Friday, June 29, 2012


Somehow, the boys talked Anna into giving them each a back off every 5 minutes....

I wonder if she is accepting cash or maybe just big brother protection in the future!!!??

Thursday, June 28, 2012


It is HOT outside.....

 It didn't stop Minnie from squirrel hunting in her sundress!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Master Bathroom

Here is the latest on the bathroom remodel....waiting for the counter tops (should be installed today).  Also need to install the mirrors on the wall, the molding, baseboards, faucets and the rest of the drawer's getting there!!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

All Star Game

 Anna was chosen by her teammates to play in the All- Star Game on Saturday.  It was a beautiful day for a ballgame!!  The clouds came out so it wasn't beastly hot and the best part was.....the Richfield All Stars WON!!!  They were cheered on by many supportive fans!!!  Here's Miss Anna getting ready to bat....she was so smiley!!
 Here she is playing 2nd base....she was scheduled to pitch the last inning, but the game was cut short due to time....
 Here is the winning cool, they got little trophies!!!  A fun day for ALL!!

Friday, June 22, 2012


The picture is a little fuzzy, but Anna and the boys sure did have a fun time at the Brewer Game this week!!

and look at the new banner for Luke's baseball cool is that??!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

House/Dog Sitting

This past weekend we dog/house sat while our friends were on a trip.  They were nice enough to let us use their new pool, which was delightful because it was HOT outside!!  

Here is buddy....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekend and more


On Saturday we traveled to Chicago to attend the graduation of our sweet friend, Laura.  It was a great party with lots of fun touches...from the way the food was presented and the numerous "fairy garden" arrangements as tablescapes, it was a beautiful day!!! 

I almost forgot to add these last pictures from our trip.....the guys got up early one morning on our vacation and "hit the lake".....sliding back to shore just in time for a storm to roll in....perfect timing!!  Here are the pictures of the Fishermen..... (and their guide)  24 fish were caught in all!!
A spotted Kentucky Bass for Andrew....


 A bass for Luke, too!

 and Mr. Ben caught a Rainbow Trout, which was very uncharacteristic for this lake!!  Cool!

Friday, June 15, 2012

More fun....

We had a kitchen in our condo and we had a chance to cook a few meals.  The kids always enjoy tacos.....and meals together are always a hoot!!!

Mom and Anna spent a TON of time at the pool....our resort had 3 different pools, each with a little something different.....this was our favorite, the Oasis Pool....
The last night we went back down to the lake and rented some peaceful...

Temps were about 90 degrees, so it was easy to relax and chill out....often!!
Here is a sample of the landscape......very mountainous, and they carve the roads right through the mountains...........
This is the biggest surprise of the trip.....the Branson Airport....Missouri's only private airport.  It's TINY!!  When arriving in Branson, you walk off of the plane and onto the tarmac.  You walk a few paces and enter a huge room that resembles the Cracker Barrel.....this is the airport!!!  The car rental facility is located in the airport and the cars are available right outside of the doors.  And when your flight leaves, all of the crew on the ground stops to wave at the people on the's so cute!!  All in all, it was a great vacation!  We arrived home at 3:15 on Wednesday and hit the ground running....2 ballgames at 6:00 that evening.....back to the routine, I guess....  Here's a picture of the Branson Airport....

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lake Fun!!

The Cliffs......a wonderful place for dare devil kids to take some risks....Ben especially enjoyed this....       

Ben liked jumping off the dock too....
We did a little tubing......thanks to Amy, Eric and their boat!!
The 2nd cousins had fun together.....(Mackenzie is missing from the photo)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Paddle Boating....

 Our resort has a lot of fun activities for the kids.  They have paddle boats and kayaks available to take out onto the are John and Anna using the paddle boat!!

Monday, June 11, 2012


The Petersons are off!!!  To Branson, Missouri !!!! We loaded a plane in Chicago on Saturday morning and off we went! Our direct flight brought us to the Branson Airport...I'm not even kidding you when I say that the airport was like a giant Cracker Barrel Restaurant.  You walk off the plane, and directly onto the landing strip and enter a building that is the airport.  Truthfully it is one giant room and the people that are waiting are sitting at picnic tables and wooden rocking chairs.  It was so refreshing to see after seeing the airport in Chicago!!  Here's a sampling of what we saw in the airport...(sorry it's such a dark picture!)
 We soon made it to our resort on Table Rock are a few pics of the condo where we are is wonderful!!

Let the reading and relaxing begin!!!