Thursday, September 7, 2017

Last weekend at the lake

We went to the lake on Sunday morning after the Dakota Bowl for a couple last days before John and Linda leave for Arizona. 

Joe, Amy, Ellie and her cousin Grace were there for a few hours when we got there on Sunday. They left mid afternoon. It was fun to have them around for a couple of hours before they went back to Des Moines. 

We ended up connecting with one of Isaac's school buddies on Sunday evening and he stayed overnight with us and hung out until we came home on Monday. It was a chilly morning but they had fun tubing and swimming and jet skiing. 

Anna contitues to be the cannon ball queen. She rocks it. 

It was hard to say goodbye to John and Linda. Hard to believe another summer season is over. We all had such a great time at the lake this summer. The kids both got so much better at swimming and spent hours in the lake. They always have so much fun with their grandparents. Thanks John and Linda for all you do for us to make our summer so memorable at the lake. 

cannon ball queen

Isaac and Anna with their grandparents

Isaac and his buddy Nathan going tubing

wrong size underwear, dude. 

Dakota Bowl

It was a gorgeous day for the Dakota Bowl! 

We had a tailgate party with a bunch of 3rd grade families. The kids played and played and the adults hung out and enjoyed each other company. Anna did the cheerleading camp and Isaac did the football camp so they were both part of the pregame festivities. 

The game was really good and O'G won! 

We came home and we were all exhausted. 

Such a fun day! We can't wait until next year!

our family

a few 1st grade girls

3rd graders



We got to see Sophia who is a senior! 

celebrating 11 years!

We celebrated our anniversary family style this year. 

The 4 of us went downtown to do the sculpture walk and then had dinner. It was really fun.

Love my family!

11th wedding anniversary!

major bike accident

Anna and I were riding bikes to Isaac and Jeff where they were having football practice. We were going down a hill and Anna couldn't stop and lost control of her bike. She fell off her bike by going over the handle bars. It was so scary. 

I rushed to her and picked her up and sat her down on the curb next to our bikes kind of in shock regarding what played out. I attempted to clean up her bloody face with her school shirt and started to collect myself and figure out who to call. 

Within about 30 seconds 2 different cars pulled up and offered to help. The one woman ended up taking us and Anna's bike to the park Isaac and Jeff were practicing at. Another man in a pick up brought my bike. I was so thankful to those good samaritans. They truly helped. 

We stopped and saw Jeff and got his car and came home to get cleaned up. Luckily her mouth took the grunt of the fall. She had a really fat lip and a scrape on her chin and nose and one on her elbow. Otherwise she was clean. I checked all her teeth and everything was good. 

I was so thankful. It could have been much worse. 

I was so proud of my brave girl. 

golfing with grandpa Paul

As our warm summer days come to a close, so does Isaac's golf season. He had so much fun playing lots of golf with my dad and they both enjoyed their time together.

It makes my heart happy!

golf buddies. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

1st soccer tournament

Isaac had his first soccer tournament of the year. His team didn't play at that well but he got to play against one of his best buddies. So that made for some fun. Jeff's parents and my mom also came to the game to watch. 

Isaac vs Rylan

Nikki and me with our boys

best cheerleaders!

head to head

best little sisters!

soccer love

He is growing up so fast and he is playing hard.... 

old cleats 

new ones