Friday, July 1, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
We just enjoyed Memorial day at the cabin. Owen felt ready to take on the kayak- needed someone to paddle out and pull him back to shore while he cried each time, but so determined to try again!
We are super excited our best friends the Brodegards are moving back. Randy is their realtor, so I've made special efforts to steer them to buy a house close by.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Okay, I am bummed to have just noticed that the long catch up post I did, didn't work. I can't remember what all I wrote, but it was lengthy and kept me up too late to risk a repeat. My current phone just is not very compatible with blogspot I guess. May has been a month of birthdays, pinatas, enjoying our new deck and the beautiful flowers and weather that finally arrived with consistency. Plus, the last week or 2 I am started to feel less sick. Yay for May!
Monday, May 16, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
We had a really great time visiting Rob and Jen's family at their new place near Branson, Missouri, for a spring break warm up trip. I hadn't spent time in the area and was wowed by the uniqueness of the terrain- very hilly high plateau with most roads winding along the highest elevation, and mountainside views. The ground was very rocky, and rarely level. You can see Rob here farming a portion of his land that was leveled out. He's really embraced his new farm life and spent much time perfecting the soil and installing his natural irrigation system. I'm excited to see how it works out. Randy and crew worked on converting a shed into a chicken coupe, and the boys and I enjoyed hiking the trails and petting the 2 puppies and kittens (though Bode and Owen preferred admiring them from afar.) Mostly we enjoyed playing with cousins. We went to the Dixie Stampede dinner
in Branson, which was a total hit. I think I enjoyed watching Owen and Bode cheer and dance along to every moment as much as the show itself. Randy and the boys squeezed in a casual game of golf, and we finished with a very fun swim with cousins at the community pool (it had a whirlpool, lazy river, fountains, slides and ended up being an unexpected highlight as well.) Thanks Thompson's for all of the good food and fun!
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Over the weekend we enjoyed amazing winter beauty and activities at the cabin, then we came back to spring! Bode is crying because he just fell face first into the mud, and the boys were all to willing to lather up so he wouldn't feel alone.