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Every so often I’ll be sharing an “out of the Kitchen” post, giving you a glance into our lives and what happens outside of our kitchen. However, Ryan and I do like to cook and bake in our free time, so there will technically still be photos of us in our kitchen :)

As summer is winding down I wanted to share a little bit about what Ryan and I have been doing these past couple of months. We traveled to Minnesota in May to visit our families, and ate LOTS of ice cream. Ryan and I started celebrating something that we like to call Fancy Friday – it’s our excuse to do something or make something out of the ordinary. I spent some late nights in lab with Ryan and taught him how to make out of the pan pie. In June, my mom and nephew came to visit while Ryan was at a week long Gordon Research Conference. In July, Ryan and I took a quick trip to St. Louis. We went to the zoo and did a Segway tour of downtown St. Louis. My dad came for a weekend trip in July and we had fun reminiscing with him about his college days. We’ve also been eating lots of homemade popsicles, blueberries, and coffee ice cream.

Here is a snapshot of summer 2014 –


3 way face time with my siblings


Passing by the world’s largest Culver’s in Wisconsin


Playing croquet at a friend’s wedding


Made out of the pan triple berry pie for my family when we were visiting in May


Ryan learning how to make the same pie several weeks later, we love that pie!


Friday Fancy – first time Ryan popped a bottle of champagne


Late nights in lab with my favorite chemist




My mom and nephew came to visit, showing them our favorite ice cream place


Finger painting with my nanny kiddos


Walking around the neighborhood with ice cream


Lots of bacon!


I’m off to Hogwarts!


Segway tour in St. Louis


Working on our tennis skills


Proof that I love donuts :)

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  1. I LOVE THIS. You guys are TOO adorbs and happy looking – it’s so awesome! It’s fun to see life behind the blog.
    I totally had my first frozen custard at Culvers last year..Oh my word, so good!

    1. Thank you friend! We always celebrate when we past the world’s largest Culver’s on our way to MN.

  2. What a cute way to show a glimpse of your life. Looks like it has been a great summer. That pie looks amazing.

  3. Beth, getting to know you and Ryan is a great new series! Looks like you had a fun and full summer so far. Thanks for giving us a look into your lives.

    Have a sweet day,

    1. Heather, I am so glad you are liking the new series! I appreciate the time you take to read my blog!