Family Photos at YaYa Orchard

I jumped at the chance to get family pictures at our favorite apple orchard.  I was a little disappointed that the blossoms weren’t in full bloom yet, but I think the pics turned out pretty cute.  And nothing has made me feel more middle aged than bringing the dog to family pictures.  I fought a…

Last Day in Berlin

Blog post courtesy of Halle: We started our day by dropping Mave and Gwen off at school, and then the four of us went on the Undervelten tour. It was a tour of an underground bunker where people would go during air raids.  Our tour guide was awesome, and we learned so many cool facts…

Flughafensee

Mave came out in the morning to snuggle Nat. She’d gently lift her blanket up and climb in. She burrowed down and stayed for like an hour. I was so jealous. Cause who wouldn’t want to snuggle with this bedhead?After many fun days of sight seeing, we were all ready for a little R&R.  We…

Berlin by Bike

After our flight we met Carlie and Mave at the train station. It was so good to munch on her cute cheeks again. We bought the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted from Karl’s—a tiny strawberry stand in the middle of the Gesund-Brunnen train station. It was so fun to see Carlie’s apartment. She’s living the…

Mother’s Day 2019

What a day! I love the chance to reflect and feel gratitude for the mothers in my life and for my own motherhood. The day started out great with lots of sweet cards from the kids. I love their creativity. Halle made me a little iMovie.  It was so fun.  I’ll see if I can…

April Recap

Another month is in the books!  Rusty and the Teachers had Anne McDowell teach them how to create food art.  Blake earned his 100 miles!  He has been working so hard this year. General Conference.  Every year we try to pick a service project to do in honor of Jim’s birthday.  This year Halle researched on…

March recap

The Sunday night licking train. Eating at our favorite Mici’s before seeing “The Play that Goes Wrong.”  It was hilarious! I loved hearing the kids squeal with delight. Halle wouldn’t participate in our family selfie. The day we spent more time in the car than we did on the mountain.  Sigh. Axe throwing at Bad Axe for…