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Celebrating Lauren’s Birthday!

Today is Lauren’s birthday! She turned 4. We had a frozen themed birthday party for her yesterday with family and friends and Princess Anna came to visit her. She was so excited! Read more »

Visiting the farm

Alicia, Colin, and Lauren visited Alicia’s family farm this week! We got to feed and water the cats, the baby calf, the chickens, and checked on the sheep. It brought back memories from Alicia’s childhood when she would feed the baby calves and helped with milking the cows. Alicia loved taking care of the calf and so did Read more »

Family Outing!

We had a family day today. It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70’s after being in the 90’s all week. We went to the garden center and bought some flowers and then went out to lunch. After lunch, we went to the playground, got ice cream and the grocery store. It was a fun day! Read more »


Alicia and Lauren love the movie Frozen, so they thought it would be fun to match and wear something Frozen Read more »

Family Day at local science museum

We visited our local science museum today with Ryan’s family. We got to see the dinosaur exhibit, marvel character exhibit, ocean, gadgets, watched a cloud being formed, and lunch. It was a fun day and we stopped for ice cream on the way home. The picture was an exhibit in the Marvel section Read more »


We’ve been having play dates with cousins and friends. Most of our play dates are going to each other’s houses to play, but sometimes we venture out and go to the local library, indoor play gym or to the park. We usually try to have a few play dates each month. Pictured is: Colin and his cousin having fun outdoors as you Read more »


We are making plans for our garden this year. We are going to plant: tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, green beans, zucchini, broccoli, green peppers, basil, and a strawberry hanging basket. We have raised garden beds and that makes it so much easier because we don’t have to pull weeds. We love having a garden, so we Read more »

Easter 2022!

One of our family traditions is coloring Easter Eggs, so we started out the weekend coloring eggs. Then we spent Saturday with Ryan’s family and had a wonderful meal ending with individual cakes and ice cream.  On Easter Sunday, we went to our friend’s church and listened to a wonderful service and then we went to Read more »

Celebrating Colin’s Birthday!

Colin turned 6 years old today! We have been celebrating his birthday all weekend! Yesterday, we had his birthday party at a Playnasium and invited our family and friends. Everyone had a great time. Colin had a Mario Kart theme cake. Today, we took Colin out for his birthday lunch. Read more »

Alicia’s family

Alicia is the oldest in her family with two younger brothers. Alicia’s parents and both brothers and their families live within 30 minutes of us. Both of her brothers have two children. Alicia grew up on a farm with cows and pigs. Her family still owns the farm and they added sheep and chickens along with having cows. When Read more »

Ryan’s Family

Ryan is the oldest in his family with two younger brothers. One of them live about 20 minutes away from us and is married and has 3 children. Ryan’s other brother and his wife live out of state. Ryan’s parents live 30 minutes away from us. We usually get together quite often. Colin and Lauren enjoy having play dates with Read more »

Disney World vacations

We went to Disney World in January and we had a great time! It’s becoming one of our favorite vacation spots. We stayed on site this time and went to all 4 parks- Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot. Colin and Lauren loved it. Colin loves dinosaurs and he loved the dinosaur ride in Animal Kingdom. Read more »

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