Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sy is soooo excited

to be "trained personally" by his daddy.
He always asks, "Will you train me personally?"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Drama in the complex

Everyone came out to see the huge fire trucks that responded when out neighbors had a small cooking fire that really just resulted in a LOT of smoke but no fire damage.
Our nearest truck was unavailable so we got the brush rig from the canyon (our 2nd nearest station) and the ladder truck from the next city over. Both pretty huge vehicles!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Baking shortbread cookies

Ky wants to have yummy treats when the boys return.
We've had a lovely weekend to ourselves as the boys went to the Trail Life Warrior Games. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Butternut squash soup. Yum!

So thankful for my new hand-held immersion blender I got for Christmas!
The spice that made the soup was the curry. Mmmm

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


So last week, Ky walked up to Scott after futsal and said, "Can we have ice cream for dinner?"
Another dad who plays with Scott was so entertained that she would ask that. He replied, "How about cake?" And she let him know she prefers pastries. 
So tonight, a week later, he shows up with pastries for our whole family to have for "dinner" after practice. (:
He told the kids they're always such cheerful helpers that he was happy to treat them. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

I can't play a game with this hair!

Kik refused to play a real game with his hair long and I didn't have time to take him to get it cut, so he took himself. He rode his bike to the local shop and paid for himself and showed up at his game  (directly after Jo's that I was watching ) and played really well! Maybe it's the haircut.  

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

Beautiful day at the park after church with the kids

Relaxing after a scary 30 minutes of trying to find jo & ky who rode bikes to the park and were waiting for us at the front entrance while we were at the back.
But they did the right thing and found a phone to call us. So, I still don't need to get my kids cell phones, right? 

Later we got to catch a movie and dinner on our own. (: 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Off to the ball...

Back on the field

1 tie and 1 win today. Looking forward to a good spring season starting next month

Friday, February 12, 2016

Dress shopping

for the father-daughter dance at Calvary Community Church

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Current read

Anticipating the kids reading this

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Yes, I would like to keep my appointment

And the conversation went like this…
"So you still take my insurance, but I have the wrong three letters at the beginning of my ID number, so now you're out of my network? And what this means to me is that if in the last 5 weeks I have already spent $9000 and met my deductible, I only have to pay you 40% instead of 60% of my visit? Thank you for letting me know.
Yes I will still keep my appointment and pay cash as usual since I have not spent $9000 on healthcare in the first five weeks of 2016 and Blue Cross isn't going to pay you anything either way."

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Kik had a run in with a broken Barbeque. Notice the tiny burnt hairs and the eyelashes. So thankful that he's ok!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Doing math on the balcony

With a view of the golf course. (:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Daddy time

While he older boys are at soccer and Ky's at ballet, sy gets daddy all to himself!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ky is rewarded for her service

Ky's tutor thanked her with this panda.
Each week ky sets up her classroom.  We arrive early because Challenge classes start earlier than Foundations and I'm thankful she's chosen to use that time to serve others. 

Monday, February 1, 2016