Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Tree

We ventured out to Miller Farms in Rio today to get our Christmas tree. The boys did so good walking around and looking for that perfect tree. Once we got our tree cut and ready to be shook the gentleman let the boys hold a tree branch to feel it shake! Sawyer thought this was pretty cool but Mason let go right away.

After we got home we started decorating right away! Carter actually did not help a whole lot because he was more interested in playing with the trucks by himself in the toy room; I think he liked the idea of having all the toys to himself for a little while!

Daddy even skipped hunting today so that we had enough time to set up the train as well! At first the train didn't work but Daddy found the loose wire and all was good!

We are so excited about Christmas and celebrating our Savior's Birthday!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Even though Tom had to work a 12 hour shift today we still had plenty of fun having Mie Mie and Papa over for a little Thanksgiving meal. We tried to get some good pictures of the boys together and that in itself is entertainment trying to pose them all!

One of Mie Mie's favorite book series are the Llama Llama books. Sawyer found Llama Llama Holiday Drama at his school book fair and we thought that would be the perfect little gift for her; she loved it! After story time we downloaded the new Bible app for kids. The boys really enjoyed sitting on the couch with Mie Mie playing and listening to the Bible stories.

After Papa woke up from his little nap on the couch we thought it would be a great picture of the boys on the couch snuggling up with him but this was the closest we got. The boys were much more interested in horsing around and wrestling with him.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Ugly Turkey

Sawyer and his class put a play on for their fellow school students and families. We all went to see him including MieMie and Papa and we were so proud of him! I believe this is the first time that Sawyer has been in front of a crowd and said his lines on his own! His entire class did an excellent job.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Today MieMie and I took the boys to a home on County G that sells pumpkins in their yard. This is our second year going there to get our pumpkins because there is no crowd and they are at a reasonable price.

I am not going to lie; my boys are hilarious and a bunch of clowns!

I am so madly in love with them that my heart just melts when I see them all together like this having fun and enjoying being brothers.

Time to pay for our trunk full of pumpkins!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy 35th Birthday Daddy!

What a wonderful day celebrating Daddy! Tom had to work today but we still made it an exciting day! First I gave him his present from me before he left for work because I just couldn't wait any longer! I made him a blanket out of all his old T-Shirts that I "stole" back from him right before he was going to get rid of them to clean out his closet; he LOVED it! Sawyer insisted that he also give Daddy a present so he went downstairs, picked out a tractor and gave it to Daddy; it was super sweet.

When Sawyer came home from school we blew up 35 balloons and decided to throw him a mini-surprise birthday party when he got home from work. We had so much fun decorating the house; MieMie even came over and helped. Then we all waited for him to walk in the door and started singing "Happy Birthday" to him right when he walked in. Then it was opening the present from the boys and eating Strawberry Cheesecake!

We LOVE You Daddy!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wo-Zha-Wa 1/2 Marathon

I did it; I finished my 2nd 1/2 Marathon! This year I wanted to head back to the Wisconsin Dells just to prove to the hills that I could run them! I picked Wo-Zha-Wa 1/2 Marathon and oh wow that was A LOT more and bigger hills than the Honky Tonk last year. I am so proud that I just kept running and never walked! I finished in 2 hours 8 minutes! Two of my neighbors also ran the race and it was her 1st 1/2 Marathon; super proud of her.

It was a great morning not only did I finish but I had an awesome cheer leading crowd; my hubby, Sawyer, Mason, Carter, Sarah Kravick, Bruce and Amy Luebke! I am so blessed.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Picture Day

We decided that we will be taking the boys school pictures. I had a lot of fun doing this with Sawyer and really had a hard time picking out my favorite picture. I love his dimple and his love for farming!

Mason was starting to feel left out and insisted I his picture. I know it's a horrible picture but it makes me laugh because it definitely shows our Mason!

I also took this time to capture Carter's 18 month picture; I know it's a little bit late but still better than never! Carter right now LOVES his tongue, belly button and our popcorn pan!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sawyer's 1st Day of Kindergarten!

I am still in shock that my firstborn son is in Kindergarten and is gone for the entire day. Sawyer ended up having the same teacher for K as he did for summer school; we were really excited about this! We even saw his teacher at the Car Show in Portage and she informed us that she hand picked Sawyer; my heart melted. We have fallen in love with Mrs. Grasse. Sawyer first had an open house on August 29th where we were able to go to his classroom and find his desk and where he will be hanging his coat. His classroom is called the "Penguin Pals".

Sawyer's favorite food is chicken on the bone which is really weird considering how picky of an eater he is. So on Sunday I made him his favorite meal, chicken on the bone and corn on the cob, to celebrate him going to school.

Tuesday September 3rd was the official 1st Day of School! Sawyer was so excited and I was having anxiety! He requested to have waffles for breakfast and we even gave his teacher, Mrs. Grasse, a special gift for the 1st Day of School. Tom had off that day so we all planned to walk to school. We got a block away from home when Sawyer announced, "We forgot my shot." We did so we all turned around, gave him his shot and then we all drove Sawyer to school. I did get out and snap a couple of pictures of him and then off he walked into those front doors. I will admit that I did get chocked up and my eyes got teary eyed but I held it together because of the smile on his face!