Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Drive in

We went to the drive in Sunday night with some friends. Ben and Sam made it through both movies.  I can't say the same for the other two!


Sam went to an actual archery range over the weekend.  He got some tips and was able to practice without having to look out for siblings.

Sunday, July 8, 2018



We celebrated Ellie day on the 5th.  She started the day with cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We went to the pool and play ground and made it out just before the rain started.  She requested Five Guys for lunch then we headed to Play CLE.
Ben did the zip line 3 times.  Hes working hard to overcome his fear of heights.
They did plenty of climbing, running, warp walls, ninja training and laughing.

We finished the day at Bob Evans, she got a present and we got a ridiculous amount of rain.  It was another successful Ellie day!


We stayed home for the 4th for our neighbors annual party.  We had lots of food, lots of friends and plenty of sparklers!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Long week

Ben went on his first mission trip last week.  He did great!  They did painting, roofing, flooring and built a ramp.  He made some new friends, worked long days and came home exhausted, but he survived. 
Ellie was devastated to see her big brother leave, but being able to sleep in his bed while he was gone made it slightly more bearable!
We're incredibly proud of him, but we're happy to not have him leave again for a long while.


1 step closer to black!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Swim time

The kids have had 2 swim meets so far and have done great at both.  Ellie is loving being on the team and her swimming has improved more in the past 3 weeks than I thought possible.

Zach loves the perks of being a spectator!


Summer is in full swing with swimming, baseball, play dates and fun.  It was nice to relax a little bit last weekend and enjoy Jon.

Saturday, June 9, 2018


Zachs baseball season started last week and he's loving it.  He's had some great hits and some amazing catches.
His "sweet face"
His "game face"