Monday, April 13, 2015

It's a dirty job BUT somebodies got to do it!

We are working on the finishing touches of getting our yard ready for sod this has been a long, tough, LLLLOOONNNGGG road.  Morgan volunteered to ride behind the Rino (thanks Tom).  I think she's a little crazy, but she has fun!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summertime fun...NOT!

This summer we have spent most of our time getting our yard done.  We have tilled, graded, smoothed, raked, and poured curbing till our fingers bled... literally.  

This day we got two big loads of already mixed cement to pour the cement pad for what will be our barn/shed.

It did go faster than doing the curbing... but of course it is one of the hottest days.  Meg became our expert edge finisher.

Brayden some of the muscle... I got to leave my comfort zone completely and drove the truck with 2 &1/2 yards of cement in the little trailer!

Zack helped to finish off the big stuff and was our muscle!

Tie Please!

Brayden has been very adamant that he always wear a zipper tie (one he doesn't have to tie himself... it just zips up).  Zipper ties are great when kids are young and have a hard time tying their ties themselves... but Brayden needed to enter the world of big boy ties!  Both of our boys brought so many ties home from their missions that we have an endless selection of ties at our house.. Sometimes Russ even borrows one!  A couple of months ago it was time for Brayden to really learn how to tie his own tie (what can I say... I'm a slacker!).  It took a couple of tries at the bathroom mirror with dad... but he got it down!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Moon Lake 2014

 We got to spend the first week of June at Moon Lake!  It is such a pretty place and the campground has been under we hadn't been in a few years, but being there brought back to mind the reasons that we try to go there each year!

The cousins got to play lots of card games!

Hiking to the inlet is always a must!

This year hand fishing was an added bonus!

Two for the price of one!

We celebrated two birthdays at the end of May... Brayden turned manly (what do you say for boy's instead of "sweet") SIXTEEN!  We went camping so he was not able to get his license until a week after his birthday!  Catie also had a birthday the first part of June.  What a great addition to our family!

Friday, May 23, 2014


One of the less attractive aspects of building a new home is the fact that after you finish your new home... and finally get everything put away to the point that you can function again... you GET to start on the yard!

We are currently working on the mow strip. (the 8" strip of cement that keeps the weeds out of the fence)  It has been nice to have Zack home to help.

Frisbee Golf

A couple of months ago when we had a nice break in the weather... we all went on base and tried Russ' new craze... Frisbee Golf. 

We had fun and we really enjoyed the sunshine!