Author Archive: Melissa

Mother, Blogger, Photogragrapher

Enjoying A Lovely Day In Rochester

5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 3, Day 2 1st Convention Day, Rochester MN Today was the first day of the “Don’t Give Up!” convention.  We really enjoyed it!  We left right before lunchtime.  Every time I’ve tried to stay for…
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Hastings Riverwalk

5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 3, Day 1 Hastings Riverwalk We started off week three with a walk along the river in Hastings, Minnesota. Before leaving for our walk, Princess enjoyed checking out our lilies at home.  This is the…
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Attempting to Break My Plank Record

Attempting to Break My Plank Record 5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 2, Day 4 After my first plank yesterday, I wanted to try again, with my arms rested.  Planking is a lot harder than it looks!  Trying to hold it…
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My First Time Planking!

My First Time Planking! 5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 2, Day 3 We tried something new for this workout!  We challenged ourselves with sit ups, push ups and planks.  It was a lot of fun! Unfortunately, there was a camera…
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Swimming By The Ruins of an Old Mill

Swimming By The Ruins of an Old Mill 5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 2, Day 2 Old Mill Park Nate has been working on the RV a lot recently.  He took off a week of work and spent most of…
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How to Make Slime

How to Make Slime Cupcake begged me for months to make slime.  With busy school schedules, we barely had time to breathe, much less, attempt a new, potentially messy and time-consuming craft.  I promised her that we would make slime…
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52 Project, Week 14: Favorite Scripture

52 Project, Week 14: Favorite Scripture This is my first chalkboard creation!  My daughter Cat usually makes me beautiful art on the chalkboard that Nate made for me.  Since this was my challenge, I thought I had better give it a…
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A Park Merges Rich History With Green Design

5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 1, Day 5 Spring Lake Park, Schaar’s Bluff Spring Lake Park is one of my favorite places to take walks with the family.  The views are breathtaking, the trails are very well maintained and there…
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5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 1, Day 4

5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 1, Day 4 Minnehaha Creek Trail I haven’t been to Minnehaha Falls for awhile, so I was really looking forward to our hike.  Minnehaha Falls feels like home.  My Maternal Grandparents used to live not…
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