Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cookies Galore!

 Here's a sampling of Anna's 6th grade math homework....holy cow!

I was a baker-lady last night!  I whipped up 73 white chocolate chip cookies for Andrew and Courtney's rehearsal dinner later next month!  My freezer will be full of goodies!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Banana Pudding

I was spoiled yesterday when my parents invited me over for lunch...the meal ended with this bowl of deliciousness!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Golfin' and Grillin'

 This handsome guy played in a tournament on Friday...he's having a blast on the golf team!!

We had another opportunity to grill on Saturday night!  Brats- philly cheese steak and beer brats! I love grilling season!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


 The Easter Church Service

 The Brunch at "Peaches"....they served 880 people that day!
 Look at all of the beautiful fruit! They had a long buffet of breakfast items and another of lunch items...ham, chicken, prime rib, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans with bacon, salad, cheese, crackers, au gratin potatoes, rice pilaf, etc!
 Here was John's first plate!

 Personally, I was a fan of the cinnamon rolls!
 Here were the dessert selections!  Gma Ellie liked the lemon pie!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter in Iowa

 We arrived at Gma and Gpa Petersons on Friday....we were thrilled to see them, the green grass and feel the warm temperatures!

We spent our time the first day playing frisbee and basketball, and quite a few games of Uno.  Looks like Ben was the big winner!
Anna had a blast braiding Courtney's hair. She must have braided it at least 4 different ways!

 On Saturday, the guys and Gma found some time to disc golf.

We had a great dinner on Saturday night.  Steak, potatoes and salad!

 We then had a fabulous mandarin orange cake that Gpa baked. (ahem)
 Andrew and Courtney practiced cutting the cake...their wedding is next month! 

More Iowa pictures tomorrow!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Freshie Golfer

Luke has been having his first few golf meets this week.  It's so crazy because they are playing in 30 degree weather!  Trying to convince a teenager to wear a winter coat to a 2 1/2 hour golf meet is like trying to herd cats!!  Impossible!! Sorry for the blurry picture, but he let me snap it quickly before he jumped in the car to warm up!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Mom and I decided to visit the bridal shop to look for a Grandmother of the Groom dress...we found one within 30 minutes!!  We also had to try on the princess crowns...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Leisurely Walk

 On Sunday, John and I went for a walk with the dogs.  

We noticed the sign....

OOOOOps!  We had the leashes, we just didn't use them!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Random photos

 Bella and Minnie have been going for walks this week!  They've loved the fresh air and the good smells at the park!!

 Here's Anna with her friend, Natalie!

and finally a picture of the kids at our favorite Mexican restaurant!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poor Anna Banana!

Another orthodontic appointment...2 more permanent teeth scheduled to be "wiggled out!"  She's at a grand total of 14 teeth having to be pulled!  Small mouth, large teeth...a bad combo!