A Baby Shower and Some Time at a Farm

Good morning! In case you missed anything over weekend:


Yesterday was my sister-in-law’s baby shower, and it turned out wonderful. I can’t wait to meet my new niece or nephew in a couple more months!

My sister-in-law, Mandy, with the kids:

It was decorated so pretty, and there was so much food and really cute drink stations.

Marlene made the owl cake and a variety of cupcakes. It was carrot cake, and it was so awesome.

If you get a chance, could you please vote for Marlene’s business here. She needs at least 250 votes to be eligible for a small business grant. Just type in Sweet Temptations and click on Illinois. Thank you 🙂

After the shower, we went back to my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s house. They live a legit farm.

The idea of living on a farm is so foreign to me. They only live about 30 minutes away from us in the Chicago suburbs, but it’s like a whole different world. Life on a farm is hard and constant work. They get woken up by roosters, they have horses and donkeys, they eat fresh eggs from their neighbors chickens.

Jaden loved it. He is such an animal lover. He loved learning how to brush the horses and ponies.

They also have a bunch of cute puppies from a nearby shelter. When the shelter is full, they house the extra puppies and dogs.

It’s amazing how different life is on a farm.

This weekend was super busy, and I woke up this morning feeling exhausted. I feel like I could sleep another eight hours, but Jacob has band this morning, so I figured since I have to be up anyway, I should go to BodyPump.

Have a great morning!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you like carrot cake? It’s funny that a cake with a vegetable in it would taste so sweet and delicious!
  • Do you know anyone that lives on a farm? Have you ever had fresh-straight-from-a-free-range-chicken eggs?
  • Any plans for today?



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4 Responses to A Baby Shower and Some Time at a Farm

  1. Marlene

    I want all the puppies!!

  2. susie

    My parents had horses when I was growing up and my mom was ALWAYS doing hard work! We used to get fresh eggs from the Stark family farm too. It’s exciting waiting for the new baby!!

  3. I LOVE carrot cake! I wish I had some in my mouth right now.

    The house that I’m building in my head is actually on a farm where we keep goats and chickens and grow organic foodstuffs. Fresh eggs are SO much better than the stuff you buy at the grocery store. I cannot wait to have our own chickens and our own fresh eggs!

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