We also planned to go camping for the 4th of July weekend.... but I think everyone had the same idea as us! The spot that we usually go to never has anyone there! It is absolutely perfect! Well this year there was 7 camp trailers in what we thought was our little hidden secret! So we improvised! The backyard was perfect. We all slept out there for 3 nights in a row and it awesome in dads new tent! The house was oddly quiet... which usually means someone is in to something they aren't suppose to! I caught the kids out in the tent telling stories and playing card games with each other. We ended the night with fireworks in the front of the house!
Saturday, July 4, 2020
We love the 4th of July at our house! This morning we took the kids on a hike up above the golf course. It was a perfect morning and the view wasn’t too bad either. We took the pigs for a walk up the road to get some exercise. Then to finish the morning off I went for a bike ride. I have had a goal to make it up a hill that is about 4 miles away from our house.... and today I did it! The picture makes it look like the smallest incline, but it really is steep and just about did me in! I had to take a picture and send it to Malcolm to prove I finally did it!
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Father's Day this year was awesome! We hung out at Brooke's brothers house most of the day Saturday. We same in the pool, played basketball, pickle ball and cross net. And a family party wouldn't have been complete without lot's of good food!
Sophie wouldn't let anyone hold her except Brooke. She is in a huge momma phase right now, and I don't blame her! Brooke use to teach swimming lessons to little kids before we were married. She was trying to teach all the little cousins the fun games they use to play but Sophie wasn't having it.
Brooke and the kids surprised me with a a big 12-person tent! It is awesome! We have been sleeping in two tents because we couldn't all fit into one anymore. Brooke and the kids hated splitting up at night, so they found me a really great tent we can all fit in.... and then some!
The kids were so excited to see what it looked like so we set it up in the backyard!
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Every Monday night we have family night! It usually consists of a short church lesson and then we have a fun family activity and a treat! To night we had a lesson on being kind to everyone and loving their differences! Then we made homemade ice cream and hung out around the fire. I love that the kids look forward to this day every week!
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
I don’t know who was more excited for the last day of school, the kids... or me!!! Being a homeschool teacher for 3 different grades was exhausting! But I sure loved the one on one time with them! We turned in the kids iPads and then had a water party!!!
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
This Mothers Day was everything I ever wanted! In the past, this day has kind of been a hard day for me. I have miscarried twice on Mothers Day and it kind of became a day that I wanted to skip over. But with time, my heart is healing. I love being a mom! My family is my whole world and I am more then blessed they call me mom!
The kids woke up early and they made me breakfast with the help of Malcolm. It was so cute! They even went and cut me a tulip from out in the garden! Then, while I was eating breakfast they all gave me homemade cards they had made. My sweet Hayley took it when step farther... she took a ribbon she had won from our county fair and turned it into a #1Mom Ribbon! I loved it SO MUCH!!!
After we ate we loaded up in the car and drove to Malcolm's parents house. It was so much fun to finally be able to spend a few days with them! We brought out our four wheelers and I am pretty sure they only stopped long enough to eat! A couple of the kids even took turns learning to drive grandmas side by side.