Saturday, November 23, 2013

Play time

Mike, Uncle John and Lucy.

Sometimes I feel bad that my kids have not had their own home to grow up in. But they have been able to grow up in Papa and Grandmas home.

Moments like these have not been missed just relocated.  I am thankful that they have opportunities to do the simple things like play in the leaves.

Doesn't seem to matter how old they are either.

Fun is fun.

Friday, November 22, 2013


My Dad and Doober hanging out in the front yard.

It is hard to say anything about these pictures.  We are just so thankful that she has been part of our lives.  She was/is such a great dog with a HUGE heart and personality.  So many great memories.

You are loved.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Some pictures of my very AWESOME daughter Bre playing Volleyball.

She has great team spirit and is always cheering everyone on, and encouraging them even when they make mistakes.  (She will be a great team captain some day)

She really developed her serve this year and has great consistency with it.

She also learned to SPIKE this year and loves to!

Bre being line judge for a game she wasn't playing in.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our Beloved Doob

I am so thankful that we were able to make it home one last time before our beloved Doober was no longer with us.

My parents got her just before we took the kids to live in MI when their Father joined the Army.

My Mom and Dad told the kids they would have to come back and take care of her.

They have always called her "their Dog".

Papa and Grandma let them name her.  They picked Scooter, which turned into Scooby, and then into Doober.

We have all taken it very hard.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013


It is that time of year again.  Time for some yummy hot chocolate with my kiddos.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Birthday in Oz

Ready and waiting, with our over the rainbow plates the cast of oz on the island.

Alex is in love with oz and has been since we went to the land of oz last summer.  She found an old copy of the book at the library, and LOVED IT!  This summer she was able to see the Wizard of Oz in 4-D while in WI.  Her list goes on and on.

Her Oz toys on the cake, the pink is for the poppy field when the are put to sleep.

Her girl friends.


Because it was a sleep over we of course had to paint nails.

The silly girls playing.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Zoo Boo 2013!

Alex and Kady waiting in line for zoo boo.

The line in front of us, the building to the left (you can only see the roof) is the entrance.  We didn't know til we got closer but their were two lines one wrapped around the parking lot the other way.

The line behind kept going and going.

Standing in line again, this time waiting for the candy part to begin.

The kids got to feed the goats while we waited.

The first candy station, we were so EXCITED!

Kady working on her Trick-or-Treat, poor little girl was sick.

The love birds!

Alex and her crew.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How did I get so lucky?

I love this boy.  When he leaves for the bus he stops in the yard and tells me "Love you Mom".  On our crazy Wednesday mornings he usually sends me a text saying "Love you" , but this morning he left me a note.  I rushed back from taking Bre to her early morning band activity so I could wish Mike good luck at tryouts for bball, and found this on the island.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Music Man

Mike on his way to play at the first football game of the year.  (I know a little late but better late then never)

Mike is in Pep Band this year and the girls and I were able to see Mike perform.

Our view of the field and cheerleaders, although Alex was more impressed with the teams golf cart then the cheerleaders.

Their band leader trying to get them organized before their halftime performance.

Mikes Packers creamed the Mustangs.

Mike playing Sweet Caroline they also played some music by FUN. 

We (the girls and Mom) had so much fun watching you Mike.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Book Ends

After meeting the cast of her favorite movie she got to meet Geranimo Stilton,

and Clifford the Big Red Dog,

and The Cat in The Hat.