Falling Into September

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Every year September arrives in a whirlwind. In the bustle to get everyone to school and start the new routines and shell out all the money that is asked for, sometimes we don’t have time to reflect on our summer. So if you are reading this article, let’s take some time to reflect on our summer wins and losses.

Here are some of my family’s.

Loss:  We didn’t make it to a Free Family Funday at the Carl Kroening Interpretive Center.
Win:  We had an amazing Family Fun Twin Cities playdate in July, and we plan to do something similar again next year!

Loss:  We didn’t get to Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia.
Win:  Tori went to Nordic Cooking and Crafts Day Camp at the American Swedish Institute  and had a blast.

Loss:  We weren’t able to go to Big Marina Park.
Win:  We spent a morning with one of our favorite teachers at Silverwood Park.

Loss:  We didn’t have as many beach days as in the past.
Win: We went swimming many times at the Y with Daddy.

Loss: Our one camping trip this summer was cold and rainy.
Win: We enjoyed exploring Amicon Falls State Park before the cold front blew in.

Loss: No trip to Fort Snelling was had.
Win: We spent a cold and rainy afternoon together as a family at the Minnesota History Center (again with Daddy).

While this summer wasn’t everything I had planned for our family, it was successful.  We had an incredible time being together, and I am so thrilled for the memories we created.  Even if your summer was stressful or full of major changes, I hope you can find one or two wins.

Now, it’s September and September is my birthday month as well as Anne’s.  So as a way to celebrate our birthday, I thought I would highlight some fun things for mom to do without the children and of course some great things to do as a whole family.

For Mom

Silver+Silk+Style An Autumn Accessories Show
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place, St. Paul, MN  55102

Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, September 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

For the Family

Kidstock: MacPhail Open House for children 8 and under
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis (

Saturday, September 6, 2014 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Apple Orchard Extravaganzas

West Metro
East Metro
South Metro 
Southeast Metro
North Metro

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About the author

Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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