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…

DASH, Welcome to the Family!

Our best Christmas surprise came early this year.  I still can’t really believe it.  After we babysat cute Churro, I couldn’t get puppies off my brain!  So, we called the same breeder, Tracy from Powder Valley Poodles, and as luck would have it, she had some black mini poodles and some Yorkiepoos for us to…