Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Colin loved trying out his fondue pot! We made a swiss cheese sauce. We cut up sautéed kielbasa, fruit and some veg to dip in it. Yum! Next, he wants to make a chocolate fondue.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vacation Bible School 2014 (July)

 We had to dress all crazy on one day. It was fun. Each day of VBS was a different theme.

 On Friday evening, the kids went to the fair and spent the tickets that they earned throughout the week.

 The food smudged on her face was not part of her face paint. :) Below is the finished product of one of her prizes. It is a color-by-number picture of Sophia the First.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Fashionista

 Victoria saw me drawing and wanted to design an outfit also. :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cannestock Asylum

The first installment of a short story series is out! In 1892, female psychiatrist Dr. Marianna Chandler, has a challenging first patient. He hasn't spoken in three years. Find out what happens as she tries to discover the secret of this man's past. Click the link below!

Cannestock Asylum

Monday, September 29, 2014


 Victoria's kindergarten "graduation" was a couple months ago. Today, she started first grade!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


 Colin vehemently avoids solo pics!
 Victoria seeks them out.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Victoria's Fifth Birthday! July 2, 2014

 She wanted a Fancy Nancy party!

 The food was tea party themed with fruit wands, tea, finger sandwiches, salad and such.

 She is reading her card from Colin
 She really wanted a princess game. We have played this a few times and it is pretty fun!
 She also wanted an umbrella, which she uses quite a bit in the house. It is a good thing we are not superstitious!
 More accessories for her kitchen!

 She is ready for action!
 Colin got ahold of her MobiGo. Hmmm...We caught you with a pink toy!
 Her newest princess dress from Uncles John and Mike.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ant Farm

 Colin had fun with his ant farm. It was interesting to see how they work. I always think of the verse in Proverbs, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard..."
 This is just a random proof that he does practice the piano! :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Victoria wrote some personal notes to us out of the blue. She even wrote one for us to give to her.  :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Safety Town

Victoria had fun participating in Safety Town in Saline for almost two weeks. She learned many things about safety and her community.
No matter where she goes, someone always braids her hair.
No, we did not send her in her robe. She really wanted a picture in her fire hat.

On the last day, each class did an hour long presentation. She even got a "badge" from the policeman. :)
Each day, they practiced safety rules in their mini-town.