October 2018

October 2018

October 2: Alivia’s 2nd birthday! // she’s the goofiest girl, with a lot of attitude + a big personality. she reminds me to slow down + enjoy the little things, and that miracles do happen. she’s so easy to love and makes me laugh every day. and today, she is two! ••• happy birthday miss alivia jo 🎉 i love you more than you’ll ever know 💕




October 3: National Boyfriend Day // couldn’t have thought of anyone better to put up with my corny dad jokes and all my sass 🤷🏼‍♀️👑

national bf day

October 5: girl time with Joe’s sisters ❤ // dinner at Cracker Barrel




October 6: Our annual trip to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch !!












October 8: it’s safe to say that Joe definitely keeps me on my toes… On this Monday night, we ended up in the hospital where Joe had to get stitches on his forehead. He was working under a semi-truck on a brake chamber. The chambers are spring-loaded and typically shoot out away from you, but this one had a broken piece so when Joe let it go to shoot away, it hit the wall of the semi and came back and cut Joe right above his eye. Never a dull moment honestly, but like Michael said – “that’s what happens when you get an old man” 🤣🙃



October 13: Alivia’s birthday party with family



minnie mouse fruit platter for a minnie mouse party

October 17: Another adventure with Joe — this time, to St. Louis, MO to pick up his car




my ice cream from a cute little ice cream store, Joe and I stopped at in MO

October 20: Joe’s and I’s fall photo shoot with my good friend, Shelby. Nothing fancy, we just wanted some nice photos. And Shelby is just starting out her business, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Check out some of my very favorites below..









Joe n me







October 21: A good read I want to remember – Nebraska’s new slogan

Nebraska slogan

Nebraska’s new travel slogan is getting a lot of attention. If you haven’t heard, our latest tourism slogan is “Nebraska…it’s not for everyone”.

Is it stupid? Yes. But here’s the thing…it’s also true.

Nebraska is not for everyone. It’s not a warm beach with waves. It’s not mountains to climb. It’s not exotic food to try. But here’s what Nebraska is..

Nebraska is living in the city but driving by a cornfield on your way to work, always being reminded that agriculture is the backbone of our world.

Nebraska is weekends completely dedicated to football even when your team is 0-6. Because our state bands together for one team.

Nebraska is Grandma’s house as a kiddo – having fun just using what you have, instead of spending money on something fancy and special. Later looking back on life and realizing these memories are your favorite.

Nebraska is meeting people with incredible stories who show you how to live life with simple meaningfulness.

Nebraska is teachers, farmers, mothers, fathers. The best part about Nebraska is the people…the friendliness, the neighbor that takes care of you, the community that knows you.

Nebraska is being reminded to slow down. Watch the sunset. Appreciate the little things. Our kiddos grow up too fast & we keep ourselves too busy – but Nebraska reminds you that Each. Moment. Matters.

Nebraska is the “Good Life” even if that’s not our slogan anymore.

It’s true, Nebraska is not for everyone. If you’re looking for a flashy vacation on the beach or an adventure in the mountains, we’re not your place. Trust us – when we’re looking for those things we take a vacation.

But if you’re looking to relax, refresh, be reminded of what matters most, and find people who will make a place for you in their hearts for the rest of their lives, then maybe you should reconsider Nebraska. We don’t have fancy & flashy, but boy we promise you – we have it good ♥️

#Nebraska #TheGoodLife #huskers

pc – @ky.lacarlson

Picture taken just outside of Central City, NE.


October 27: Nebraska football game with Joe against B-CU. The weather was beautiful and a win to top it off!

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October 31: Halloween 2018 – poor Alivia girl was so sick, so no tricks or treats this time, but maybe next year!




October nails, just in time for Halloween


Thanks for reading…

Much love,



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