Monday, June 10, 2019

Off to camp!

We dropped our two Challenge camp girls off yesterday afternoon along with a few friends. It was so perfect, and the drive went so quickly because one of the moms came along too so we each had a friend to chat with all the way there! This year, Allia is too old to go but Gloria is old enough so we sent Mariana and Gloria. It is so hard to leave my sweet girls for a whole week, but I know they will be growing in faith, friendship and fun, so it is worth it!
Packed up and ready...
 We made it!
 All settled in to their cabins and ready for a week of camp

Monday, June 3, 2019

New swimmer!

Anastasia tried out on Memorial Day, and today was her first day of practice. We can't wait to see her swimming improve this summer.
And another little swimmer wannabe. Too cute.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Visit from the K family!

We had so much fun with our wonderful friends (more like family) this past weekend!
 The two littlest girls hit it off and were such sweet buddies.
 It was hot at the park so we headed to the pool afterwards!
Our sweet little Godson who grew so much!
We introduced them to Just Dance. Mary wasn't sure at first, but she quickly became a huge fan and a great dancer!
 Some of the girls searched out matching mass dresses. So sweet!
 We took a scooter ride to spoons while the little ones napped
 What a lineup! We can hardly wait for our next visit...we just wish it didn't have to be a whole year (We'll see!).

Monday, May 20, 2019

Swim meet weekend at Lito and LIta's

Allia and Mariana had an out of town swim meet this weekend. With our activities winding down a bit, we were able to stay the night Saturday and spend the whole weekend with Lito and Lita. It was so fun!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer is coming...

School and activities are starting to wind down. We are all so happy to welcome the slightly less busy days of summer! We had some friends over this afternoon and made a trip to the pool. The kids had a great time.
A little later this guy was playing around on the piano and started playing chords and some really nice music. Allia was impressed (and so was I!), so she gave him an impromptu lesson. We may have to start him in lessons earlier than planned. He obviously has some natural talent!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

We have been so busy that I just wanted a relaxing day at home with my family, and I was so blessed to be able to have exactly that! RE is finished, and we had no other obligations. Austin made my favorite Sangria and a yummy lunch and dinner, the kids made chocolate covered strawberries, and I made a lemon meringue pie for our dinner with Pawpaw and Manah. Allia, Gloria and I rode scooters to a nearby ice cream place, and Allia treated me to ice cream. We played games and hung out together. It was a lovely day! I am SO thankful to be blessed with such an amazing family whom I love so much and who loves me too.

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Tia Becky graduated with her Master's on Friday night, and Austin and Allia were able to attend. We are very proud of her. She is definitely gifted with the art of teaching/education!