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Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

Door County Wedding Planning

We just got back from an amazing Wisconsin vacation. Alex and I are so thankful we got to see a lot of friends and family in some of our favorite places (Madison and Door County).

The week started out FREEZING and someone (me) only packed swimsuits and sundresses. Luckily, the rest of the vacation turned out to have much better weather.

We enjoyed the terrace and farmers’ market in Madison. Then we spent a week wedding planning and relaxing in Door County.

Must Love Dogs

Benny at the local dog park; he loves to swim!

We were so happy to host some Madison friends this past week for an overnight on their move out west.  The added bonus was that they brought their amazing puppy with them. This dog is Benny’s mini-me, same expressions and mannerisms, just half the size.

I’ve had Benny since he was just 7 weeks old and I can’t imagine my life without him, he is my child.  I love that Benny sleeps until we force him to go outside in the morning, he loves to swim but still refuses to jump off the dock, and he is perfect every time we complete the 12 hour drive back to Wisconsin.  I will never understand how anyone could not love dogs.

We didn’t want our visitors to leave.
Murray and Benny

(Originally written July 21, 2013)

Wisconsin Weekend

This was the first whirlwind Wisconsin trip of the summer and it was certainly worth the drive.

Brewer Game


We started the weekend by grilling out with my Dad and some of his friends before meeting up with some of the Pewaukee gang. I am so happy I got to see my Grandpa whose 90th birthday I will unfortunately be missing later this summer.  We also got to catch up with close friends who won’t be back in the country for awhile as they travel to Africa and South America.

Summertime Makes Me Feel Good

This past week felt like summer had finally arrived after all the rain and cold weather we had the previous week. I won’t complain about the rain though since we don’t have a fire ban yet, it just isn’t summer without campfires.

I am getting into the swing of summer by sleeping past 7 am and getting items checked off my to-do list that I never got to during the school year.  I’m also spending time outside reading (for pleasure!) lapping up as much sun as my vitamin D-deprived body can take.