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House for Sale?

My early bird helper helping me prepare breakfast.
These two make getting up early a OK.
Lately Meadow has been waking up around 8:00.
Sweet potato hash browns and eggs. 

Brooke thought she burnt the food. It turned out delicious.
She must think she's at the cottage.
We may be moving this summer, which means we have to get our house ready to sell. Our to do list is a lot longer than we originally thought.
We picked up a bunch of things to get the basement in better shape. According to the lead safe practices class I took I needed some thick plastic sheeting.
We also got basement wall paint, rubber baseboard and a few other things.
We didn't have any leftovers for lunch and we were all starving at Menards. So frozen pizza it is. 
The cardboard that came with the pizza turned out to be a bad tray.
 Once Meadow was down for a nap Scott and I got to work on the basement. We decided to work on one room at a time.

The first step was removing the old baseboard and vacuuming up any debris.
M…

Valentiens = Hearts

Today started off on a bad note. I was caring Meadow downstairs to make breakfast when I slipped halfway down. I landed on Meadow and she started crying. I thought for sure I had broken her leg. She was fine, but when I stood up I couldn't walk on my left foot.

Brooke thought she may have broken it, but after a conversation with Momma Gail we thought we'd wait it out. It turns out it was better by the next morning. I'm just happy neither of my babes got seriously hurt.
This sweetheart is a tough little gal. Her canines are coming in, which means her nose has been running for a week.
Seeing as it's Valentines I made us some heart shaped eggs.
Along with chocolate rye pancakes that tasted like cake. 
Meadow couldn't argue with cake for breakfast.
Meadow colored in some hearts while Scott cleaned up. 
I finished crocheting my heart garland.
All I wanted for Valentine's Day was some ice cream. So Sebastian Joe's it was.
Salty caramel for me and the usual Oreo for …

Winter HIking and Dodging Bikes at the Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Scott was nice and let me sleep in today. I was surprised they were able to stay quiet this time.

Meadow and I perused old blog posts. She was very interested in all the shenanigans.
We hadn't had ebelskievers in awhile so I put it on our breakfast menu for this week.
We also had eggs on avocado toast.

I always got frustrated making these. Good thing Brooke is better at it.
Meadow had been inside literally all week since we got back from the cottage. I thought it would do us all good to get some fresh air. I'm so glad this winter isn't like last years where we can actually enjoy the outdoors. I do wish we had more snow though.
Brooke wanted to go for a hike, so I came up with the idea of going to the Minnesota River National Wildlife Refuge. 
We started our hike near where 35W south and the Black Dog Power Plant meet. It's interesting how both this NWR and the National Scenic Riverway along the St. Croix still have large power plants within their boundaries. In this case …