My family

My family

Monday, June 5, 2017

Life Lately

Life around here lately has been CUH-RAZY!!

Spring in Minnesota means baby goslings.  I love love love watching these families as the babies grow.  We have three goose families that frequent the pond behind our house.  

Delanie's Senior activities have us running to the high school every other day.  She performed in the "pit" for this year's Center Stage production.  

On closing night, the Senior parents put on a show for the kids.  We sang songs with lyrics made up just for the kiddos and had a ball!  We were all holding emoji posters (see my rebel husband below).  What a fun night!

I've been working like a fiend on my Etsy shop (updates coming soon!).  Every time I sit down, I'm sketching designs, painting signs, updating social media......blah blah blah.

I never want to throw my design sketches away so I decided to make post cards out of them!  These babies will be headed to USO soldiers, families in need......anyone in need of some love.

We will have a FULL HOUSE starting next week so Jim and I have been maniacs about getting the house ready.  

Sweet Jimbo power-washed all week, stained the front porch, resurfaced the driveway......and a million more chores.  That guy is a keeper!

In true Type-A fashion, I have a calendar of chores that need to be done each and every day.  Highlights = Done!

Last but never least......Garrett and Maci adopted a new dog!!!  Her name is Skye and she is absolutely gorgeous!!  I can't wait to kiss her face off!!

Well friends, that's life lately at the Richardson house!

Stay tuned for details from the big family weekend coming up.  💜

Friday, June 2, 2017

Senior Shenanigans

Well friends.......Jim and I are about to have an empty nest. 

Delanie is officially a short-timer in Minnesota!

She is growing into such a wonderful young woman and we could not be more proud.  

This Spring was a busy time for our little girl.  

Take a peak at what she's been up to.....

First up......BAND BANQUET.  She has been so dedicated to band over the years that this was a super bittersweet night for her.  She gave a touching speech about how she wants to eventually return to Maple Grove and lead the band.  Her director - she calls him "Brownie" - choked up as he was announcing her Senior award.  

Delanie and the team of directors....

Delanie and her BFF, Amanda.

Showing off their 1st place trophy from the Minnesota Percussion Association competition.

Showing Mama some love...... 💙


I have to admit.....this one had me in tears.  She received an award for the most "letters" (for her school letter jacket)......she got 16!!! 

She also got the Senior Award for most outstanding leadership in the Senior class.

Finally.......SENIOR PROM!

Our independent free-spirit decided to buck tradition and wear a tux this year.  Because she could.  And why not?! 😎

Her beautiful band of misfits downtown Saint Paul.  


She got her official acceptance packet this week and could not have been more excited! 

The whole family is traveling 1000 miles north to watch this cutie graduate next week.  I can't wait to share all the photos with you!

We love you, Lanie Bob!! 😊