Saturday, April 15, 2017

Summer Fun!!

It was a beautiful day out today and we took advantage of it!  The boys were chasing Flynn (our cat) around outside and followed him into the trees next to the outbuilding.  The found a creek way down an embankment.  The boys had a ton of fun exploring and getting muddy! 

Here's where I found the boys...ready to climb down the embankment

Brodie pointing out a big hole

Can you see them at the bottom?

Coming back up was harder than going down.  Nothing better than a helping hand from your big brother!

We found our way out!  It was a great adventure!

Their clothes and shoes are still not clean after going through the wash twice.  I hope the come clean!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Valentine's Day, Snow Day, Soccer and a lot of Basketball!

We've had a few fun, busy weeks!

They boys have had fun playing basketball this winter.  We only have 2 weeks left of the season.  Brodie's team had a tournament today and got second place.  They worked hard and were exhausted at the end of the last game.  I just hope they look back on the tournament fondly rather than disappointed.

Brodie almost smiled in this one (I was begging him to eat this morning but he wouldn't because he  wasn't hungry)

Isaac's team still hasn't won a game, but hopefully they are having a little fun and are learning a little also.  They may actually be having too much fun....doing other things.  Right after tip off of this weeks game, I looked to see why the team wasn't running down the court.  Two of our players were playing rock, paper, scissors in the middle of the court!  That pretty much sums up the game.  :)

Brodie had a 3v3 soccer tournament last weekend.  His team got better every game as they figured out the ins and outs of playing 3 v3 soccer. 

We love having the outbuilding this winter.  It has been great for the boys and their friends to go play in.

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Here are a few random pictures:

Brodie's Valentine's box for school

Ready for the pool at the hotel in Hastings
Brodie's buddies were teaching Isaac how to ride his bike down the steps and our hill in the back yard.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Cookies!

We had a ton of fun decorating cookies with the Goekens!

Decorationg cookies

Just a few sprinkles on the cookies Eliana's cookie

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Eve!

We had fun at Grandpa and Grandma Buman's for Christmas!  Abel is working this weekend, so he couldn't come with us.

Eating fresh homemade ice cream!

Grandpa pouring sparkling wine


Awesome Christmas Eve meal

Isaac was so excited to give Ellie her present

I think she liked it 

Putting the last piece of the nativity on 

Sunday, December 18, 2016


We are so excited to be close to family for Christmas this year!!!  I still may not have every box unpacked or all of the Christmas decorations up, but we still have the Christmas spirit and are ready to celebrate the birth of our savior!!!

Chopstick showed up after Thanksgiving

The boys had a Christmas concert at school.  

They boys had fun decorating a gingerbread house!

Isaac got a little sticky!

Finished product!