Sunday, January 7, 2018


The temps warmed up enough to actually enjoy the outdoors. Jeff took the kids skiing today. He said Anna went on the bunny hill once and was ready for the big hill. Isaac was off on his own and skiing like crazy. 

They had a great time!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

50th wedding anniversary!

We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary on December 30th- their actual anniversary. We had a party for them. It was a night of dancing and celebrating. Everyone had a wonderful time, especially the kids... they danced the night away!

the crew

Suzie and Me

JJ and me

Anna and Sully

The couple of the evening. 

Arizona Christmas!

We had a fun, family filled week in Arizona with Jeff's family. The fun started the evening we got there and went until the morning we departed for home. 

The week was filled with a family fun flag football game. We watched the Seahawks play the Cowboys which was fun because Kristy, Scott and Isaac love the Seahawks and Jeff loves the Cowboys. Jeff and John took Jaxson and Isaac to a basketball game. The girls went to lunch and the American Girl store. They guys spent part of the day at Top Golf. The kids swam. We did a family fun run. We had s'mores by then fire. We did more swimming. We spent so much time together. 

It was a great week!
lunch with the ladies

suns vs timeberwolves

top golf

kids with their grandparents

Scott and Kristy with the kids


little game of football


Christmas Eve jams

reindeer run
(a day late but we still did it)

AZ sunshine!

flag football

so pretty

sweetest pair

darling girls

cool boys



Oliver family


Visiting Santa

The kids wanted to wait until we got to Arizona to see Santa. That's what we did, the first morning we were there. It is a fun interactive Santa with games and a naughty or nice meter. 

They were both pretty excited to talk to the big guy. Anna stuck around as long as she could. 


Santa and Anna

The kids with Santa

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

making gingerbread houses with 1st graders

Anna and her 1st grade class made gingerbread houses at school. I was lucky enough to be able to help. It was darling, messy and fun. The kids all did so good. 

Anna loved having me there and I loved being there. She was very particular about making her house just perfect. 

Proud of my sweet girl. 



my girl and me

finished product

Readers Theater

Isaac and his class had a readers theater today at school. It was darling and the kids did such a good job. 

Isaac was proud. I was proud, too. 

SDSU vs Drake

My dad has established a relationship with a baseball coach who used to coach where my dad went to high school. His name is Dave. Dave recently took a position with Drake University in Des Moines. They were in our area last night playing SDSU. Dave offered us tickets to the game. My dad, Me, Isaac, Hudson and Owen made the quick trip to Brookings. 

We had dinner at Nicks, and then went to the game. 

We had a great time!

Nicks for burgers


ice cream treat