"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

Monday, February 27, 2017

More Spaghetti!

After dinner tonight, Conner apparently wasn't satisfied yet! He grabbed the pot with plain spaghetti in it and almost finished it off, giggling the whole time!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mama and Papa Time!

Nick and I both had to work on Monday and the boys had no school, so they got to go to Mama and Papa's for a couple of days! They had a fabulous time and were very excited about their new hats all the way from Mexico! Thank you to Mama and Papa for helping us out! The boys got to go see the Lego Batman movie and are still raving about the hot fudge sundaes they got! Conner and Ben had such a great time!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hello Sunshine!

Still not feeling 100% but the boys had to get out of the house and enjoy some sunshine today!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Conner and Ben were feeling creative so they came up with some new inventions tonight to help with fishing this summer! Conner designed a new fishing pole and Ben focused on improvements he could make to the boat! They were really excited and were really proud of themselves for being "inventors!"

Monday, February 13, 2017


On Monday night, Ben just wasn't getting better, and was actually sounding worse, so we made a trip to the hospital to make sure everything was okay. We were there almost 4 hours. The doctors said we were already doing everything we could to help him breathe easier, so after every test they ran came back negative for everything we headed home! We will have to take another sick day tomorrow!


Not the best start to our week... Ben woke up coughing non stop and I woke up to Conner running to the bathroom to throw up. Just hope they can get over this soon!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Early Morning...

Curt, Nick, my sister Cari, and I enjoyed some adult time into the wee hours! A few short hours later, it was time to get up! Our niece, Piper, also has a birthday coming up in February, so we gave her a couple of presents this morning before we made the trip back home!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine Birthday!

We went to Ankeny on Saturday to celebrate our niece, Adeline's, first birthday! Her actual birthday is on Valentine's Day. Conner loved holding Adeline! After dinner, presents, and cake, the kids were all very excited to watch a movie in the theater! Thanks for a great party Josh and Jenn!

Friday, February 10, 2017

My Birthday!

Today is my birthday! It has been a busy couple of weeks and we have had both kids sick, so we opted to stay in tonight and have a movie night! The boys also had their valentine parties at school today, so they were tired after school! We went out for pizza and a zookie last night for my birthday. I did get to have the first bite of the zookie, but after that, Ben and Conner tore into it like they had never eaten before! I always enjoy our trips to Zoeys here in town! The boys got me some wonderful gifts, including a massage (I've never had one) and a new book on Disney World, which is where we will be venturing this summer! I am very blessed to have these 3 men who treat me like a queen!!! (Usually...) Thank you to Nick, Ben, and Conner for making me feel very loved and giving me a great birthday!