2015 Minnesota and Wisconsin Trip
These two kiddos got read for a 6 hour drive to visit family with smiles and excitement! (The way there it was calm... the drive home we were all a little tired and I know I raised my voice a couple times... I'm working on it!)
We arrived in my small hometown and took a walk. First we went to the main landmark that I remember spending many hours at as a child, the windmill. There was a creek behind it that I would go catch crayfish often with other friends.
We continued on our walk to the cemetery to see the flowers my dad planted at my mom's grave. It is important for me to take my kids there so they know they can ask questions about there grandma or I can just tell them a new story every time. Over the last few months I have realized the passing of my mom at the age of 18 has shaped my thinking quite a bit. I am always trying to plan more and more activities for my kids and take a ton of pictures and ultimately make as many memories as possible. When you lose your mom at a young age you cherish each and every memory you have and love when other family members share stories about her!