"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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016


The best thing about this long weekend (so far) is that it gives a great preview of summer!  I was just as excited as Ben and Conner were to get some water toys out and play the day away!

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Countdown...

3 more days of second grade!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Nick cooked us a fabulous dinner tonight! He used the smoker to prepare a turkey and it was awesome. After the meal was cleaned up Nick turned to me and said, "Now that we've eaten dinner and you liked it, I just wanted to tell you that I dropped the turkey on the floor as I was putting the rub on it..."  Yep. That's my guy.


It was a great day to be outside again today, so the boys got in as many activities as they could!  They practiced their golf swings for a while.  Notice Conner had to put on gloves (since Mom and Dad haven't bought him a golf glove yet...!)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Birthday Girls...

We got to go to Charles City this afternoon to celebrate the birthdays of our 3 nieces, Jennifer, Mikayla, and Kelly! We had a great time celebrating and watching the kids play.  Ben and Conner learned how to do backflips on the rings and they really enjoyed the trampoline. (So did Nick!)  Thank you McLelands for a great afternoon and Happy Birthday girls!!!

Coach Nick...

Last regular season soccer game today!  Nick had to coach all by himself and the boys played great!  This was the nicest weather we have had for a soccer game yet!  We will have a few playoff games in a couple weeks.  As always, the boys had a wonderful time!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ben the Builder...

I found Ben under the table with his tools "fixing things!"  So cute...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sports Glasses!

We have been thinking for a while that Ben and Conner might need some "sports glasses" since they are so active and love to always be in the middle of the action in whatever sport they happen to be playing, so we ordered some a couple weeks ago.  They finally came in today and the boys are very excited about them! 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is here and it is definitely one of my favorite days!  We got some flowers planted and Nick got this table and chairs set for the front of the house so we have somewhere comfortable to sit while the kids play outside! The boys made flower pictures at school and they filled out their annual mothers day page.  I love to read what they have to say about me!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Coach Dad!

The boys had a soccer game today and their coach couldn't be there, so Dad was the coach today!  They all did a great job!