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They Emptied Little Falls Lake, So We Walked In It or...the Great WIllow River State Park Drawdown of 2015

Blake texted me a few days ago saying that he was coming this weekend with his friend Justin. I'm loving having guests this month. The morning after they arrived I made my famous breakfast.
"Grace."

It's an inside joke. Sort of.
It was going to be 50 degrees today so we decided to go hiking at nearby Willow River State Park in Wisconsin. Scott's dad had gifted us a Wisconsin State Park pass for Christmas and today seemed like a good day to go.
Meadow didn't want to go hiking. Instead she stopped for every branch and played in the icy snow.
I guess Justin and Blake weren't in a rush either.
We weren't sure what this was for.
I have been trying to convince Scott for awhile now that we should vlog. He hates the idea. The other day while talking to my friend Cevonne she mentioned that we should do video blogs. I told Scott we should at least try it so today was our first video day. I am using our trusty flip video camera.

I'm not sure I'll ever get t…

Let's Renovate a 1920s Bathroom: Tile Edition...and Tales of Parties.

My dad called a few weeks ago to say he and my mom were planning to come up and help us tile our bathroom. I made them lemon poppy seed pancakes the morning after they arrived.
They love their little pancake princess.
My dad fixed the bottom portion for Meadow's rocking horse. I will have to finish painting it this summer. My mom thought Meadow was too young for the attachment, but she loved it.
We started by doing some plumbing work. We had to put in a new valve and reconnect the old shower pipe that is still in the wall. That made the job much easier. I even learned how to solder.
Why the shower was ever taken out I will never know.
Gigi showed Meadow how to play her favorite games on her tablet.
While the guys worked, us girls explored the Linden Hills neighborhood. We first stopped at the library. I was surprised there were no other children or many toys to play with.
We checked out a few other stores before ending up at the Wild Rumpus Bookstore. I had never been here before a…