April was another full and fun-filled month in the G&D household – clouded only by the fact that both Kate and I got sick this month. Kate came down with an ear infection and right around that time I came down with a nasty sinus infection. Kate kicked hers in a matter of days but mine held on for three long weeks. Despite all that, April was still a great month for us to look back on!
April 2: I’ve been working on finishing a cabinet to bring some added storage to our house. I initially painted it gray but that wasn’t working out, so to ivory I turned – can’t go wrong with a classic!
April 5: I booked my flight to Atlanta, GA for this summer’s 2nd annual Haven Conference! I’m so excited to make it back this year to connect with all of my favorite home/DIY bloggers!
April 6: Kate’s second week of swimming lessons and she’s already getting braver and more comfortable – so proud of our girl!
April 7: A family day at the zoo, and a cute little meerkat perking up to pose with Kate!
April 9: A much needed happy hour with my friend Katie after work. Chips, salsa, and margarita – what more can a girl ask for?
April 12: Meeting with Lisa, manager of our local Tile Shop, to pick out tile and plan our next DIY tile project – our guest bathroom!
April 13: I spent the weekend in Minneapolis, MN visiting my beautifully pregnant friend Allison for her last weekend in town before she and her husband Vinny move to Idaho. We had a wonderful weekend of hitting up their favorite local eateries one last time before the move and shopping for baby VAMH!
April 14: A stop at IKEA before I leave Minneapolis to pick up a new accessories and supplies for our upcoming bathroom makeover. I’m so excited to see how it turns out!
April 20: Kate’s stylin’ in the hair chair as she get her hair all trimmed up and shaped before summer.
April 21: A visit to Kate’s best friend Gwen’s house for a fun-filled play date!
April 25: After nearly two weeks of feeling like hell, I finally visit the doctor for a little relief. My game plan of curing myself via fruits, vegetables, fluids, and sleep wasn’t working out so hot for me, but a little thing called a Z Pack thankfully did the trick.
April 26: The first day of our garage sale! Really it was G’s garage sale. He was a total rock star, doing almost all of the set-up and pricing. Overall the garage sale was a hit – we got rid of a ton of useless crap taking up our valuable storage space, and we made a little extra cash for some upcoming G&D date nights!
April 27: I ran Crazylegs – an 8K race through the heart of Madison, WI – with my two younger sisters Brittny and Amanda. Each of us have varying running abilities so my only goal was for the three of us to finish together and for no one to walk it – both of which we accomplished!
April 28: Kate and I went to her friend Taylor’s 3rd birthday party, hosted by my friend Erica (Taylor’s mom) and her husband Matt. They had a music teacher come to do a music class with the kids, complete with songs, dancing, instruments and stories – it was so much fun!
April 29: Kate has been talking a lot about playing baseball lately so on this “Momday” I bought her a bat, ball, and a tee, and we enjoyed a sunny spring afternoon outside with her “practicing” her hitting. She’s getting pretty good at nailing the ball into our neighbor’s yard!
That’s our April! What were some of your highlights last month?