Friday, October 29, 2010


Here is a little Halloween fun that Troy put together starring our family!

Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bear Lake with the Brown Family

Every year, Troy's mom and dad are so nice and plan a family trip that we all look forward to and enjoy! This year, we were lucky enough to be able to stay and my sister-in-law Angela's parents cabin. I don't think there are words to describe how beautiful it was or how big it was.....let's just say it fit about 60 people quite comfortably!!!
Each day was filled with so much fun and activities! We had yummy food, treasure hunts, parades, obstacle courses, hot dog roasts, trips to the Bear Cave for shakes, peaceful runs in the mornings, the Minnetonka Caves, a spiritual lesson, movies, treats, swimming in the lake and so much more - can you believe we packed that all into 2 1/2 days! We had such a great time - thank you Grandma and Grandpa Brown for a fabulous time!

Grace - 1st Day of 1st Grade

My little Grace started 1st Grade this year and is in school ALL day! She leaves for the bus at 8:30 every morning, eats school lunch every day and doesn't get home until 4:20! We miss having Grace around all day (and I miss her help), but we are glad that she loves school as much as she does. I talked to her teacher the other day and she said that Grace is at the top of the class! We love you Grace!

Pioneer Day

Every year, our neighborhood has a breakfast and bike parade. This year it was on Pioneer Day. Our kids had so much fun helping decorate their bikes! That night, I took Grace and Carson to the Bees Game (Troy stayed home with the younger 2), but don't have any pic's. Here are some pic's of the parade:

Swimming Lessons - Grace and Carson

Grace and Carson also took swimming lessons this year! They are past the "private lessons" stage and just need help perfecting their strokes! They both did really well in their classes and Grace is hoping to follow in her cute cousin's footsteps and do swim team in a couple of years!
Love you kids.....I am so proud of you....xoxo!

Swimming Lessons - Chloe

Anyone who knows Chloe, will not question why I have her in private swimming lessons before she turned 2.....Chloe is an amazing child, who is not afraid of anything and loves a challenge! By her last swimming lesson, her teacher said that Chloe is the youngest student that she has had to master the "rollover from front to back and front again unassisted".....I told you that she loves a good challenge! Way to go Chloe.....we love you!!!

Summer Days at the Water Park

We love lazy summer days! In our
neighborhood, we are lucky enough
to have a fun waterpark for the kids
to play and play and play at......did I
mention play?
We have spent countless hours at this park and I have drank many a diet coke while watching my kids play! This park has saved my sanity on numerous occassions when I just needed to get out of the house for a while with so many small kids.....when I get through this phase of life and look back, I will always hold a special place in my heart for this park....