Saturday, August 30, 2014


Papa, Anderson and I got to go to a local dog show.  Anderson loves loves loves dogs and was super excited to go.  His first request was to see bulldogs and we saw some as soon as we walked in.  The first one we visited with was a therapy dog and she was super sweet.

We saw lots of other breeds, common and uncommon as we walked around.  He enjoyed watching the dogs do a few jumps and he loved petting all kinds of dogs.

This big boy is not yet full grown and only 11 months!  This lady said she has 3 Great Danes!  Holy Cow...not sure my grocery budget could handle that!


Pastor Omar

Owen had a very special visitor to his class.  Pastor Omar from Nicaragua came to visit his class.  Our pastor has had a relationship with Pastor Omar for the last 10 years and several members of our church have gone on missions trips to Nicaragua to help Pastor Omar and the missionaries we support there.  Owen's teacher had the opportunity to go a couple of years ago and scheduled Pastor Omar to come talk to her and Owen's class when he was in town.  It was his first time on an airplane and his first trip to the US.  Owen's buddy Jose was a great translator to help Pastor Omar out. I asked Owen what Pastor Omar told them and he said, 'He didn't tell us anything.  He talked to Jose who talked to us.'

We also enjoyed having Pastor Omar at church the following Sunday.  Owen told me he is going to go to Nicaragua one day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Random pictures of fun around the house....

Not sure what he was doing, but this was Anderson in the car.

His little legs looked so cute coming out of his fort.  Anderson was in there reading.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2nd Day of School

They wanted me to take pictures the second day of school too.  Love these little fellas so much!



Monday, August 25, 2014


We dropped Owen off at school and then had a couple of hours before it was time for Anderson's meeting.

Such a big boy!



Anderson has adjusted wonderfully to kindergarten.  He says his favorite thing about school is learning about Jesus.  He has been on his best behavior and is doing excellent work.  He is excited to go to school every morning and has made many new friends.  He loves his teachers!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

First Day of School - 2014 - K5 and 2nd!!

The first day of school 2014!  The first day of kindergarten and second grade!  We were super excited to find out that the kids had been assigned to the teachers we were hoping and praying for.

Our big boy Anderson was so ready for his first day.  His first day was actually just an hour long orientation session for the parents...but he was excited nonetheless.  After being in bed for about an hour the night before, he called down to us.  When Aaron went up to see what he needed, he said, 'I'm too excited to sleep!'

He was up and ready to go the next morning.




 Not only did Owen get the teacher we wanted, but he also got his best buddy Jose in his class!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Farewell Summer

We closed out the summer with a family fun day.

We kicked off the day with a family bowling trip.




And then we hit the arcade...big fun for little boys and big boys alike!

Next stop was in ice cream social at school welcoming the new students.

From there we went to a local park and rode the pedal boats, carousel, train and played on the playground.