Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mini Vacation

I love to be able to get away as a family.  With the changing family status, that can be difficult to achieve.  
For 3 years now Abs and I have been wanted to go to Niagara Falls.  Last week, we got our chance.  
Here are some photos:

The view from the American side.  Next to the American Falls. Viewing Canada.

The Maid of the Mist boat.

ON the Maid of the Mist.

View of the Canadian Falls from the boat.

View of the Falls from our lunch spot.

I was actually able to straddle the line for 2 countries.  This is something that I have always wanted to do.

Falls at night.


We stopped at Letchworth State Park on the way home.

Falls at Letchworth

Hiking around the park

Bill and Abs at the Upper Falls

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day

This day is hard for so many.  Some who have been a mother and have had to say goodbye to her child, some who desperately long for a child and are unable to have one.  And those who long for a husband with which to raise children but sadly have neither.
It is on this premise that I try very hard to be thankful and prayerful of my children.  I try not to get caught up in the idea that you should be waited on and served. You should not lift a finger to have to do any of your normal dailies.  You should do whatever you want to do.  But that my friend is rubbish.  Please take it from me - Don't get bogged down in the mire that says any of this hogwash.
I am blessed whether my children call me blessed or not.  I am blessed because I have a Heavenly Father who loves me for me.  For where I am in my life at this moment (and where you are too).  Yes, I am a mother with 3 children.  But, I am also a daughter.  A daughter who enjoys to spend time with her mother, a daughter who is grateful to have a Mom who remembers me, laughs with me, cries with me, and goes deep with me too.  For all those reasons (and too many more to list), I AM BLESSED.
With that I say:

Award Ceremony

So happy for her achievements.

 Josh also received an academic award.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Dragon

She did it!  She accepted admission into Drexel University.  Very excited to see what the future holds for my middle.  Way to go Abs!!!!!  #Ambitioncantwait

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Easter - Happy Resurrection Day

After church was a quiet time of playing video games together.  Abby on one console.

The boys in another room on computer and another console.  Not seen in picture is the hubby playing too.

This was Maxx's idea of how to spend the day.

Always need to color eggs.

The results.

Saturday, March 31, 2018


The month of March was brought to you by the words snow, ice, and cold.  Just a few highlights.  (Since it all looks the same).

Yup snow

Family game time during snow and no power.

Check up to see if he is allowed to run track.

Maxx trying to stay warm due to no power from snow storm.

It does make for some pretty pictures.  

Abby's homemade cake pops.  

The middle was accepted to Drexel.  Now we have to decide about where to go.

My Kallen getting even bigger. Almost 4 months in the is picture.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Track Season Begins

He decided he wanted to run track again.  He did not finish the cross country season due to his hip injury.  Here is hoping this sport will be better for him.

Mini Vacation

I love to be able to get away as a family.  With the changing family status, that can be difficult to achieve.   For 3 years now Abs and I ...