Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Here's to another year...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


This was our 10th road trip to Colorado. We've made this long drive ten times. I told the family that this would be the last trip to Colorado, that it's time to explore other destinations. Time will tell if I hold true to my word.

This trip was longer than usual, nearly two weeks. I wanted to give everyone time to get acclimated to the high altitude (Silverthorne elevation >9,000 ft) before we did any outdoor activities.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Proud of my big boys for completing their first 14er. This brutal hike took us just over 7 hours to complete.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022


3rd annual family trip.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

You might have seen this boathouse on HGTV Fixer Upper. I haven't seen it myself (because we don't have cable) but an old beat-up boathouse was given a more contemporary update. 

Well, Anh Vien now owns it and invited our family over. So it was off to Lake Waco for more fun in the sun. And since we were already in Waco, we spent the following day at the Magnolia Silos.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Our annual trip to Surfside Beach.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

July 4, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


For my mom's birthday, we took her to eat sushi since she's never tried it. And being served water by a robot was another first.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

For Father's Day, I did some of my favorite things.

Ate my favorite food, pizza.

Ate my favorite sweet treat, donuts.

Ate my second favorite food, burgers.

Ate my second favorite sweet treat, ice cream.

Drank alcohol.

Played arcade games.

Hung out with my family.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022


No kids. Just us. One day. A quick getaway.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Celebrating Jax's birthday at the ice skating rink.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Elliot graduated from Kindergarten.

Tyson graduated from elementary school.

Andrew graduated from junior high school.

And Lynn's cousin graduated from high school.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

We've finally come to the end of the spring season for soccer. 

Elliot finished her first season playing in the U6 recreational league. She didn't stand out like her two older brothers when they started but that doesn't matter... she really had fun playing.

Andrew ended the season with a hat trick (3 goals) on his final game. He finished his junior high career undefeated... well, only the games he played in. He got injured (probably due to overtraining) and sat out for a couple of games (which the team lost). I really enjoyed watching him play for school since he was so dominant.

Jacob's club team had an end of the season party... which is probably the last time he's together with his team. After playing with the club for several years, he chose not to continue with club soccer.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Ugh, forgot to take my mask off.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022


Happy Mother's Day to the mother of my children.