Monday, July 25, 2016


It's time for our annual beach photos photo dump!

The entire gang! All 23 of us. 

This kid gives the best hugs. 

GMac loves the sand.  The water, not so much. 

He loves everything Grandpa related, even his reading material. 

A GoPro on a 1 year old = Great footage. 

Thanks for the big hole, Daddy! And I'm just remembering we didn't fill it back in. Ooops. 

Fishing with Aunt Janet! 

 A rare C and Rachel sighting. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What's Up, Doc?

Monkey's one request to plant in the garden this year was carrots. We've pulled a few along the way (because patience, we have not) and pulled another one when we got back Saturday. Turns out she can't like them (which we both knew all along). 

Monday, July 18, 2016


We've returned from Stephenson Beach Week and what a week it is. We are truly blessed to have such an awesome extended family. 23 people in two houses for a week? No problem. Although, I'm sure the 20-somethings in our house did not appreciate the 6 a.m. wake up calls from GMac.

It was hotter than hot there and apparently we are bringing the heat back with us. You're welcome. Maybe.

Monkey loved the beach. She and Silas were two peas in a pod playing the mornings away in the surf and spending the afternoons refusing to get off the pool steps. GMac was not a fan of the ocean.  He was fine if someone was holding him in the water, but didn't actually want to touch it.  Sand however, was a hit. He ate it all day, everyday.  He was also a fan of the pool.

Speaking of GMac he's going off the bottle this week.  So far, so good.  He must've known it was coming because he had 7 (maybe 8?) Saturday on the way home.

If you need me this week I will not be watching the Republic National Convention. Poor Cleveland.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Where's Waldo Charles and Rachel?

In honor of the start of the LCMS National Youth Gathering tomorrow...

It's crazy this was 15, did you hear that, FIFTEEN, years ago. We were just babies. And didn't know we liked each other. Ok, maybe I knew I liked C.  C, meanwhile, used my camera to take pictures of other girls. Not kidding. Maybe I'll post them on here to see if we recognize anyone. It is a small Lutheran world. 

I should really frame this. It is my 15 minutes of fame afterall.