Life Love Larson: Recent Happenings


Monday, May 13, 2013

Recent Happenings

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I hope everyone had a fantastic mother’s day weekend, especially my mom, my mother-in-law, my sister, and all of my mom friends!  Breakfast in bed, a family walk, some yard work, a picnic lunch, 4 hours of fishing, Kate’s soccer game, and it was early to bed for me!  We had wonderful weather and spent some quality time making memories! 


We caught six fish, and found a new family hobby in the meantime!

fishing 1

We are continuing to explore our new city (not so new anymore, but haven’t even come close to doing everything we want to do yet)!  You can’t live in Kansas City and not love a good Boulevard beer.  We took the brewery tour this weekend, and yes, we brought our kids (they are lucky we don’t have a lot of help, because they end up getting a lot of random “life” experience going everywhere with us)!


Drew even answered a question on the tour! 


We are also lucky to have a MLS team in town.  Our first Sporting KC game!


Demolishing a bag of cotton candy was one of the highlights…


I have found a few fun items while out thrifting recently (working on a post about my thoughts on thrifting that will be up this month).  One item was this little industrial cart I bought for $5.  I have been wanting a “plant cart” to display my ever growing plant collection (hoarder), and I thought this would be perfect.  I’m thinking I will trim the metal out with gold Rub N’ Buff, and paint the base in a dark grey and add some new casters.  I have a perfect spot by a bank of windows to place her once she is all shined up!  I have a slight obsession with carts and for some strange reason I can appreciate this dusty, old thing for what she will be after I’m done with it!


I went to a dessert exchange with a friend recently and made these little fruit pizzas.  The base is a chocolate chip cookie, topped with homemade cream cheese frosting, topped with fresh fruit.  Very pretty and very tasty!


I pulled into the driveway last week and saw this crawling around.  I freaked out.  It was too big to stomp on.  I ended up throwing a box over it and started stomping. I think we determined it was a wolf spider and I hope to never see one ever again!


It looked like this one day...


And we had this this next…crazy Kansas weather this year!


A special Pre-K art show with my little guy.  He has changed so much this year.  One week left of Pre-K and then he is off to Kindergarten in the fall.  I just can’t believe it.  I could cry just typing this.  Oh, and he may or may not look just a little like me :)


“Take your kids to work day” proved to be a fun and tiring experience for these two…


Coach pitch is in full force now.  I don’t think there is anything cuter than a little boy in a uniform and baseball cap.


We are having 70 and 80 degree temps this week and it’s the last week of preschool for my kiddos.  We are working on getting our summer to-do list of activities compiled this week.  I think I need to move my blogging outside…it’s just too nice to be indoors on a computer!  Hope you all have a great week!


  1. Aww looks like fun and you TOTALLY look like Reese Witherspoon in the picture with your sunglasses on.

    1. Kari-You are sweet! The only people I ever get told I look like are random people's "cousin, sister, aunt, etc" !!! :)