Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bayfield - Madeline Island, Wisconsin (in short video)

hi guys! another video from that one time when brady and i were in were in the upper midwest. . . not the greatest of videos, but i am trying and am enjoying the video part on my camera. music is whatever from iMovie. hopefully, i will learn how to add my own tunes that brady plays... here it is!!! from the upper midwest!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

BWCA (in short video)

pardon me, but the last time i edited a video, i was about 11 years old, in the sixth grade... that was some 19 years ago... on VHS!!! i think i should fast forward to recording with a dSLR and editing in iMovie. not sure what i'm doing yet, but i'm trying.

just a few glimpse of movement from our first BWCA visit of the year, back in May. Take a peek of the blog post HERE.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

upper midwest

last week, brady and i visited this little gem in upper wisconsin for a few days. the drive to and from was a breeze since we left mid-week and came back on a saturday.

we have been wanting to visit this gem for quite awhile now and am happy we finally made it there. we kind of made it an educational trip as we discussed about how the big lakes were created way before our time -crazy what humans do to mother earth. also, the property that we stayed on had sandstone in random places so we figured that at the time, it was a major industry for people to make a way of living besides the lumberyards and agriculture. we were so fascinated by the inn were we spent a few nights. it was built in the 1880's and the wood work is spectacular. you cannot find that around here anymore, or if you do, good luck! so to speak, my gosh, life on earth is just breath taking and the things people create around here and there is spectacular and that we are just this itty-bitty thing on earth! itty-itty-bitty!

those skies, those boats!

we are itty-bitty! can't even fit the tree into the frame. love trees! love! ♥

that's ^^^ madeline island up there!!! us in bayfield exploring before we get onto the ferry to madeline island.

brady and i rented bikes once we got onto the island and rode them to big bay state park. we rode about 12 miles no the island. exercising while on vacation? sure.
we enjoyed at drink at this artsy bar. it couldn't bore you at all! you were reading everything and there was so much to see!

talk about see... we took a drive and somehow brady managed to see a black bear cub. it was scared so it climbed up a tree. we stopped awhile to watch the baby bear and i wondered where its mama was... sure enough, she was right behind him. i was scared that they were going to run towards us, but we were able to enjoy each other's company for awhile. the wild is pretty crazy, alright. can ya spot the black cub?
and of course, how can we not try some local coffee? small town shops are too adorable for me. i love them!

brady and i had a fun and relaxing time. we are sure that we will be back to visit this place in the upper midwest sometime again. until then, i am already planning another vacation. :)

♥ jean

Sunday, June 14, 2015

baby brother having a baby!

i remember the day when my dad called home from the hospital to tell my siblings and i that my mom gave birth to a baby boy. i was seven years old and pouting like a toddler, though i was not even the youngest child at the time. fast forward some twenty-four years later, that baby brother will be a father to a little girl come july!

our family is growing and we are all so excited to welcome baby rose into our family. ♥ ♥

i was able to get a few shots of my brother and sister-in-law in a "hawaiian theme" as that was her theme for her baby shower that my sisters and i hosted. it was such a sweet and intimate gathering with some of the closest ladies to my sister-in-law. we are all counting down the days until baby rose is here!! ♥ hello summer baby!!! ;)

Monday, May 25, 2015


I spy a toad!! ^^

awhile back, brady and i went down to parts of the mississippi river and hunted for morels. morel mushrooms. we didn’t have high expectations, but we found a few. we were pretty giddy.

note: before you go out and forage for any edibles out in the woods, be sure you know what you are looking for. there are some things that aren’t the best of taste and you can get real sick. brady did more of the researching part, i brought along my smart phone so in case we needed extra help, we could quickly look it up. luckily, i had service down by the river and that my phone was handy at one point. but yes, we are not experts, so please, please, consult an expert or do a thorough research. it will be fun if you are doing it correctly/safely.