Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Belt promotion

The boys both had their first belt promotion since starting martial arts here this fall. I'm so proud of both of them. They worked hard and are ready to learn new skills!

Pumpkin carving

It's that time of year again! The boys designed their own pumpkins, as usual, and Neil carved them. :) I love this time of year...pumpkins, roasting the seeds, apple cider, and the changing leaves!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Walking Reader

One of my favorite things...when the book is too good to put down!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


The boys completed their first 500 piece puzzle last night! It took them several days of diligent work. I did help out a little bit, but only because I couldn't resist. :) The cool thing about the puzzle was that it glowed in the dark and had hidden pictures in it. Bonus!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Disney Cruise: Day One

We were out of town most of last week visiting family and friends, many of whom we haven't seen in a year and a half. What a blessed time of fellowship and fun! After all of the transition we've had recently, it was very refreshing to catch up with everyone that we were able to see.

As I promised earlier, though...let's get back to how amazing the cruise was! I've never been an extreme Disney fan. I enjoy the parks and some of the classic movies, but that was about it. I've also never been on a cruise, either. So, I have no other experience to compare it with. But I have to say, it was fantastic! Everything was over the top amazing!

Below are the boys in the cruise terminal waiting to board the ship, getting settled in our state room (pretending to sleep in the window), and watching as we left port!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pre-Cruise Fun

We drove down to Florida a couple of days early so we could see family and not have such crazy day on embarkation day. We had to go to the beach, of course! The boys had a blast playing in the surf and looking for critters. I took a walk, hunted for sharks teeth, and just enjoyed being there! The beach is one of my favorite places!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Picking up the Pieces

It's been forever. I know. I've been stuck between feeling like I have nothing to blog about to feeling like I have everything to blog about. Throw in a dose of not liking the layout of my current blog along with a basic upheaval of life in general and this is where I find myself.  So, I'll take the first step today.

Here is one of my absolute favorite pictures from the cruise we went on earlier this month! More to follow soon!