Category Archives: Family


From snow storms to peak tornado season. I like to keep things dramatic on here.

Actually, tornado season hasn’t been too bad so far. Most severe weather has gone north of us and the one time the sirens did go off we weren’t home – we were in another town that was not in the path at all so that worked out.

In between the snow and the severe weather, we had Spring Break and Easter. Easter Sunday was rainy and dreary but Saturday was a pretty day so we took advantage of that day and did our egg hunt and took some pictures at the church. They’re just getting so grown up.

This one cracks me up.
[That is so Finn…]

And I can just hear Mia belly laughing in this one.

She has grown up a lot this year – not just physcially, she’s kind of shot up, but just all around. She’s a sweet girl who loves and serves those around her well.


And this little guy…well, he just makes life an adventure. He’s fun and wild, but one of the most tender-hearted boys I know.

But don’t get me wrong…he still makes my heart skip several beats throughout the day.
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We’re definitely blessed.

Spring Break Recap next time.


A big week

Here we are again, on the eve of starting another school week. Weeks fly by, weekends are gone in a flash. Now that we actually have real school nights, we like to celebrate Fridays – surviving another week of work/school and taking advantage of the one night that we either don’t have to go to bed early or we’re not at church. We’re hoping to make this a really intentional evening with some fun adventures/learning for the kids but this past Friday was cold and rainy so we hopped in the car and went out for donuts. We stayed long enough to see a batch go from start to finish. So fun.


Saturday morning we participated with our neighbors in a juvenile diabetes walk. It was a cold morning, but that didn’t stop us from having fun.


Finn and spidey
You can imagine how excited Finn was about those two guys. He followed them everywhere. Towards the end of the walk, Finn was dragging a little. I spotted spider-dude (that’s what he calls himself – he does parties – don’t tell Finn) and told Finn that he was up ahead. He took off running and finished the race running. I was running to keep up. Guess that’s one way to get that boy’s energy back.

And now, here we are, staring Monday in the face. I still have lunches to make, so I better get going on that. It’s also Mia’s birthday week so there’s lots of extra things on the daily to-do lists. One of those tasks involves me going into the garage and finding the boxes that have the mixer, cake pans, cake plates, and icing bags and tips. Really wanting to rethink that decision to go homemade instead of just buying the cake. That garage….

It’s going to be a fun week and we’ll end it with lots of celebrating a 6 year old girl!

Summer Fun

We finally got our summer list officially put together. Mia asked if there was even enough time in the summer to get it all done.


With it being our last summer before we jump into school, we’re going to make sure and have a great time! Luckily, we’ve already done quite a few off the list, but something says we’ll be doing some of them multiple times….