Wednesday, October 29, 2014

More Iowa pics!

 While we were in Iowa last weekend, the boys helped Grandpa get rid of the leaves on the roof and ground!  I think Luke liked using the machinery! Even at 91, Grandpa was out there raking and being productive!! What a blessing!


 Here was the salad buffet at Gma's house...pick your toppings and dressing!
 YUM!  Steak, baked potato and you see the grapes in the salad?? Ewwww.  Silly John!

The birthday cake!

 Here we are at church with Gramma Ellie in her choir robe!  What a beautiful and fun weekend!!
 Goodbye "H" bridge!  See you next time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We DID it!!

Yesterday we signed the papers to start building our new house on February 1st, 2015!

Monday, October 27, 2014

October birthdays!

We had a long weekend, so we made the drive south to Iowa to visit John's parents.  We celebrated October birthdays!  Here are the stars of the month!  Anna is 13, Walter is 91, and Luke will be turning 16 this week!

Friday, October 24, 2014


He takes his driving test in just a few weeks!  He's cruising around town, and on the highway supervised by the incredible driving coach....MOM!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Remember this photo?
Well, I stopped by yesterday and took another photo of the same place- this time the geese were there!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friends for 22 years!

We started out as a playgroup at the YMCA when our kids were infants!  22 years later, many of the kiddoes have graduated from college and we're still getting together!  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Just a little make up

As a part of Anna's birthday present, I promised her a make up lesson at our Macy's store.  She chose the Bobbi Brown make up counter.  After her lesson we walked the mall, picked up a Starbucks drink and headed home.  Her brothers were NOT happy about the make up!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


John took Friday off from work and headed north to play golf.  It was a gorgeous day on a gorgeous course!  And check out the sheep on the course!