candidates that are running for office come to this event and rally together as fellow believers. Truly a blessing to see!
Me and my sister by the tour bus!

Screen shot of their website:

Screen shot of the pictures they posted on Facebook. Look at that crowd! 

Franklin Graham

The crowd

The trailer

By the bus

Our Capitol is undergoing construction

After the rally, we headed home so we could get to the parade and stopped at Dairy Queen for a treat. After the parade, we also stopped at DQ! (We hadn't eaten supper and it was late and the only thing open!) Just another sign of summer in MN!

What are the signs of summer for you? Is it finally here for you?


The last couple weeks…

I started writing this about a week ago and things just got so busy! The post was going to be titled:

Creating, celebrating, and campaigning

Creating –
·         ~Homemade bibs for a silent auction
·         ~Decorated flip-flops for a silent auction
·         ~Gifts for all the birthdays this summer
·         ~Baking
·         ~Made a fairy house
·         ~Making graphic designs for an organization that I was volunteering with

Celebrating –
·        ~ My younger sister’s birthday
·         ~One of my nephew’s birthday
·         ~One of my niece’s birthday
·         ~One of my niece’s first communion
·         ~And planning other celebrations for the summer

Campaigning –
·        ~ Organizing 3 parades (for this weekend and many more for the summer)
·         ~Planning a campaign kick-off event
·         ~Doing a huge fundraiser mailing

I think there were a few other things we did in the last couple weeks because we were busy every day, but too many things to remember to write them all! I am enjoying the start of summer and looking forward to many more memories!

What are your plans for the summer?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Here is a picture of our flag flying today:

~~~ Did you know? ~~~

We celebrate Flag Day in the United States on June 14 because we are commemorating the adoption of our flag, which happened on June 14th, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

National Donut Day 6/3/2016

Because it was national donut day yesterday, we had to have donuts! 

(The picture is a little blurry, but we had to have some proof of the moment!)