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Labor Day

Our Labor Day was low key highlighted by a trip to a local park for a family bike ride.  Marie and Oliver now ride our bikes so we walked alongside the little ones in training wheels.  The weather was a delightful change from the dismal unusually early cooler weather...
Beach Party

Beach Party

One of Walter’s favorite places to go is the beach.  We wanted to make it out at least once this summer and decided to plan a trip on his birthday right before he headed back to school.  The day before he helped direct me how to make his cake which he wanted to...
Martin Guitar Company

Martin Guitar Company

The world class Martin Guitar Factory is just less than five minutes from our chapel.  Noticing our chapel grounds needed some weeding I decided to make it a school day covering the subjects of civics and music.  First we headed to the chapel to weed and trim.  Then...
My Surreal August

My Surreal August

Right after we returned from our family vacation I experienced some rather surreal moments as a mom, wife, and woman.  The first was having Oliver head out to 11 year old scout camp.  In no way was I mentally ready to have a kid old enough to head off to scout camp....
Kickin’ it back

Kickin’ it back

Our last full day in Utah we let the kids have a marathon day of watching their newly discovered favorite TV shows with Grandma and Grandpa while Shane and I went out for a date to BYU.  Shane gave me a tour of the places he worked telling me about his experiences....