Utah Thanksgiving

This is the first time we’ve traveled at Thanksgiving since Josh and Halle were tiny.  As we are going to Germany over Christmas, we wanted to be able to spend some holiday time with our Banks family.  It was a great trip!  The night we were leaving Blake cried and cried saying he wished we…

Halloween 2019

Blake has been growing his hair for months so he could be a very authentic Thor. And I had to buy and return no less than FOUR costumes until we landed on the exact right one. I also got to help with Blake’s school Halloween party in the afternoon. It was my very last elementary…

Terrain Race

This race was So. Much. Fun.  It totally exceeded our expectations.  And Halle was a ROCK STAR!  She went in with the best “can do” attitude, and she accomplished things she’s never done before.  She had so much grit and determination–it was a joy to watch her.  She scaled walls, threw tires, ran through mud,…

East Village Foodie Tour

We all slept in the next morning, and after a very slow start, we headed out on our self-guided food tour of the East Village. But first, Blake earned $2 yesterday.  I kept him busy watching for dogs so he wouldn’t mind walking so much.  He got $1 for every 50 dogs he saw.  So…

Labor Day weekend in NYC

Our trip started on the right foot. We were checking in a bag with United, and the ticket agent told us that “children are a blessing” and then gave us all priority security passes. It was awesome! We got to the Sohotel about 10:30pm and quickly went in search of our first slice. All except…

Back to school

Here we go again! Blake has a table full of buddies to start his last year in elementary school! EMS rolled out the red carpet to welcome students back. So fun! and I’ve finally given up the bike to school battle. Meet Blake’s new best friend and mine, the electric scooter. No more tears for…