Grandma Cynthia joined us for church Christmas Eve morning...both girls particpated in the service as shepherds... After church we all came home and tried to wait it out a while before diving
And the tradition continues... We ended up spending 3 nights in the Wisconsin Dells with the Grosgebauers in between Christmas and New Years... it was so much fun! Keeping this a secret was
Over the Winter Break, I took the girls to the Arboretum to see the lights.
We met my parents and siblings and their families in the Wisconsin Dells for a few days during winter break! We stayed at Mt. Olympus which had an indoor water park, arcade, and
This was our SIXTH year hosting this bash! This year's party brought new games, the standout being the SaranWrap Prize Ball, followed by the Left, Right, Center Dice game and also a new
The 5th grade band concert was pretty awesome! Vivianne is playing the clarinet and really enjoying it. I've never had to tell her to practice...so she really must like it 😆 Here she
The girls are still going strong in Kumon...it's been I think 3 years now??? It's definitely a love/hate relationship...mostly hate for them 😫 But, even though they complain from time to
Lilah's class went on a field trip to the Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Musical performances are my fav...so, of course, I volunteered to chaperone! It was wonderful! (This was my group)
Found the "One"! Her name is Luna ❤️ 🎄 ❤️ Still missing that ⭐️...soon!
Advent Calendar Activities are well underway... Family Skate ✔
My little holiday punch helper ;-) This was a new recipe...was pretty tasty and well, pretty to look at ;-) Thomas cooked the turkey on the grill...that was delicious! Spent this
We took in the Chanhassen High School's performance of Cinderella this past weekend. It was really good! The girls got so inspired watching it that they are both planning on auditioning for a
Had lunch with this little lady today to celebrate getting a perfect score on her continental math quiz! Whoop whoop!
She's been enjoying the fire place lately... And walks with her sweater... ;-) And long snuggles on the couch...
Halloween. Lilah was Wonder Woman and Vivianne was a burglar. I walked around our neighborhood with Lilah and her little buddies. Vivianne went with her friends in one of their neighborhoods this year!
I chaperoned the 5th grade field trip to Junior Achievement BizTown last week. It was probably the coolest field trip I've been on. The place is set up like a mini community that
Happy 38 years young to this stud! (A special birthday cake made by his Mom! Yummy!) This picture melts my heart... He is still the best ever and we love him.
Lilah is 8! Whoa! I can't even believe it :-0 Eight years ago...you were our tiny little baby... You keep growing up... Happy 8 years old, Lilah. We love you SO much!
Lilah (2nd Grade) & Vivianne (5th Grade)
We finished up her soccer season on Sunday with two games in Woodbury. The last game was probably her best game of the season. She played awesome on defense and hustled a lot.
What a season Vivianne's soccer team had this fall! They were 1st in their division in the regular season. Won all their games, except for the LAST one! But, even with that loss,
Dear Vivianne, Here we are at your 4th commerical shoot...you are on set and I am waiting in the area reserved for the parents of the "talent". This job is
Our girls' trip brought us to Door County, Wisconsin this year! What an adventure we had...possibly our best trip, yet ?!?! From beaches, to bike rides, to zip lining and hiking, we enjoyed