Tuesday, December 31, 2013

12.31.13

...and they all were asleep before midnight...
An even bigger surprise?  The parents were still awake at midnight!
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

12.29.13

Sportin' our new "My Great Lake" shirts
{And Allie's pracicing her photog skills with her new camera ;)}

Saturday, December 28, 2013

12.28.13

Sledding behind the quad is a hit!
{Excuse Lauren's scary smile}

Friday, December 27, 2013

12.27.13

It's a beautiful day for snow fort making, snowman building, and sledding, sledding, sledding.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12.26.13

Lauren (and Dad) have a new hobby!  Thanks, YouTube, for the rainbow loom tutorial.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

12.23.13

Lovin' their new Christmas jammies...Thanks Great Grandma and Grandpa!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

12.21.13

We've been enjoying many Christmas stories old and new lately.
Our favorite?  "Humphrey's First Christmas"

Friday, December 20, 2013

12.20.13


Chattin' it up with Santa...and making sure he understands their wish lists :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12.18.13

Lauren and Allie's masterpieces following a day with Grandpa and Grandma

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12.17.13

Our elf busy at work during Bentheim's Christmas Workshop

Sunday, December 15, 2013

12.15.13

Singing her heart out for our church's Christmas program, "The Christmas Cupcake"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12.11.13

Empty tissue boxes + lots of paper and glue and tape + much creativity = MONSTERS!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

12.08.13

You can't leave Chicago without a taste of deep dish pizza

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

11.26.13

Our little turkey before her Thanksgiving feast at school.  Dad got the invitation to join her for a delicious meal prepared by first grade hands...Lucky guy!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

11.24.13

Yes, there is a difference between grape tomatoes and grapes AND tomatoes :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

11.22.13

There are those who find a likeness of Elvis or the Virgin Mary on their toast...
Allie was pretty geeked to find a Y-shaped Cheeto today.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

11.20.13

We've lived mouse-free in our house for over 9 years...until now.
Let's hope Allie's "Dead Mouse Counting Chart" doesn't go higher than two tallies.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11.19.13

Ooh-la-la...a beautiful matching necklace and bracelet set

Monday, November 18, 2013

11.18.13

Someone was a tad hungry after Bible Study...
What's wrong with sharing a footlong sub at 9:00 at night?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

11.17.13

Mike saves the flag on a very windy and rainy day...Nice look, by the way

Saturday, November 16, 2013

11.16.13

The Christmas cards are in!
Check that one off the "Christmas to do" list

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013