Sunday, February 19, 2017


The kids were needing a little one-on-one time.  Grandma JuJu took them on alternate weekends to allow some mommy/son time.  

Anderson and I took the dog for a walk, made fried worms, and went to dinner and a movie.

Owen and I went to buy a cello and to dinner and a movie.  It's a good thing the new Batman Lego movie is good since I got to watch it 2 weeks in a row!

I so enjoyed this time with them.  They are growing up so fast and it was great to make some special memories and get to have good conversations with them.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

School Happenings

The kids celebrated STEM week.  Anderson's egg group won...guess it was all the bubble wrap.

And apparently he was interested in eggs...he made egg-dracula who I found in the fridge.

They had a cowboy day in celebration of the senior play.

And Owen earned the chapel award.  I love to hear the sweet things their teachers say when they write their awards.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Happy Birthday, Grandma

We enjoyed time with Grandma and the cousins celebrating Grandma's birthday.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Snow that was Ice

The forecast was for a significant snow event...and we got sleet with a dusting of snow and 2 days out of school.

The kids played outside a lot anyway and Steel loved chasing them around.




Hard to see, but Anderson made a snow angel.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Since the olympics this past summer, Anderson has been wanting to try gymnastics.  Because we were already committed to fall sports, he had to wait until January.

He has enjoyed the first couple of classes and grins ear to ear during them.  There are a couple of other boys from school in the class, which makes it even more fun for him.

A few pictures...not great because the parent viewing area is quite a ways away.

Running down to jump on the springboard

Learning how to jump.

 Doing a bridge...he's already much better at it.


Bar time - he's the one in blue hanging on the bar.

Trying for a pullup - he almost got up.

flipping around on the bar

He's at the far back of these pics...he got to climb up and go out on a bar over the foam pit, do a couple of swings and then drop into the pit.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Break

Christmas break from school..reading, resting, playing and building.  

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Christmas morning was wonderful.  The kids were excited to see that Santa came and brought their requests.  And that Mommy and Daddy also got them things they were wanting.  We had a fun relaxing day enjoying our time as a family.

 Anderson was excited to have a s'more ornament.  He'd noticed when we were decorating the tree that the rest of us had s'more ornaments and he didn't.  Apparently, Santa was paying attention.
 The tactical pen Owen asked for.
 These cowboy boots are so stinking cute!  And he's worn them since he got them.

 They love some Under Armor clothes!
 Owen asked Santa to fill stockings for his mommy and daddy too.  Santa brought me this pocket knife ornament to commemorate the problem Anderson caused me at the State Capitol.