Archive for the ‘family’ Category

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

another sunny senior treat

Don't even say it. I'm beating myself up enough about flaking out on the blog these past few months. This latest spell was the worst, and I have no excuses. I think it's partly due to getting a little burnt out on blogging. You know, people, I've been at this thing for over 10 years […]

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

frozen visitors

My mom and her fiancĂ© Les left their warm, beachy sanctuary to brave a South Dakota winter the week before last. And boy did they get a real taste! The night that they arrived their drive from Sioux Falls was nearly a whiteout. The next day had a high of negative temps and blustering winds. […]

Sunday, December 8th, 2013


It probably won’t be difficult to guess where we went for Thanksgiving this year. You guessed it…MINNESOTA! That’s the nice thing about where we live now because we can travel there each year for the holiday. And this year was no different. However, a few things changed. Mike’s sister Jenni and her entire family traveled […]

Monday, October 7th, 2013

a bacon donut hole general conference

This weekend was our biannual General Conference for our church which means we watch the church leaders from the comfort of our living room. We always try to do something fun for breakfast since we’re usually in a rush to get out of the house in time to drive to church. It was unanimously decided […]

Friday, June 7th, 2013

blacks hills and utah hawley-style

Mike’s career choice really has its perks sometimes. He chose to attend a seminar in Utah, and we decided to turn it into our summer vacation. Grandma Kathy asked if she could tag along, and we were more than happy to have her with us. On the way out west we stopped in the Black […]