Category Archive: Life

Nov 03

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.

Mar 10

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 …

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Nov 01

Trick or Treat!


Here’s a recap of Rylie’s very first Halloween! We have a ton of pumpkins and managed to carve one of them in time for Halloween. [Click to enlarge] We were lucky to have perfect weather! I mean, how many Halloweens can you do an outdoor, barefoot photo shoot!? Rylie was a cheery (and adorable, I …

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Oct 06

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 …

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Sep 30

Pumpkin Patch!

Rylie and her day care pals took a trip to the Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch this week. I tagged along, which was a lot of fun! I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch in years. I have fond memories of our regular family trips to Pumpkinland in southern Minnesota. Hanging out in the animal barn We took a horse …

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Sep 29

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” …

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Sep 28

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!

Aug 23

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 …

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Aug 16

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 …

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Jul 10

The Past Few Weeks


Oops, I’ve really been neglecting the blog lately! We’ve had a busy and fun summer so far, and are thankful that it actually feels like summer outside! Here’s a recap of the past few weeks… We have continued to enjoy our bounty of vegetables each week. We are starting to get some good stuff and …

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