Our community has a bonfire and haunted trail for the Halloween season. My girl scout troop wanted to participate in it this year so we volunteered to take a spot on the trail to "scare" or entertain trail walkers. Of course, most of the troop did not want to be real scary so we pitched them some ideas and they picked Dia de los Muertos which to them was an adequate theme since skull faces were involved. We got a professional to do our make up (Fabulous Faces by Brooke!) and it was quite the success! We got a lot of compliments on the make up and costumes (I got ponchos from Goodwill). Next year the girls want to do it again only be scary! Sigh....
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Our school district is K-6 so this is like Gretchen's senior year of high school only it's elementary. It's probably better for her in terms of maturity since she's a young 11.... She's excited to go back to school except as she stated: doing math....
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
So we got a puppy.... yep a puppy! A lot of friends and family said the same thing to us about the dog as they did about us having kids: I didn't think you guys were ever going to! His name is Carlos (don't judge the name - the kids picked it out) and he's a 9 week old sack of boxer sugar!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
This year for our annual camp trip to Devil's Lake Steve rented a pop up so we could see how we like it. It was a lot of fun and different for sure. It had air conditioning so I can't really complaining about "glamping" it for the week. Since it was the week of the boys' birthday, we hit Noah's Ark in the Dells and that was a blast (and exhausting!).
Friday, July 8, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The first camp this year is Harry Potter themed so I'm hoping she enjoys it.