Rise Above

It was a beautiful, long-overdue tribute and I was so happy to be there for it! I learned more about my great-great-uncle, met some incredible people, scored myself a model plane, and witnessed Papa and great-uncle Norman get surprised with a ride in a fully restored WWII-era P-51C Mustang (the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen).

I’m humbled to be a descendant of greatness and honored to stand on the shoulders of giants.

Remember his name: Alfred Gorham. Remember all of them.

Timbavati Wildlife Park

Sometimes you just gotta get in the car and head to Timbavati Wildlife Park with your friends.

But if you don’t have lovely, awesome, willing-to-go-on-a-whim friends like we have, you can make friends there at the park with the birds, the giraffes, and the kudu!

Afterward, be sure to head to Moosejaw Pizza for cotton candy soda. And pizza, of course!

That’s what I call a day well spent. Thanks for joining us, Sara & Abe!!


To me, Ireland isn’t a place. Ireland is a dear friend.

And since our friendship will be interrupted by the devastating reality of attending separate schools for kindergarten, mom made good on a promise to have a fun day with Ireland before summer’s end.

So, we found a Friday in early August to tour the UW-La Crosse campus, run throughout the Children’s museum, indulge in an intimate back-seat Taco Bell snack, and explore every corner of Ireland’s house.

We played like there was no tomorrow… just in case.