Saturday, December 24, 2011

review: my year

What a year this has been. Full of trials to be sure, but a lot of awesomeness, too. 
Some of the highlights were trips to the farmers market, going to England & Paris, Duluth, the Minnesota State fair, and the Packers & Vikings game, the sock hop-just to name a few. 

Some of you may have noticed I haven't blogged much lately.  Partially it's being busy, but another part is lack of inspiration. I'm working on the inspiration part, so we'll see if I'm not blogging more in the future. 

But for now I'll leave you with the highlights of my year. :)

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Farmers' Market 

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One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is go tot the farmers' market. I just love seeing all the different things for sale and the bright array of flowers.

I remember this was such a fun day with my mom. I also got some sugar-free ice cream on this day too. It was hard not eating the whole container in one sitting. ;)

Now onto England & France. You can read about my 5 posts here

emily & I
What can I say about this trip? This was the trip of a lifetime, and I'm so glad I was able to spend it with my mom and sister. 

a week in Paris. Let's just say I'd pack my bags and go there today, if I had the chance.


One of my favorite day trips. I've been noticing how a lot of these posts were during the summer. Must be because I have free time then. 

minnesota state fair
this day is always a highlight of my summer. I'm not sure what makes it so magical, but to me it's such a fun day to spend with my family eating junk food. 

packers vs. vikes
This was my second year of going. Total blast! But it definitely helps when you're team is the best.

Our 4-H sock hop 

This year I was on the planning committee and my idea for the theme of our banquet was a sock hop. All in all I'd say it was a hit. 

I would have to say this has been a most fabulous year. Maybe even the best ever?? (I think I say that every year, though.)

Happy New Year! 

Merry Christmas from Lacey

It's hard to believe that Christmas eve is tomorrow! 
For a while, it seems like it will never come, but here it is. 
Time flies when you're having fun, they say.

If Lacey (aka Rudolph) sent out a Christmas card, this is what it would look like. ;)


xoxo, Leah & Rudolph the Red Nosed pup Reindeer.

Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011


A month or so ago, my mom & I walked into a sporting goods store.  They were having a big sale on skis.  My mom was looking for some new skis, and I came along for something to do.  I had tried skiing last year and I had lots of fun.  I wasn’t particularly interested in buying skis…Until… Well, let’s just say we had a good salesman (who was a pro skier himself) and the next thing I knew, I was the proud owner of some cross country skis.

To make a long story short, my mom, sister & I are all signed up for the Kortelopet ski race next February, in Hayward (we went last year when my cousin participated in the Birkie).  I am very excited- to say the least. :)  Yesterday we got the conformation postcards in the mail.  Yay!

We got some more snow today, let’s hope we get more soon!