"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, April 7, 2018

Chilly Game...

Since the weather is still crazy cold, the boys' first soccer game was canceled this morning. We did already buy tickets to the opening game of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, so we went to that tonight equipped with our winter gear and blankets! The boys had been chosen to carry the big flag onto the field, but they actually did not have enough kids show up, so Ben and Conner had to settle for high fiving the players as they ran out onto the field. The boys were excited because the Kernels played the Quad City River Bandits! It was very cold, but as always, Ben and Conner had a great time!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Easter Baskets...

Conner and Ben received some more Easter baskets this week and they finally got to dive into them today. (Busy week!) Thank you Nana and Gramps and thank you Peg and Brian!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

We stayed home for Easter this year and Nick was excited to grill a turkey today. We started with a little Easter egg hunt this morning. The boys opened some Easter gifts from the "Easter Bunny!" The boys concluded that they know a secret about the whole Easter Bunny business! Ben and Conner both got a science kit where they could be geologists and dig for dinosaur bones and gems, so they had to go outside and test those out. While the boys chiseled away, Nick prepared the turkey! He did a great job cooking that turkey! We had an awesome Easter dinner together!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easter Eggs!

Ben and Conner wanted to dye some eggs for Easter!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Out to Lunch...

A day off of school usually means errands and McDonalds for us!

Sunday, March 25, 2018


 Nick made us a homemade cookie with ice cream tonight!