Live in the Moment

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

band camp

Here's Mr. Zach (or should I say Dr. Who) at band camp this past week!
He left early Sunday morning & came back Saturday.
I asked him what his favorite part was & he said I just love to play! :) 
(He dressed up as Dr. Who for their dance!) So glad to have him home. :)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

milkshake party!!!!

We were so excited that everyone was home 
that we had a milkshake party to celebrate!

Friday, June 12, 2015

treasure hunter

Rylan found this cast iron lid to a Civil War Era teapot at the property.
Pretty cool! He plans to do more treasure hunting soon! :)

Here's a similar one I found online.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Annnnnd she's off!

Cailey left for girl's camp this morning!
We are going to miss her bunches.

Buuuuut I will be headed that way in a few hours to help with crafts. ;)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Happiness is.....

......when your 18 year old son still brings you flowers!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Zach's 18th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Zachary!
Today Zach turned the big 18!
How did this happen??!!!

We started off with his birthday breakfast ~ french toast!

Then we got ready for his big pizza party! He even had 2 pizza cakes!

He invited some friends over from school. 
They went swimming, played games & watched a movie.
They also ate lots of  pizza, of course!

We love you big Zach!

Monday, June 1, 2015

the pool is OPEN

We are so excited that the pool is open, AND that it is warm enough to swim!!! :)

the airplane!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

our photographer

Zach has become quite the photographer! 
He always has the camera with him taking awesome shots!


We love our preschool group! We are going to miss these guys & gals next year.
At least Lainne & Cole will be in kindergarten together. ;) #friendsforever

{Josiah, Cole, Emmett, Lainne, Eden, Alayna & Grady}