Celebrate Friendsgiving

Disclosure: I received an Oven Ready Turkey from Jennie-O. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.

Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey

I’m not sure how Friendsgiving originated. Whenever I hear the word, I am reminded of every Thanksgiving episode of, “Friends.” We planned a weekend at a cabin with six of our friends this year and decided it was the perfect time to celebrate¬†Friendsgiving. No one managed to get their head stuck inside a turkey, but we still had a good time! One thing that made this a little easier was the Oven Ready Turkey from Jennie-O.

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Nothing Like a Girls’ Weekend!

Rachel and Kristin - Nothing Like a Girls' Weekend
Photo courtesy Rachel Habegger

Two things that my husband and I have learned in our marriage is that it’s important to have time alone and it’s important to have time with friends. He has an annual camping trip with his high school friends that they excitedly plan each year. I have my fun weekend with Rachel, of To Hab & To Hold, that I look forward to each summer. I had so much fun spending the other weekend in the Twin Cities with Rachel and her family. These weekends never disappoint – there’s nothing like a girls’ weekend!

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When God Taps You on the Shoulder

I’ve been working hard on being a better listener. For me, that meant finding a church that I could call my home and not being anonymous there. I tried and failed twice to join a small group (Hubster’s night schedule is a little insane), but Hubster and I actually just finished one together. The key ingredient: they offered childcare! I wanted to find a church and get involved so that I wasn’t just an anonymous face. I wanted people to notice when I wasn’t there. Accountability, friendships, the feeling that our family was “settled” somewhere.

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Our Bloggy Con ’14 Adventure!

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Things got a little quiet around here late last week as I prepared for Bloggy Conference ’14. My friend and roomie was unable to attend, so Hubster decided to take Friday off and make the 9-hour drive to Ohio with me! We dropped the kids off at with their grandparents and embarked on the longest road trip we’ve ever taken as a couple. I’ll freely admit that while we enjoyed the time together, we did not enjoy sitting in the car for that long! Flying might have been more expensive, but it just might be worth it when a 9-hour trip turns into 10 long hours on the road.

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