Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Luke!!!

Hey, it's not's this guys birthday!!

and we love him!!!!
Happy 13th Birthday, Luke!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


We had a little pumpkin carving extravaganza last night. Everything was ready to go, and then some kids were distracted by the comic section.....Excuse me.....let's get carving!!
Anna had her turn carving....she was wearing her "hippy chick" costume....

Luke pulled out the goo.....and then got right to work....

Mr. Artist did a little research on the computer and then came up with his plan and started working....
and here are the final projects.......a ghost, and 2 logos from a computer game called Starcraft...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I had fun making these scary ghosts......nutter butter cookies, white chocolate and a few mini chocolate chips!!! BOO!

Monday, October 24, 2011


OK, here was our weekend.....John went up north, I stayed home with the kids and dogs.....My parents invited us over for dinner Saturday night, so I pretty much didn't have to cook all weekend!! Isn't that fabulous???!!!
You will also notice that I didn't take any pictures this weekend, so you'll have to put up with looking at our precious fur-babies..... had these photos taken by an awesome photographer in our area.....and yes, the lens she uses is "Outta this world!" about $5,000 out of this world!!!!
So, here's Bella.....the tennis ball obsessed doggie!!!

and Minnie Moo, the Yorkshire Terrier that thinks she a Labrador!!
Both of the little sweeties....

and now all three of us........I heart my doggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011


Mr. P sure had a good workout this week at basketball.....So proud of him for getting out there and working out!!

and Luke was well protected last night when he went to bed....all of Anna's Webkins were lined up, watching over him. I guess that's what happens when you let your sister in your room!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Photo Opportunity

Because all of our other kids have had recent school pictures taken and Andrew has not, I decided to make him put on a nice shirt and head to the backyard to take a few pictures.... here's one of the best!!! Andrew and Minnie Moo.....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lunch buddy

Had lunch with this young man yesterday.....he's been home on Fall break.....and he likes broccoli cheese soup!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011


The highlight of the weekend was making a quick trip to Chicago-land on Saturday to visit some friends. We hit the road at 6 am and made it to Mark's freshman football game that started at 9 am. It really wasn't much of a game, because it was a blow out...Mark's team dominated!! Here he is running the ball....
and it was Laura's 18th birthday..... and this was the cake that her neighbor (age 92) made for her.....
and this was the GIANT bear that her brother gave her....
and Laura had fun "dolling up" Anna....
Fun, fun, fun, weekend!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Randomness..

Here is the beautiful "Holy Hill"...a church/monastery in our area. It's so pretty this time of the year!! and yes, you can climb to the top and see all of the way to downtown Milwaukee!!
and just because....I thought I would share the cutest pair of slippers that Anna has.....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flag Football

We attended one of Luke's middle school football games this week. It was an AWAY Saylesville, WI......another small town team. Here are the #1 fans.....
Here are a few pics of Luke playing.... Here he is in the huddle....can you see a faint glimpse of Holy Hill in the background???
and running the ball as "Center" on the team...
and the coach even gave him a chance to be the quarterback for a few plays....
and they WON!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Laura Lee

A friend of mine from Chicago came to visit yesterday. Her daughter didn't have school, so she came too and we had an opportunity to take some cool pictures in our area. It's amazing to me how you can get some great pictures just by stopping by the side of the road and snapping a photo. Here are some of the pics I took....
and here's the friend who was watching our every move.....