Thursday, December 7, 2017

Grand Fir Christmas Tree





Decorating our Gingerbread House




Relearning the Guitar

After a 10+ year break from lessons, Jim is starting to pick up the guitar again. It's awesome to hear him practice most nights before bed. He admitted his dream is to play for his kid's weddings (just like Terry McCauley did).

Sunday, November 5, 2017

4th Annual CCS 5K Glow Run

 Karen ran the 5K with Papa and Holden ran with Mama.
 Karen and her classmate, Noah.
 Holden with his teacher, Mrs. Levine, and his friend Vaughn.

Grandpa even walked the 5K!

Snow in early November?

We were very surprised by the snowfall at our house this past week!

Under the Sea Night at AWANA


Disney Day at School


Nerd Day for Spirit Week at School


Pumpkin Carving Teamwork



 Grandpa helped too!

Community Halloween Outreach at SMU

We did face painting, games, cookie decorating and trick or treating at the Saint Martin's University dorms last weekend. We had so much fun seeing lots of athletes from Papa's track & field team.



Hunter's Pumpkin Patch with my class




Friday, November 3, 2017

Mama's Applesauce Helpers

 Together we canned over 50 pints of applesauce. Yes, a lot of work....but our family loves homemade applesauce.

Schilter's Pumpkin Patch







Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Karen (and Mama's) First Day of School

   Karen had her first day of kindergarten today! She was SO EXCITED!
After taking 7 years off from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom...Rachel started teaching again today (this time part-time and at the kindergarten level). Karen is excited to have Mama as a teacher as well as Mrs. Vannice (same teacher Holden had).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Garden

Karen loves to help pick veggies from our first ever garden.

Kayak Adventures

We've really enjoyed exploring local lakes as well as Black River by our house this summer. Ginger likes kayaking with us too.  She usually hops off to take a dip every 10 to 15 minutes! :)