Category Archives: Family

A little housewarming

This past weekend my sister celebrated her new digs by hosting a darling housewarming party. Located in Beaverdale, a little neighborhood in northern Des Moines known for its beautiful brick homes, my sister’s house was the perfect setting for an … Continue reading

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Camp Branstad 2017

Another year, another successful (and crazy tiring) Camp Branstad is in the books. The campers arrived on Saturday afternoon shortly after camp counselor Marcus returned from his Canadian bear hunt full of stories for the kiddos. We got soaked during … Continue reading

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Branstad Summer Bucket List 2017

With the official start to summer coming next week, I thought we’d sit down as a family and create our very first Branstad Summer Bucket List. I rarely get time to draw these days, so I took some time over … Continue reading

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Farewell Terrace Hill

It’s weird saying goodbye to a place that was never really yours. A place that is known as ‘the people’s house’ canΒ never really be gone, right? We said our last goodbye to Terrace Hill, a place I’ve come to grow … Continue reading

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Fitz // ten months

Fitz’s faves: upside down waves saying mama (FINALLY!) arm pit tickles crawling everywhere…fast eating everything in sight    

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Download: Memorial Day Weekend 2017

[he’s getting too big] [skeptic] [his favorite spot on the boat: perched at the front] [slept both of the times he rode on the boat this weekend] [only a mother could love this face] [beautiful setting] [our crop of lettuce … Continue reading

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Download: Mother’s Day weekend 2017

My third Mother’s Day weekend (since formally joining the club) has commenced and with it came lots of memories…and photos. We kicked off the weekend with dinner at my parents’ house on Friday where we celebrated both my mom and … Continue reading

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