Saturday, November 28, 2015


We have been experiencing some typical autumn weather around here. We are starting to prepare for winter. I am so thankful that we won't have lake-affect snow that I will have to drive in regardless. I am thankful that Ben's bus picks and drops him off just feet away from our front door. Most of all I am thankful for all of you.

I have been enjoying Pastor Kendall Franklin's sermon series on being Thankful. You might remember PK was the pastor at our wedding 8 years ago.

I have enjoyed the beautiful maple tree changing colors in front of our new home. The boys enjoy jumping into all of it's leaves.

Just wait until they are old enough to have to rake these leaves. Think they will enjoy them as much then? 

Daddy and Pop Pop went hunting 2 weekends ago. They didn't get any deer.

Last weekend was the first snow. Sam wanted to build a snowman. The boys also went sledding twice with daddy.

Tuesday before Thanksgiving was Ben's kindergarten program. I couldn't take pictures or video very easily so here's my best attempts.


Our annual tradition of picking a tree from Pop Pop's farm. (Abby was sleeping)

Abby's first Thanksgiving. Looking at the fan with Aunt Andrea.

Snuggling Grandma.

Taking a break from monopoly with Daddy.

Spending time with big brother.

Enjoying cousin time.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Family Pictures

When my parents were in town we had Abby's newborn pictures and family pictures.

Look at those blue eyes.

Daddy and his little girl.

Love how cheesy Ben is.

Sunday, November 08, 2015


This weekend was homecoming for Purdue. We decided to go to campus and see what was going on.

The boys liked their balloon hats and swords.

Lots of fun photo opps.

Purdue Ben

Purdue Sam

As always, Abby enjoyed the festivities. Notice the Purdue bib.

The boys were most excited about this inflatable.

Checking out different colleges and what they could do for future careers.

Some breakfast club kids posing.

Football player Sam

Watching the band.

Then Dad came home to rake the leaves.

The boys were happy to help.