This is what early spring in the Casperson-Jones house was like…we will update very soon about our lovely trips with family and Brett’s defense 🙂
Life has been super super super busy in the Casperson-Jones house! 🙂 We’ve celebrated Brett’s birthday, his sister Kristin and his Mom’s birthday, Easter with both of our families, my dad’s birthday, a successful half-marathon run, some good food, fun with the pups, and so much more 🙂 Here is a little bit of what our past couple of months have looked like in pictures!
Brett’s Birthday: I woke up early and before Brett was awake, made homemade, triple berry buttermilk pancakes. They were sooo good! That night I surprised him with a homemade(ish) brownie ice cream cake…with plenty of candles 🙂
Running pups: The girls have continued to enjoy running with us. We take them for a few miles and then leave them at home 🙂
Food!: I learned to make a fun and really yummy asian dish from a friend!
Lacuna Loft: I took Lacuna Loft to the Working Women’s Expo and had a great time! The company continues to be great fun to run and I’m enjoying the ride.
Easter: Easter was a great time, as usual 🙂 We dyed eggs with Brett’s family, celebrated some birthdays, and then helped cook Easter dinner at my dad’s 🙂 We also got to see my dad’s new house for the first time!
More life: more food, more work, more pups, more fun…and a concert! Man, do we love music 🙂
The Champaign Half Marathon!: nothing more to say 🙂 Dad, and Cathy came to cheer us on. Brett ran with me and we both added a bit of time but it was so.much.fun 🙂 We won’t be able to run the Chicago Marathon this year…I am in a wedding the day before. I’ll have to find another fun race to start training for!
(and obviously we had ice cream afterwards) 🙂
with warmer weather…out comes the hammock!!!
For my dad’s birthday, we put together a small, 5 pot herb garden for him…and for ourselves! We planted basil, chocolate mint (that is a REAL thing!), rosemary, cilantro, and lemon balm. Along with a random succulent. All plants are doing well 🙂
We had fun celebrating Raj’s birthday and surprising him 🙂
we’re still loving Champaign…and the random things that happen here like robots on the street.
The pups continue liking my work schedule…though I do enjoy working from around town too
For my dad’s birthday we surprised him at a restaurant! Lucas, Brett, my dad, and I all went to the Air Show in St. Louis for the day and then freshened up at home and headed to dinner. While I didn’t have a good reason for why we *had* to rush home and head to this particular restaurant at this particular time…my dad was still surprised and we had a great time 🙂
That weekend we also spent a bit of time in Freeburg and some time hiking around in the woods behind my dad’s new house 🙂
So far this spring I have made homemade chocolate mint ice cream and a strawberry pie. (My first pie!!!)
And that’s all! Sorry for the long update since I haven’t posted in a while. I’d like to get better about that…but, if I’m not writing enough here and you’re still wanting to read a great blog everyday, head over to Lacuna Loft or Projection Mapping Central 🙂