Saturday, August 31, 2013


Staying in a hotel is a big deal to our family!

We ran into the William's on the road.

We stopped together at Costco for supplies for the week.


We made it!!


Our home for the week!

It was perfect!

Robyn was read for the sun.

The pool.


The AZ crew arrived!!! Pure JOY!

The matchers were happy too!
Let the fun begin.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

First Day of School 2013

My big sweethearts are starting 2nd and 5th grade. How on earth can they be this big?!

Sweet Sissy!

Crazy Junedog.

Our neighborhood friends met at our house and walked to school as a group (we missed you like crazy Oetjens).

Our family (nice stinkin face June)!

The second graders.

I'm so thankful that they're at school together!

Junie came home and announced that he got the NICEST TEACHER IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL!!

Sissy hopped in the car and said, "Three words. BEST. DAY. EVER."

I am so thankful to God for our amazing public school and our nice community.
I can't help but be so proud of my Junie after recieving this text. He has a good buddy with severe food allergies and he offered to sit at the allergy table (away from all of his class) so that he friend wouldn't be sitting alone. I love his heart.

We Love Savers

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End of Summer CR Trip

We asked the kids what they would like to do for the last couple days of summer..... NANNY and PAPA'S HOUSE!!!!

We had nonstop fun. Here we are at the lake playing in the sand.


Sand face Juner.

Happy Sam.

Sweet Sis.

Cousin Hanker giving Sammer a ride!

My dad found the perfect climbing toy for the kids....

Construction was going on across from my sister's house and the kids thought it was awesome!

We thought it was a tiny bit dangerous (and illegal).

Macker's uncle Thad took tons of time teaching him how to shoot a hoop! So sweet.

We had bike races in the alley.

Sammer was so fast;)

Cousin table.

with Nanny and Papa too.

My manly boys.

I love them!!!

Macker riding bikes at my elementary school.

American Ninja Warrior.
One of our kids most favorite activities in Cedar Rapids is playing at Bever Park.

They all walked up the entire creek.

Then they crawled through this...(the same place my dad took my sisters and I when we were little).

Jumpin Juner.

Sammer was so brave.

Big rock!

I love their faces in this picture.


Busted!! Junie forgot something....
We had the best time! Thanks for all the fun, family!