Wednesday, April 29, 2015


SIX years old!!

Due to our crazy schedule between softball and baseball, we ended up having her family party after a rescheduled softball game at a local park.  She was really surprised to see everyone show up at the game!  The only downside--it was freezing cold.  Not quite literally freezing, but awfully close!  I think it bothered the adults more than the kids though, they ran around on the playground.  
She has 2 loose teeth, one that REALLY needs to come out as the new tooth is pushing up behind it.
She is reading and writing, adding and subtracting and has a fantastic memory!  She is usually the one with all the answers.  Missy is into all things glittery and sparkly and girly but also loves playing in the mud and finding critters (as long as they aren't bees!).  We just took the training wheels off of her bike and I'm sure she'll be off in no time.

Happy Birthday, Rian!
We love you!


A couple of Saturdays ago, (before it got frigid again,) we met up with our Family Fellowship Group for a spring walk.  I'd say hike, but that really isn't true.  It is a pretty flat, wide trail.

I had a nature scavenger hunt for the kids to do along the way.

We ended at a local airport and watched the planes and did a bit of exploring around the lake.

It was a total of about 3 miles.
We only ended up with one tick, but everyone had fun.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


It is not done yet, but I thought I would give you a sneak peak.

What do you think?

The only problem now..I don't like it with the kitchen color.
Yes, I did match colors when picking this one out..but it has been awhile and I'm not thrilled with it now.  The whole kitchen needs a re-do but it won't be anytime soon..maybe we'll just deal with it for now.  

Friday, April 3, 2015


..when the hallway re-do involves corkboard and chalk paint!

This is NOT the finished product.
I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


A wonderful friend of mine, gave me a new-to-us wrap to try out!
Lookin' good! monkey..Mister is now 4 months old and weighs a whopping 18lbs!!
I'm telling you..those thighs are just..just..unbelievable! :)
He has been drooling and hands are constantly in the mouth..teeth may be on the way!  All my kids got teeth pretty early, so it would fit the pattern.
Sleeps well, eats well..smiles, talks, poops...all the stuff babies are supposed to do!

Well, he is calling me right now!
Til next time!