We made it!!  Winter is over (looks around for wood to knock on)!  It seems I went into hibernation mode and hid from this blog while winter was still here. I felt I had no good news to report.  It was the eternal winter here.  Might have had to do something with that Queen Elsa from Frozen (we may have watched that movie far too many times this winter??).  Anyway, lets recap.  Its nice to look back now that I can look out the window and no longer see snow.  Well, actually, if i look out certain windows I can still see it, but thats neither here nor there.  So this is back in March I believe.  Bit drifty there!

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But the drift made for a goodly sized snow fort.

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We continued to work on house projects so that required that our favorite worker Gpa Danny and his dog Manny visited a lot.  The kids enjoy pretending they have a dog.  

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Then, one day, it got kinda warm out.  Jackets, hats, and mittens were taken off.  Sunglasses were put on.  Smiles were plastered on our faces.

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This sums it up pretty much.

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The sun and warmth made us BELIEVE spring was coming.  We were fools.

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But we enjoyed it while it lasted. 

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Here’s another massive drift.  This one stuck around for quite awhile.  

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Here the kids had made a movie starring themselves with a cameo by Gpa Danny.  I know, I know, I said was gonna string it all together, edit it and put in youtube.  Maybe someday. 😉

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Here’s a bit of the work they did in the bathroom.  There was a crappy old stand up shower here before.  Stay tuned for more pics of this project.

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We also went to down to Kacie and Eddie’s house to go to a Wild game and hang out for a weekend.  The kids had a ton of fun playing with their cousins.

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We took them and cousin Easton to the MOA amusement park.  They always have a blast there.

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For some reason, Avery agreed to go on the log chute again this time!  I thought for sure after last year’s ride that she’d not want to go again but I was wrong.  Eric said she didn’t seem scared.  The picture that they take of you while you’re on the ride told a different story.  Someone else had a scared face too.  Name starts with a D.

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Well, SOMEONE had to pose at Legoland.  Boys were too busy for that bidness.

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Funny story – Dylan comes home from school one day and goes, “Um, MOM, it was PICTURE DAY today.”  OOOOPS.  Here’s what he was wearing.  I laughed and laughed.  Turns out that the picture is an instant classic!  Rad!

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I also worked on a project of my own.  Transforming the brown bathroom into something a bit more purdy.

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Decided the cabinets, doors, trim had to be turned to white.  The cabinets (seen here) were a cream kinda color.  Trishy no likey.

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Or course I don’t have a true “before” picture of this door.  It was dark brown.  This was after 3 coats I think.  It took 4 coats.

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Here’s the other door though.  It was the same color.

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And here is after!  I painted the walls too. 🙂  The toilet is still an eyesore, but I feel like the bathroom is much prettier now.

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And check it out – fancy drawer liners!

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Avery had parent night at her preschool.  Our last parent night at that preschool!!! 😦

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She’s just getting so big!

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Here is her fancy outfit she got from Gma Toni for Easter.  She had to try it on IMMEDIATELY!

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I went on a ladies weekend with Eric’s sisters to Mpls at the beginning of April.  It was a fun trip.  😉  No incidents of any kind!  haha

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And then, the clouds parted….the birds started singing….the snow started melting….we did yoga poses to celebrate….

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I documented the melt process….

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We celebrated by running around outside in tshirts and shorts while it was 55 degrees.

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Dylan is demonstrating how much snow is REALLY still there.  Waist deep.

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Avery was smart.  Didn’t jump into the snow.

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Anyway, we continued living in a blissful state of spring.  

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Oh remember how I said that I made the bathroom all pretty?  Well it WAS pretty.  Then Eric found some dumb leak and destroyed the tub.  😦

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A new one has been ordered (like the one downstairs) but this is our temporary set up.  I guess I can’t say I’ll miss old brownie.  Now if only we could do something about that tub’s sister the toilet!

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The flooring also went in downstairs last week.  Progress!!! (not pictured, the laundry room floor – for some reason I don’t have a picture of that)

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The kids did the annual Easter egg dye.

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Oh and here is what I was foreshadowing about.  It could have been much, much worse.  We definitely dodged a bullet.

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Then it was finally Easter weekend and my parents came for a visit.  We hadn’t seen them since Thanksgiving so we were happy to see them.  My mom and I set out to make a shower curtain for the bathroom and also to recover the porch furniture.  I needed a worker for all that cuz I don’t know how to sew.  I did get a lesson tho. 🙂 I’m now an expert.  Hahahahaha

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We came back from the fabric store to find this on the table next to Dylan’s uneaten lunch.  It was leftover spaghetti from Olive Garden.  Gave us a good laugh.

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The annual Easter photo shoot.  We only took 2 pictures though. No one was in the mood to leave their church clothes on for very long and they scattered after this picture was taken.  

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We could not have had better weather for Easter Sunday.  It was 76 degrees.  It felt AMAZING.

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Here’s the after pics of the porch furniture.  

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The cushions had that lovely floral print before (see pillow on ground to the left).  There are 2 more pillows that will complete the look but I had to get a raincheck for those.  Apparently everyone else in town liked the striped pillow at Target too.  BOO!! 😦

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And here is our progress.  Still have lots of ice.  No open water yet.

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Gma Toni gave them the idea of spreading out the snow from the big drift (from the first part of this post that the kids were standing on) so it melts faster.  They thought this was awesome.

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Dylan was just downstairs playing and exclaimed that “Gma was right!  The snow is all gone now!”  Things are LOOKING UP around here!  🙂  Happy Spring Minnesota!!!


About trishthedish79

Stay at home mom of 2, wife, cook, playmate, friend, Zumba instructor, fitness guru and internet junkie.
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One Response to Spring-a-ding-a-ding-dong

  1. Toni Hodgson says:

    Fun blog–you always get so many good pix of the kids!! Was a super fun wknd–thanx!! Be sure to blog when you get the bathrooms completed. XXX MOM
    PS. Yup Dylan, Gma does have good ideas!! now to just keep Queen Elsa away!! And I want a couple of your rad school pix!! 😉

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