"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Birthday Party!

We took the kiddos to meet Mama and Papa today so they could spend the night with them, so that Nick and I could spend the day with friends celebrating Nick's birthday! The Abels came from out of town to spend the day. We watched some football, went to a bar to have a little lunch, drove to Riverside to do a little gambling and then headed home to get some food ready for dinner! We had a few more friends over from in town and we all enjoyed good food and lots of laughs! It was so great to celebrate Nick's birthday and just enjoy the day!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Nick!!!

Happy Birthday to this wonderful man that we get to call ours! We appreciate everything that you do for us! Conner, Ben, and I wish you a very happy 40th birthday. I can't believe that you are 40 today. I am so lucky that I get to spend every day with you! We love you so much! Let the celebration begin!!! Presents!

The birthday boy wanted Red Lobster tonight so that is where we went for dinner! We enjoyed our dinner and Nick and Ben could not get enough shrimp!!!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Backyard Football...

Conner and Ben wanted to play some football this afternoon. They had to stand for the national anthem first... they sang a little... and then the game began. It didn't last too long! Things escalate quickly during their football games!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Soccer is Back!

Baseball games are over and soccer practices started a couple of weeks ago. Today was the boys' first soccer game! Nana and Gramps drove over to watch so the boys loved that. Conner and Ben moved up an age bracket so now they are playing 9 vs 9 which is a little different, but they will do great! It was a wonderful day to watch a soccer game!

Monday, September 4, 2017

New Do's...

Conner and Ben chose their own haircuts today! Although it's hard to tell in the picture, they both chose a different cut and were very proud that they had their own style!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Surprise Game!

Today we surprised the boys with a Hawkeye game! We bought the tickets a few weeks ago and decided to ride the train from Coralville to the stadium!

When we arrived at the stadium, we walked around for a little while. We took pictures, watched the team arrive,  listened to the drum line perform, and even got to go in and watch the whole marching band practice before the game!

It was such a fantastic day! It is always amazing to walk into the stadium and look at the field and all the people! It was great weather and a Hawkeye win! Glad we were able to go!

Friday, September 1, 2017


We are all pretty excited about the 3 day weekend! But first, off to school...