Friday, December 30, 2011


"Work" boots full of mud and dirt

Trying different things for a Christmas picture

Hot chocolate in these fun mugs from Travis' grandmother (Vava)

Sam's Thanksgiving outfit. His Indian name was Lightning Bolt.

Trying to be in the moment and enjoy these little guys.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Angry Eighth birthday

You are an amazing boy! You have an addictive laugh, a compassionate heart, a will not quit attitude, do everything at 100%, love to play soccer, and love chapstick!! You are a shining light in my life, little boy. I love you and am trying to cherish this time when you still need me and want to be around me. It will go too fast! Happy eighth birthday!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


All these shots and poses were his idea...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Trip to the Beach

Pretty sweet view from our trailer

Soccer conditioning in the sand...really hard!

My family!!

Snuggled in for the night.

This is Luke immediately after we pull into the trailer park....he is a magnet to the dirt!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School

We had a great summer full of swimming, boat rides, lake trips, beach trips, camping trips, going to the movies, playing in the mud, hanging out in our underoos (boys, not me), and mastering our cannonballs. Time to get back into our routine. Loving the photo shoot before school this year.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Proud Mama

The boys both had end of the year programs. Luke got an "outstanding penmanship" award. Here he is with some of his classmates.
He also received a "contentment" characteristic award for not complaining at school.

Sam also had a graduation ceremony and was asked some questions about what his favorite things in school to do was and what he wanted to be when he grew up....this was his answer "Uhhhh?"

The whole class also recited Psalm 23....pretty amazing.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sam's Monster Party

Eating our Monster maple bars...

Monster finger puppets...
Monster pinata...
Monster shirts...
Monster plates...
Monster containment...
Monster bags....
Everything monster for Sam this year. We had a great time and great weather. Sam's friend from school came too and he really liked that.