Thursday, August 31, 2017

Melody's birthday!

Melody turned 23 years old today!

We are so blessed to have you in our family!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SC+ trip

After a lot of scheduling and hard work, Mom + all of the girls went down to South Carolina
in the middle of June!

This was at a rest stop - sometimes they feel like that!
Our first visit was with the Robe family from SSI in OH

What happens when you bring an extra 5 cellos for a friend of yours!

Math buddies!

Crazy Dutch Blitz games!! 

Shortest to tallest??

After our visit, we heard strange noises from one of the tires, and stopped
at a gas station. Four lug nuts were loose to the touch! This kind (strong) man
helped us by tightening them.

We arrived safely to be with the Hollidays!

And then went to John and Allison Cox's wedding...

Big girl!

She loved to feel your finger on her new tooth!

The reception was in a barn :)

The bride and groom :-)

Here they are!

Long day for babykins!

I love you, Grandma Cookie!

Fellow grandmas!

They had a great getaway oldie!

Back at the ranch, we enjoyed times of visiting...

So much to learn from this dear man...

Lovely times with the Drapinskis

The gals

More to come!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mom's 49th birthday!

Mom got closer to the big 5-0 today!

We are so grateful to have you as our mother, Mom!

We're having a wonderful time at the cottage,
and I hope to get close to catching up on posts :D

Friday, August 18, 2017

Today is Caleb's birthday!

Mr. Fix-It turned 19 today! 

We love you very much and are thankful
 for the blessing you are to our family!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Here's what we did in June in between all of our other activities :D

We girls visited a new little friend!

Big brother and sister

Look at that hair!

Such a grown-up face!

Big sis getting some camera experience :)

All of the kids went to 5 graduation parties one weekend in June ;)

Time to get out the canoe at Grandpa M's!

FaceTime with the great-grandbaby!

Somebody got ahold of Anna's phone... :D

Playing "Texas Baseball" :P

Waiting for our turns...

We shared music with the folks at Calvary Baptist of Midland, 
and had fun times with dear friends!

Fun times!

The bunch

A family bocce ball game

Intense competition... :D

Buk gave Grandpa his "Roadster"!

Celebrating our birthdays!

Is this enough ice cream?

Friends from IL stopped over 

Fun times with the M. girls!


We're dated ;)

Gotta love the coilovers!

Stay tuned for our big trip!