Wednesday, November 18, 2015


We did two family birthday parties for Katie and Miles.  Katie TOTALLY knows what to do with a cupcake, no shyness there.  We had broccoli cheese soup (Panera's recipe) for Katie's birthday because I remember that was my last meal before she was born, and it tasted SO good, even though I was miserably pregnant and not much tasted good then because I would get full fast, or heartburn.  Hopefully we can make that a tradition until she decides she would rather have something else to eat for her birthday.  And speaking of deciding what you want for your birthday, we helped Miles pick some of his favorites:  smoked sausage, fries, green beans, broccoli and edamame.  And he loved it!  The rest of us are still retaining water, but, oh well.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


"Must have orange drink..."

"Oh, man, this stuff is so good."

"Why don't my parents ever buy this stuff???"

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fall Update

First Day of School

He was pretty excited!

Marathon Relay team minus 2 team members
A cute picture of Katie and James on surgery day

And then after
We took the kids to see the Columbus temple (Miles had been asking about the temple because I overzealously said one day, "Miles, do you want to go to the temple someday?"  He said yes, and he doesn't understand "someday," so he kept asking us after that when we were going to go to the temple) one cold and rainy night, mostly we wanted to eat at Red Robin, but they were packed! 

What happens during General Conference:
 James' watermelon

The first ever Quaker Steak in Sharon, PA
Fritter 5K-"Will run for donuts"
A nice picture of Miles from tonight

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer So Far

Payson Utah Temple

Making tu-tus

The garden box James made us

Sampling peas from the garden
at the 4th of July parade in Ashlan


Swimming at Lakeside

Riding the train at Lodi

Can you tell it was hot?!  I think Miles is excited about the bell.  HE LOVES TRAINS!

Two train enthusiasts, this was a replica of the train that carried Lincoln from DC to Illinois

A little soggy after visiting Niagara Falls via Maid of the Mists

Outside the Palmyra Temple

Niagara Falls, the American Falls