Saturday, September 16, 2017

New Home, New School, New Job, New Friends, Same God!

Oh my!  Looking back over the last year, it was a tough year!  But God is good!  All the time!  And we are so happy to be in Hastings!  The boys are adjusting well to their new school and making some great friends.  They don't necessarily love some of the teachers, but they are happy overall!

Brodie is playing tackle football for the first time.  His mother isn't so happy about it, but he seems to like it so far.  He is still waiting to play his first game.

Isaac has had two flag football games.  He is the only player that has caught a pass in a game (one for a two point conversion) and he was the leading tackler (flag grabber) today. 

Isaac and some of his buddies after football practice. 

Both boys are making friends and have had fun having friends come over to play. 

Bishop and Isaac having fun as super heroes

Of course there is a lot of football being played

Some foosball with accompanying music

Laser tag - Jace hiding behind a poop pillow
All the boys checking out the bugs Isaac and Jace caught

They also caught some toads
Jace and Isaac waiting for the football players to return to the field after  half time

Brodie and his buddies at the high school football game

Tough guys
I like this picture because Jace was holding a toad for me to take a picture of and it jumped away (you can barely see it  jumping out of his hands)

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Great Day!

Abel had the 4th of July off and we had a great day!  We loaded up the bikes and headed to the park. 

I was chasing Isaac all day.  Obviously I have not been riding my bike all over our property this summer like he has!

Brodie was trying to figure out his first bike with gears to shift, but I think overall we had a great time!!

Trying out frisbee golf

We didn't make it through all of the holes because it started pouring. 

We played a few games of parents vs kids trivia and had lots of fun!

We then went and watched the minion movie!  It was a fun, fun day!  It seems like we haven't had many days this year where we can have fun as a family, so it was an extra fun day!

Sunday, June 11, 2017


We had a great week away in Mexico!  It was a great get away after a stressful year!  The weather was great and we had a ton of fun!

Sunrise on the first morning

Brodie checking out the water

Lazy river!

We had fun at the beach also!

We had fun on some jet skis!

I found a new favorite food...Mexican shrimp cocktail!!

We had a fantastic time!
The boys reading Calvin and Hobbs on the way home! 
Last night, after we got home late, Isaac got out of bed shortly after laying down for the night.  He asked, "if we have to move again, can we move to Mexico?"   I think that sums up our trip pretty well!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day

We did a little work on Memorial day (yesterday), but had a little fun also! 

That looks like trouble

Abel and Brodie working hard to get the fridge out of the house!
We met Mumum and Papa for dinner last night to relax after all of our hard work!

Today, we got the new fridge (I am so happy to have a fridge upstairs that works again!)  We also started a fire in the fire pit to burn some of the branches that fell off in the storm.  We had to have some s'mores also! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

We were so happy to be able to spend the day with Grandma on her birthday!!

We had fun playing memory!

The boys had fun fishing. 

Is Grandpa fishing on the roof?