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.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Steve and decided to pile in the car and drive to Washington DC for spring break. Once we told the kids, Gretchen wanted to visit Jamestown since it's something she studied in school. Steve was happy to oblige for her! It was quite the trip. We drove to Pittsburgh and spent the night before rolling into our Nation's capitol. We spent three action packed days in DC checking out the Air & Space Museum, the National Natural History Museum, the US Capitol where we met our congressman, the National Zoo and as many monuments as we could see. Then we drove to Virginia and spent one very lovely weather day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. We spent our last day at Jamestown seeing both the historic site and the living museum where the kids could go back in time to that era. They we stopped on the way home for a visit with our friend who lives near Cincinnati (perfect resting spot before the last six hours home). I think the girl like Jamestown the best!
Friday, March 18, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Gretchen is doing band this year and so far has had two concerts. The second concert was considerably better than the first. What a patient teacher her band teacher must be! Anyhow, it sounds like she likes it even though she finds it challenging!