5/20/2018

Part 2: ROUGHLOCK FALLS AND CEMENT RIDGE, BONUS DJI SPARK CRASH!

This is Part 2 of our daytrip to the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. We had a great time!

Part 1: SPEARFISH CANYON, BRIDAL FALLS, DEVIL'S BATHTUB HIKE, SOUTH DAKO...

Elliot and I checked out Spearfish Canyon the other day. We also hiked up to Devil's Bathtub.



5/12/2018

Friday Night Games

Elliot wanted to play Monopoly last night. We didn't really want to play the full version so we let him make up the rules. It was a very interesting way to play.

5/10/2018

Marieta Islands

While we were in Puerto Vallarta, we took a day trip to Marieta Islands. It is a national park with lots of pretty birds. We went snorkeling while there which was very fun even though the water was quite cold. There were really neat rock formations under the water. After snorkeling, we went to a really cool beach that seemed to be only accessable via boat. There, we went kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, and just enjoying the scenery. The excursion was a really neat way to get a tour of Bandera Bay. We also ran into a large bait ball of fish and hundreds of dolfins. Check out the video!





5/09/2018

Spring Break 2018

I am finally updating the blog after a long break.  We took the kids on a Mexico vacation over spring break this year and had a great time! It was fun to see the kids experience a different culture.

9/06/2013

The End of Summer....

We had a wonderful busy summer...and maybe I'll get back and post about the things we did...Special days of Fellowship, the kids and I took a trip to WI, a family reunion, camping, two birthdays..Nolan 8 and Hannah 6....watching our newly planted grass grow!  In the meantime we closed out the summer Labor day weekend with a little camping trip.  The kids had had 3 days of school already by that point.  Was lovely and peaceful to get away...
First day of 2nd grade and Kindergarten!
Happy Campers!
Proud he caught it with no help start to finish!

I catched it!
A little "fake" fishing!

Lexi loves camping also...she comes home and sleeps for days to recover!
A little camping advice with small children next to a stream.  Pack what seems like an generous number of socks per child.  Than go back and double it.  Seriously...and 45 pairs of shoes/boots wouldn't be a bad idea either!

6/05/2013

Summer vacation means it is time for:

Popsicles...

Planting flowers...
Meeting a new cousin...


Train rides...

and last but not least trips to the library!


6/04/2013

Wrapping up 1st Grade!

Nolan was voted by his classmates:  Most likely to be a zookeeper!


5/30/2013

Nolan's Piano Recital


Being presented with his medal for his practice hours.

Enjoying his medal!
Last night was Nolan's piano recital.  He earned a medal for his hard work.  He is pretty pumped about it!  He told me next year he wants to see if he can earn the trophy.  We'll see if he remembers the trophy when it is time to put in the practice time!!

5/19/2013

Happy Birthday Elliot!

 Back in March this guy turned 2!
Happy Birthday Elliot!!