Monday, February 28, 2011


This weekend brought a glimpse of the "college boy"
He had time to invite the neighbor over and get Ben and Luke to join in a computer game with him.
and this weekend brought an end to the 6th grade basketball season..... we finished 2nd in the St. Kilian's tournament and had a fun pizza party afterward! Here is Coach, Luke and Cheerleader Anna Grace at home after the game....
Great season, guys!!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011


After the snow last weekend, it's been gorgeous around, white snow! We've even had a little melting this week, which has caused some interesting icicles hanging from our overhang.....sure hope they don't fall on the doggies!!! One dripped on Minnie's head and she blinked really hard and then ran in the house!! Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Hello...welcome to Miss type A's room....
and may I introduce you to Mr. type A's room......
and then there's Mr. type M's room..... (messy).....
Where did I go wrong with this one??? Hmmm...maybe it's the "artist" in him......I guess I'll just shut the door for now =)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Lady Comets

Anna plays on a team called the Lady's a group of 3rd and 4th grade girls. She plays on Saturdays and has practice on Tuesday nights. It's been really fun watching the team learn the plays and improve each week. Here are a few shots from last Saturday's game.
Check out the defense....

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sick Luker

When this little buddy spends the day on the couch and then in his know that he is SICK!! Feel better Luke!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I helped one of my dear friends clean out and reorganize her pantry the other day......why, oh why, is it so much fun doing this at someone else's house????

Monday, February 14, 2011


We had a weekend full of basketball.....Our mighty Raiders took 2nd place in the tournament...we lost by 3 points in the championship game...bummer!! Coach Peterson was still very proud of his son, the team AND his 2nd place trophy.......
and we found some time to celebrate my birthday....out for dinner on Saturday and then these yummy desserts.....Butterfinger Pie and Nilla Wafer/banana pudding dessert....YUM!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bandana Girlz

It was a beautiful, sunny day at our house the other day....perfect for taking pictures of the people that were home......Minnie had just been to the groomer and the groomer gave Bella and Minnie cute valentine's bandanas...aren't they gorgeous??
Here's another one =)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Joke

Ben was bored the other day and played a practical joke on Luke. He grabbed Anna's mannequin head and planted it in his bed. Then he strategically placed some pillows to make it look like someone was sleeping in Luke's bed. Luke walked into his room and did a double take .......and then ran and started beating on Ben!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Does anything seem strange about this picture to you???

Monday, February 7, 2011


What a build up to the game......and what a game!!!!! We actually watched the game as a family, but it was John and Ben that were most into the game- I couldn't believe they were sitting on the kitchen counters....ridiculous!!
Superbowl food was not the usual, but Ben did make taco dip.....we had this instead.....steak, baked potatoes and oven roasted asparagus!!
There were obviously lots of HUGS....

Friday, February 4, 2011


John, Anna and I ran a few errands last weekend. John's wedding ring was cracked and needed to be replaced so we spent some time at the jewelry store. In the store was an area for kids- they had a private little room with glass walls and more importantly....a TV with the Disney Channel playing!! Let's just say that Anna spent most of her time in there while we browsed the store. Well, Anna had an agenda of her own when we were finished at the jewelry store. She had a gift card to spend at Michael's Arts and Craft store. John was a trooper and agreed to stop and shop- but he couldn't find the "Daddy Area" with the TV and sports playing, so he decided to color instead......