All in Mi Casa

15 Questions for Introspection: L'Shana Tovah

Sundown tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, (The Jewish New Year), which makes this Sunday meditation deeper than other weeks. This year I have put together 15 questions to ask myself and I thought I’d share them with you. So grab a notebook and sit down with the space and emotions that surround you.

Joe's Thoughts on Living In Guatemala Thus Far

It’s just under 2 months since I arrived in Guatemala and the “honeymoon” is sadly over. That period of time when it still felt as if we were here on vacation has now come to a close. With the girls in school 5 days a week and Adrienne taking Spanish classes, the time has come for me to settle into a routine for full-time living in Guatemala.

My Two Favorite Food Bloggers

Sometimes coming up with new meal plans week to week can feel monotonous. When I’m looking to spice up our weekly menu with something new I head to the internet for inspiration. Here are my two favorite food bloggers who constantly inspire and motivate me to eat healthy and most importantly enjoy my food. And it so happens that they’re both Minnesotan!

The Adventure Begins...

As I’m writing this I’m sitting in my living room in Guatemala City over looking beautiful mountains and volcanos…somebody pinch me! I can’t believe this is my life right now. It has been just over a week since Neva and I arrived to Guatemala to join Joe and Adilia on our year adventure and what a busy week it has been.

The Perfect Gin & Tonic

I love a good gin cocktail and nothing beats the classic Gin & Tonic. It’s my go to summer drink and in honor of making it through my first week home alone with Neva I thought I’d cheers to Friday with a cocktail.

Handling Anxiety During Uncertainty

I am a person who likes lists, control and order. These are at times helpful tools however they also can be symptoms of my anxiety. My need for control can turn my type A personality to unhealthy habits where I over work myself to quiet my brain. Let me tell you from experience…This. Does. Not. Work. Over working myself means i’m giving myself no down time. No time to feel what I’m feeling. think what i’m thinking. or heaven forbid acknowledge i’m overwhelmed and might need to (gulp) ask someone for help.

5 Summer Date Ideas

Sometimes the hardest part about date night can be figuring out what to do and falling into the same old routine. To jumpstart your summer date nights we’ve come up with 5 easy and fun ideas that will have you giggling and hopefully ending the night the way all date nights should end.

Summer Bucket List

Summer in the midwest is a sacred time. Lasting only a few short months we always want to take advantage of all our city has to offer in the warmer months.

This summer our bucket list is a little unique since its also our list of things to do before we move. Because of this we created a bucket list with two sides. One for adults and one for kids.

Our Big Move

For as long as we've been dating, Adrienne and I have always talked about whether we should try living somewhere else. Someway somehow, those conversations never extended past the first 24 hours. This time around though, we've decided we don't want to look back, the way we do now, and regret not having taken the leap.

What We're Listening To: Neva's Playlist

Confession time: we don’t listen to baby shark! I've always avoided playing kids music for Neva. And yes, we have had days where ‘Let it go’ has played on repeat for hours; however, most days are filled with music I want to listen to and Neva telling me: “add this to my playlist mama”. For Neva, a good song is something she can perform dramatically to or has a great beat for driving with the windows down. If you’re looking for some songs to add into your rotation, try Neva’s current favorites. They will be a hit for the kids and adults alike.