Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

saddle up for mimi’s birthday party [warning: picturous overloadious]

Mimi is growing up. However, she’s my only child who seems to revel in childhood whereas the other two want to grow up as fast as they can. Objectionable noises and smells regularly come from her, and Mimi’s never embarrassed to claim them. Mimi is absolutely my loudest kid with her operatic singing and other […]

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

frozen visitors

My mom and her fiancĂ© Les left their warm, beachy sanctuary to brave a South Dakota winter the week before last. And boy did they get a real taste! The night that they arrived their drive from Sioux Falls was nearly a whiteout. The next day had a high of negative temps and blustering winds. […]

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

hawley jolly christmas

I know…that title is chock full of cheesiness, but I had to do it at some point. You get that, right? It has been low key and full of routine around the Hawley household this past month which accounts for the lack of updates. Mike always has ideas for me to blog about such as […]

Sunday, December 8th, 2013


It probably won’t be difficult to guess where we went for Thanksgiving this year. You guessed it…MINNESOTA! That’s the nice thing about where we live now because we can travel there each year for the holiday. And this year was no different. However, a few things changed. Mike’s sister Jenni and her entire family traveled […]

Friday, November 1st, 2013

all hallow’s eve – 2013

Our Halloween tradition continues. We met up with our Watertown friends to go trick-or-treating around their neighborhood. Now that Mike has an office in Aberdeen (an hour and a half away from Watertown) on Tuesdays/Thursdays, we had to do some planning ahead. Otherwise, it would have been too late to get out. Annie decided months […]