Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Party

Not much of a celebration tonight. Abby has not been feeling well for the last 4 days, so we changed our plans and stayed home. Cory came over for the evening and Mason spent the evening with his friends.

Snuggled on the couch with Abby is a pretty good way to spend the evening for me ... just wish she felt better.

Happy New Year ... May 2014 be a blessed year for you!

Monday, December 30, 2013

No more baby "teeth"

Dane lost his last 2 baby teeth in a 12 hour period. Yesterday, we went to Kearney & he kept telling us he couldn't eat much because of his loose teeth. After crawling out of bed this morning - they're all gone. Bitter sweet moment for me ...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

17 & Counting

My first little baby turns 17 today. He's an amazing young man with a heart of gold! Love him dearly ... Happy Birthday, Mason

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Home Game Crowd

The basketball teams had their first home game last night. The boys won by 30 or 40 points & Mason had quite the family cheering section. Collin, Delaney, Brayden, Aunt Mary Ann & Uncle Ron made it from Michigan and Brianna & Jenna from Hays, plus everyone from here. It was the first time since his baptism I got a picture of him with his God Parents, Uncle Russ & Aunt Mary Ann.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Abby played her first piano recital.

She was nervous & not sure she wants to play anymore cause she made mistakes.

Attached is one of her songs and she's only been taking lessons for 2 months.

Very proud of her!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Busy Weekend Recap

Mason took Dane out this morning on the last day of deer season.  Dane was able to shoot his very first buck today. Beyond excited for him.  Looks like we'll be having some deer meat in the near future.

 Nicole played her final time on the basketball floor as a middle school athlete.  It was a year of struggles in wins/losses but they were able to do some good things and played hard the final game losing on a last second shot.  I love getting to see her play and am very proud of her.

Next to come - Abby will be having a piano recital on Friday at the hospital.  Looking forward to hearing her play the music she works so hard on with Mrs. Halbleib every week.

Topside Tip-Off

Mason receiving his 2nd place medal

Mason & Braydon were selected to the All Tournament Team!
The team and coaches :-)

We played in a 3 day tournament at Goodland. The boys beat Burlington & Goodland and then lost to Sharon Springs by 3 in the championship. It was such a fun game to watch - the boys did an amazing job!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Concert

Dane & Abby had their vocal concert last night. This was Dane's last elementary concert! They sang a variety if songs and danced for us.

Abby played her recorder. Dane had quite a few speaking parts and did a very good job.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

2013 Deer

After a couple long days - at the end of the 2nd Cody & Mason shot their deer!

Sweeter Than Candy

Abby has to be the most loving girl. She headed out to play in the snow and this is the message I found hauling Christmas boxes back and forth.

Bambi Beware

Dane, Mocco, & Mason are off for day 2 of deer hunting! Wishing them good luck and better shots today 😃

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Favorite Pass Time ... One of them

I do love going and watching Mason & Nicole play sports. 

Nicole finished her MS volleyball season and has 1 week left of basketball ... then holy cow - the next time she steps on the floor she will be in high school

 Mason played his first Varsity game of the year @ Leoti.  It's always interesting playing down there!  The boys did great and won 64-45!



Nicole & I test drove a camaro last weekend. She fell in love, I disliked hitting my head on the roof! She has added it to the top of her Christmas wish list

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Vacation not on a beach

I should really try harder to keep this up!

However, joining back in to the coaching world has taken up much of my time.  But here goes - since I have slacked in the Christmas card department and keeping the family up-to-date ... I'm going to get back in to the swing of things!!  Starting NOW

Be watching ....