May 2022 Recap

Life keeps barreling forward. How are we at May? Is working at Google even a job? Fully stocked fridges, ping pong, a music room, relaxation rooms, a giant gym, an arcade, meals, nap pods, etc. The perks are real. Rusty FINALLY got to go to Mountain View and meet his team in person! 21 months…

April 2022 recap

This year as service for Jim’s birthday we decided to make sugar cookie kits and donate the proceeds to the International Humane Society to help with Animal care in Ukraine. And by we, I mean I. I did get Halle and Josh to help with frosting, and Blake helped me pack up the kits. I…

Moab in the time of Coronavirus

When schools shut down, and before we actually knew how bad this pandemic was going to be, Natalie and I hightailed it to Moab for a few days of hiking and R&R in the sun.  Looking back, it probably wasn’t the most responsible choice, but at the time it seemed like a great idea.  We…

Play-in-a-Day

Play-in-a-Day was a blast this year.  Courtney came up with the genius theme of Harry Potter and then we all brainstormed for gospel tie ins.  Halle was at tech week for Fiddler on the Roof, and I couldn’t convince Josh to come.  So I was there all day without my kids 🙂 We had a…

Yappy 1st Birthday Dash

Our pup is one and Halle couldn’t wait to celebrate. The big day was Oct 1st. She made him delicious cupcakes and he was over the moon for them. Dash, I had no idea how much love, tenderness, laughter and silliness you’d bring into our home. We are all madly in love.

Sept recap

Wow–Fall time is always busy time.  Here’s what we’ve been up to. Dash was so matted he had to get all his hair shaved off. It’s Marching Band season! Rusty and I had the opportunity to attend the posthumous sealing of sweet Faith Falagrady and her husband Don.  It was such a special experience–one that I…

Feb 2019 recap

Circle pup on a lot of morning drives to school.  Everyone loves to take Dash along. The Banks’ favorite kind of Super Bowl.  The Puppy Bowl! Superbowl Sunday snack food! Circle Pup! Dash rocking the man bun. Doing a Come Follow Me lesson when Jesus fasts for 40 days and then rejects Satan.  In this…

Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas! What a fun day we had. Santa found us once again. And, once again, the kids slept in! They talked a big game about getting up at 5am, but we had to wake them at 7:45!Dash was our main present this year, and he was simply adorable.  He loved sitting next to the…