All in Mi Casa
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.
I’m not quite sure how it happened but my baby is 5 today! When I look back on the last five years i’m amazed when I think about how much Neva and I have been through and how much we have grown together.
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!
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.
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.
It has officially begun, our relocation to Guatemala is now in full swing. Albeit slightly different than planned…
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.
Monkey bars are the worst! Turns out the majority of injuries seen this time of year involve kids falling off monkey bars or trees.
It’s hard to compete with a classic beef burger but these Greek Turkey Burgers just might be my favorite way to have a burger.
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.
To the man who always has my back. Who calls me out when I need to drink a class of water or go on a run. To the father who is always willing to let the girls climb on him or play tea party. Today we honor you.
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.
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.
We are always on the look out for fast and delicious vegetarian meal options. These crispy vegetarian tacos with black beans are super easy and each family member can have their taco be a little different.
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.
How we choose to decorate homes and what we surround ourselves with tells more about who we are and then we even realize. I’m one of those people that loves seeing other peoples spaces. Today we are giving you a peak into one room in our home. Enjoy a look inside our home to the girls adorable playroom.
Mothers day is this weekend! That’s right Sunday folks. If you still don’t know what to get your mom or spouse than I am here to help. Today I’m sharing with you all what I really want for mothers day. (Joe pay attention)