Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sports Talk...

When conversation turns to sports at dinner, which leads to pulling up videos of legendary baseball moments, it looks a little something like this...



I am not sure which is more important to them- food or baseball- but the three of them huddled over there for quite sometime!

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Trip to the Winery...

Just a few towns over, hidden in beautiful hills and under the tress are some pretty amazing wineries. The views are breathtaking and you feel as if you have entered a whole other world.

For my cousin's 21st birthday, we visited one of my favorites, Blue Ostrich, where we sipped wine, snacked on cheese trays, listened to live music and had the best time with just us six girls. No kids, no adenda... just relaxing with with conversation and closeness that only comes with family.

I just love these girls...



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bedtime Thoughts

Tonight, as little Roen was falling asleep, I guess Rudolph was on his mind...

Roen: "Mamma does Rudolph really not get to play any reindeer games?

Me: "I bet he does."

Roen: "If not, that is sad."

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Christmas Parade & Santa...

This past weekend, we loaded up with friends and headed on over the annual Christmas Parade in Muenster. The parade was perfect in that 'small town' way and finished off with Santa and Mrs.Claus on the last float where kids got to follow them to have a chance to chat.

I love that at 6 and 8 the boys still believe in Santa and still get that magic sparkle in their eyes when they talk to him...





Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017...

This was our year to travel home to be with my side of the family for Thanksgiving. The trip is always hard when we drive... despite the boys being 6 and 8, they still can't seem to get along in the car. Many threats of pulling over were made and lots 'quiet games' were played, but in the end we made it and had a wonderful time with family.

We worked puzzles, watched Christmas movies, played games, the kids helped in the kitchen and the boys loved getting to see their cousins again!





















Sunday, November 26, 2017

Football Playoffs...

Football season has officially come to an end.

This year, the boys were on different teams and both made it to the playoffs where Remi's team came out in 2nd and Roen's team tied for 3rd. Though it wasn't always easy getting to the field by 7:30 on Saturday mornings, I love getting bundled up in my Knight gear, settling down with a cup of hot tea and rooting for my two favorite players!











Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This Season of Busy...

These times are busy and seem to be full of non-stop going with friends. Time is flying and there isn't a thing I would change...













Monday, November 20, 2017

Veteran's Day...

For Veteran's Day, the boys got to wear their Cub Scout uniforms to school. The 1st, 3rd and 5th grades did a program, so I also got to see my sweet Roen preform a handful of patriotic songs. I love watching this little booger sing. He always seems to concentrate so hard that he ends up yawning his way through the songs! It is the cutest, funniest thing ever!






Here is the 1st grade classes- all 25 of them...



Thursday, November 16, 2017

'Tis the Season...

Well, we are all decorated for Christmas at our house. I had my very first tree up the day after Halloween and we have been doing little bits here and there until we finally finish earlier this week.

This year, Roen requested a real tree like Remi's. So his sweet little white and red yarn tree that he has used since he was a tiny thing was left in the attic this year. He is very proud of his big tree! In fact, he has been asking for more ornaments to go on it! Remi really wasn't into decorating the trees like he normally is, but he did help a little bit. Roen on the other hand, has been my best little helper when comes to putting on ornaments. I just love this time of year!!













Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Knot Tying...

Last week, at Remi's Cub Scout meeting, the boys learned how to tie square knots.

Micah said Remi was the only boy who not only figured it our by himself, but also figured out an alternative way to tie a square knot. I love that at these little moments, Remi gets a chance to shine...