"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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cars 3...

We had wanted to do some fishing today, but with the cooler temperature and wind, we decided to ask the boys what else they would like to do today. They both said they wanted to go see Cars 3, so that's exactly what we did! The boys both really liked the movie!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Improv Show...

The boys wanted to make a video, so I told them to go ahead... this is what they came up with!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ring the Bell...

When they move up a level in swimming lessons, kids get to ring the bell. Both Conner and Ben got to ring the bell today! They were very proud and excited!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Swimming Lessons...

We are trying something new this summer with swimming lessons at the Aquatic Center by the high school. I thought the boys did very well today, so I'm hoping this is a good change! They got a lot more individual attention, so I was pretty happy, and they had a great time!

After lunch, it seemed to be time for some backyard shenanigans... this is my favorite part of summer!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Nick had to work on Father's Day morning, so the boys and I decided to go see him and pick up some groceries while we were there. Conner had the idea to wear his "work clothes" and Ben agreed that it needed to be done. So, this was the scene at HyVee...  While we were shopping the boys told several people that they were acting like "gentlemen" today and Conner even asked people if he could help them with anything!

When Nick got home from work, he opened some presents and we all spent some time together. I asked Nick what else he wanted to do today and he said "smoke some ribs and drink some beer!" So, that is exactly what we did! We watched the kids play outside while enjoying some cool beverages and enjoyed a wonderful dinner that Nick made!

Happy Father's Day to you Nick! The boys and I are so grateful for you and everything that you do for us! We love you beyond words. You are the best daddy!!! And, Happy Father's Day to Gramps and Papa! We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 17, 2017


After a tiring baseball game last night, the boys were ready for another one on Saturday morning! I just love them in their uniforms! Nana and Gramps came to watch the game, too!

Ben thought he would try to make the castle at the Magic Kingdom! I thought it was pretty sweet that this is what he chose to do with some of his free time tonight!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sun and Slide...

On Friday, we decided that after having a semi relaxing morning, we would spend some of the afternoon outside since the weather was so beautiful. In between loads of laundry we all enjoyed the sunshine and the slip n slide!