Introducing Drew James!

We welcomed Drew James Hagen on November 3, 2012 at 7:27 am. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.


Happy 1st Birthday Rylie!

We celebrated Rylie’s 1st birthday with a party at the warming house at Riverview Estates Park. It was a beautiful spring day! Our families and a few friends joined us to help celebrate. I had a lot of fun planning the party and arranging photos I had taken of Rylie during her first year. Most… Continue reading »


Harvest Time!

Part of our CSA with Bluebird Gardens includes attending harvest events to pick our own vegetables. These harvest event are held throughout the summer and fall. We attended for the first time last weekend and had a blast! [Click to enlarge] We gave Cam, Mea, and Collin each a pumpkin and shared some of our… Continue reading »


Anniversary Celebration

We celebrated Karen & Dean’s 25th Anniversary in Vergas last Saturday. It was a great party and of course, Rylie was a hit! The weather was beautiful, so we spent some time outside playing in the grass. Mmmm… grass… She’s always after Baxter’s slimy ball Just a little dirt around her mouth… With “Gramma” Karen… Continue reading »


One Last Tri

A couple of weekends ago, we traveled to The Cities for Steve to compete in his final triathlon of the season, appropriately named One Last Tri. Rylie’s ready for the swim! [Click to enlarge]   We stayed with the Dewey’s for the weekend. Rylie and Ade had a great time playing! Crikey!


Ironman 70.3 Boulder

The reason for our vacation was Steve’s participation in the Ironman 70.3 in Boulder. Steve has really gotten into triathlons in the last couple of years, and decided to try a half Ironman this summer. His training has been pretty intensive, including some weekend workouts lasting around five hours! It all paid off, though, when… Continue reading »


Exploring Boulder, Colorado

Well, we survived our 2,500 mile road trip vacation! We had a great time and are lucky that Rylie was an excellent traveler! Our trip started Wednesday night after Rylie fell asleep. It was tough to drive through the night, but we took turns, and it was great not having to stop every few hours… Continue reading »


Bike Ride, Bonfire, and Baseball!

We finally had a weekend of great weather, and we definitely took advantage of it! On Saturday, Steve rode 75 miles in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure. He also reached his goal of raising $500 for the cause. This was his second year participating. Rylie was a great spectator, of course! Later that… Continue reading »


Cabbage, Cabbage Everywhere!

We received a huge head of Chinese cabbage in our CSA box last week. I tried a couple of recipes last night and used it all up! Here they are in case you find yourself with a bunch of cabbage you don’t know what to do with! Chinese Cabbage Salad Adapted from: Serves 6-8… Continue reading »


Twin Cousins!

I think Mea’s a twin again!

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