Friday, April 29, 2016

Flashback Friday

I recently received a new work computer, so all photos on my phone were loaded during the last download.
Here is Patric returning from Iraq in 2010.

Swim team in Houston and home hair cuts by Alida.

Me and my dad.

Favorite of the Four.

Worlds of Fun.


And my super cool 80's childhood.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Sprang

And out every window, we had color.

And around every turn, we had new growth.

And we were buried in color.
For about a week.  Now it's all given way to green, and we'll be cranking up the air conditioner soon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


your pizza be made. 
I'll bet the workers were not the ones that came up with the idea to put stairs to the glass for viewing into the restaurant area. 

Monday, April 25, 2016


When your teammates don't quite get the actions for milking a cow,

You must silently "moo".

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spring Cleaning

Nicholas stuck with it through the whole drive and walk, and I have never been more thankful for his tenacity.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fishing With Daddy

Picturesque to the right.

Scary to the left.

And up the hill, boys and mom were led around by the dog while girls and daddy enjoyed the water.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mommy Away

And Daddy does the grocery shopping:
Chips, lots of nuts, beans, and Hot Tamales
None of it made it to the pantry, of course.

I'm pretty sure they just ate whatever showed up, and looking at this they may have covered whatever showed up with jelly, but that's about it.

Monday, April 18, 2016


Baptised, Sunday, April 17, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Every Year

We attempt to recreate the Bunny Easter Cake.
Only half of them won't eat white cake, so I make half chocolate/half white.
I stop short at allowing it to have half chocolate frosting.
Then the thing kid of falls apart from being plied together with frosting, so we cram the crater with green coconut. 
Then I turn over decoration to the ladies.

Last year the cake sat and kind of just deconstructed itself over two days of no one eating any.
This year the ladies insisted that we all have a piece.
Said cake. 
Sometimes, you just can't go back.
But you can try.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Saturday Mornings

Just a little quiet, for just a little while.

Monday, April 4, 2016


We'll get boys to realize that:
One button undone is okay.
At least one button buttoned would be okay too.
Still a good looking crew.
They always have been.

Even without front teeth.

Or with candy stained smiles.

This may be one of my favorites.

Traveling and not feeling the family photo time.

Utter fail.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Break Work Camp

Till the soil.

And toil until dark

For a new herb garden.
Another plot for berries.
And a kitchen garden way out in the back.