Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in review

January brought new years resolutions.  Some stuck, some didn't.  The promise of more exercise fluctuated like the elastic waist of my yoga pants, but the resolution of learning a new hobby has perfected itself into a nice side business and keeps me just as busy as I like.
February was a chance to share our love and celebrate a very special day - Valentine's Day.
March brought a first for Jeremy and I - our very first 5k together.  Ok, so we didn't finish together, but we did start together.  It was a cold brew-and-stew but that made us want to get to the finish line even faster!  We also celebrate Easter about as early as it gets.

April brought the promise of Spring.  A spring vocal concert and finally the chance to wake ourselves from a long winter hibernation.
The beginning of May brought snow, and the last day of preschool brought flooding.  What a crazy spring.  We also got the chance to head out of town for the weekend to attend a wedding. 

June brought 10 years of wedded bliss and a weekend out of town.  It also brought more rain and the chance to dance in some puddles.  In between those rain showers, we finally got a chance to plant our garden. 

July - Happy 2nd Birthday Asher!

August brought one last mini to the Minnesota zoo and Legoland.   We also now have a kindergartener living in this house.

September brought a bounty of tomatoes and that meant it was time to learn how to can.  My kindergartener also wanted to learn something new this year - the piano.

Cowboys, fireman and all things fall in October.

A chance to count our blessings in November.

The year ended with Landon turning 6 and a very Merry Christmas.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day trip {La Crosse children's museum}

I have been wanting to take Landon to the La Crosse children's museum since he was about one.  Here we are five years later, and Landon now has a little brother named Asher, who is two.  But of course, you already know that...

Since my sister was home for the holidays, I took an extra day off of work and we decided to take a little day trip.  The kids loved being able to be loud and run.  It was so much fun watching them run from one thing to the next. 

It was fun for all ages from Landon down to Sullivan who is one. Landon especially loved this wall of suction tubes. 

Asher loved just about everything.

And I think Sullivan like the water!

I can't wait to take the kids back again someday.  It's the perfect winter or rainy day destination.

So long, see ya next time!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We were blessed beyond measure once again his year.  I love Christmas and I try to soak in every second of it.  Seeing the excitement of the boys, spending time with family, and lots of scripture is what it's all about.  I'm about to overload you with photos, so bear with me.

Christmas Eve was spent with the Sabelka's.

Christmas morning, we were all up at 5:32 a.m.  Only one of us was excited about being up that early.  The other three were wanting to snuggle back in bed.  The one excited...you guessed it...Landon.

Christmas Day was spent at Jeremy's Mom's.

Matthew 2:11 - They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.