Happy Birthday Amy!!

Happy Birthday to the best and most loving sister ever!!

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You have been there for me so much…both through good times and bad.  I couldn’t ask for a better sister and friend.

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I love all the crazy and hilarious times we have together. 

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Enjoy your Kiwi Adventure–I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.

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TBT: Cliff Climber

TBT brings us back to Door County and the 90s.  Here I am on some cliff of rocks back in 1992 with an old school Timberwolves sweatshirt.* Also, you gotta love the matching scrunchie. 

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 I always loved our camping trips to Door County every year, as it is such a beautiful place

*This sweatshirt was probably not old school in 1992–but hipsters in Minnesota would probably pay big bucks for that sweatshirt today. Also, while we grew up in Wisconsin, our parents and extended family are from Minnesota, so we had some influence by them on our sporting teams…however I can say Amy and I are hardcore Packers and Brewers fans.

TBT: Emily’s Goodbye to Milwaukee

TBT brings us back to a sad time…when I left Milwaukee back in 2011. While I miss Milwaukee, I do really enjoy living in the Twin Cities.

When you are leaving your home, obviously you need a going-away party. I love Mexican food, so it was also necessary to stop at one of the many great Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee. You could say we had a Going Away Fiestsa.

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Here is Amy, Andy, and I outside of the restaurant. I mean when there is a statue like that outside of a restaurant, how do you not take a photo with it?

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Amy got me with a going away cake…it was delicious.

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Cake Fail. Or rather, eating cake in a moving car fail.

 

TBT: Tie Dyed in Door County

TBT brings us back to the 90s in Door County. If you haven’t heard of Door County, it is a beautiful place. Some even call it the “Martha’s Vineyard of the Midwest.”

We always went camping in Door County when we were little. We stayed at the same campground, which had a pool, playground, and a game room–so in kids’ terms it was pretty awesome.

It is also a gorgeous place to explore with great hiking, awesome beaches for swimming and sandcastles, many wonderful cute downtown areas to enjoy, and pretty tasty fish fries too! If you have never been there, you should definitely visit it some day. If camping is not your cup of tea, I hear they have many great hotels and B&Bs.

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Also, don’t you love our matching tie-dyed tees! If you have to match, what better option than tie-dyed…especially in the 90s.

TBT: The Technicolor Dream Coat

This is my favorite photo I have with my dad. I think I was about 4, so it is late 80s or early 90s. I am wearing Joseph’s Technicolor Dream Coat (i.e. a paper bag I colored all over). It was a project I had done in preschool or Sunday School, as we were learning about Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors.

Emily & Dad coat of many colors

Amy and I have a pretty awesome dad. Also, if it weren’t for the carpeting and the old box tv, you would think my dad is quite the hipster.

TBT: Minnehaha Falls

A few years back, Amy was visiting me in the Twin Cities, as I had recently moved there. I decided to take her to Minnehaha Falls, which is a great park in Minneapolis that happens to also have a waterfall. 

During the summer it can be quite the busy park, but it is always worth the trip. Not only does it have a waterfall, but also scenic trails, overlooks, and river views. It is one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities.

We took our dogs too, as it is a super pet friendly park. Dogs can go on the trials, as well as run around in the large dog park.

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Happy Summer!

Happy Birthday, Emily!

Twenty-eight years ago, we welcomed Emily into the world.

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I remember being soooo excited to have a little sister! (Of course, I love my brother, Andy, but I’ve been told when I found out my parents were having another baby, I asked if we could take Andy back.)

Here’s a photo of the first time we met.

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Sconnie Sisters for life. xoxoxo

TBT: Color Run

A couple years back, Amy and I (and Matt) did the Color Run in the Twin Cities. It is a super fun 5K. If you are going to run 3 miles, you might as well have fun. The only hard part of the Color Run is getting the color off of you after the race. Let’s just say we all took some very long showers to get all that color off.

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P.S. Protip for anyone color running this year: Keep your mouth closed when you run through the color stations. Trust me on this.

 

Adventures in Target with Amy & Emily

Editor’s note: Once upon a time, we tried to start a blog. The year was 2009. The blog was called “Kant Touch Us.”  It shut down in 2010. We saved some of the posts however. Here’s one of those gems, originally posted in June 2009.

Tonight after Em got off of work, we decided to go to Best Buy and Target to pick up some things for the house. For some reason, we decided that we EACH needed a cart to push around. We were probably obnoxious because we took up a good portion of the aisle wherever we went, pushing our red carts side by side in the main aisles. In the smaller aisles, we went tandem.

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TBT: Lazy Selfie

So TBT takes us all the way back to…May 3, 2014. Yes, less than two weeks ago. Amy and I were at our brother’s house, celebrating his 30th birthday. We decided to take a selfie together. However, Amy was sitting on the cooler, and I was sitting on a hammock. We were about 5 feet away from each other. I was quite comfy in the hammock, so I had no desire to get up. Amy was also apparently comfortable sitting on a cooler (not sure what that says about her). So, we decided to take a lazy selfie…both of us staying in our respective seats…a cooler and a hammock. The lazy selfie did turn out cute though! Proof that laziness sometimes pays off! 

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