Saturday, April 29, 2017

Skating Fundraiser For Nicaragua Mission Trip

Tonight we had fun with friends at the skating rink. We gathered together for a fundraiser for the Nicaragua Mission Trip. It was so much fun!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Boss Baby.

Private screening of Boss Baby ~ we are the only ones here!!

A New Friend.

Griffin made friends with this sweet gosling at our friend Sarah's house.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Responsible Young Man.

I just witnessed Griffin doing one of the most responsible things I've ever seen him do. We are at the park, and a little while ago, he was swinging and a toddler first ran in front of him (with the mom present) and somehow he missed her. He tried to stop swinging, but then she ran behind him. There was nothing he could do. He hit her. She was OK and the mom knew he couldn't stop. He was feeling bad about it, I could tell. Here's where the responsible part comes in - a little guy (maybe 2) was watching Griffin swing. He was trying to climb over this little barrier to get to the swings. (I didn't see his parents anywhere). I'm about to jump up for fear this little guy is going to run over to Griffin and the same thing would happen again. Then, I noticed Griffin was slowing down. He noticed the little boy, so he was slowing down on purpose in case he made it over to him. My heart skipped a beat witnessing this show of maturity from our young man.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

And Suddenly ...

And suddenly, my little boy is a young man. 💙 Aloha au ia 'oe, Griffin! (It was Hawaiian Luau Night at AWANA)

Monday, April 24, 2017


On this rainy day, it makes me happy to bring in freshly cut azaleas and nestle them in a purple mason jar.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


My boys brought me flowers today.

Friday, April 21, 2017


This guy bought his mom an early Mother's Day present today.

Koi Pond Jumping.

Enjoyed lunch, and then a little koi pond puddle jumping, while at the mall today.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Griffin - Mixed Media Art Class.

Griffin attended a drawing class tonight at the library. Mixed media was used to design a superhero.

Growing Up.

Griffin in the same spot ~ seven years apart. He was in preschool (2010) in the top photographs and he's a sixth grader today.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Traveling & Homeschool.

[ H O M E S C H O O L ] ~ Have books 📚 will travel! Thankful our classroom can be anywhere! Today it is in Maryland!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Overnight In Maryland!

In Maryland just for the night with Mike ~ he's excited to have his own room AND wifi!

Workout Partners!

Griffin and I started working out at the YMCA today ~ we are workout partners!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter With Family & Friends!

We enjoyed a fun Easter afternoon with friends!

Rainbow Cupcakes!

Abby and I made cupcakes for Easter dinner today!

Happy Easter 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful service at church today and an awesome breakfast cooked by the men of our church! Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Jazzy & Ollie In The Cherry Blossoms.

B R O T H E R S ❤ These two were lounging in the blanket of cherry blossoms on the grass today.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Blue Ridge Mountains Overlook

Coming home from the Frontier Cultural Museum, we stopped by for a scenic overlook of the Blueridge Mountains.

Frontier Culture Museum Of Virginia

We had an amazing day at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. We learned the heritage and farming practices of the West Africans, English, Irish, American and Germans. It was an awesome beautiful day with many things to learn!!

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Museum - Charlottsville, VA

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center was quite an adventure with Griffin, Abby & Mason! We toured full-size historical boat replicas, as well as a permanent exhibition that relates to both the national history of the expedition and the local roots in Albemarle County of Lewis and Clark. We also took a hiking tour to the Rivannah River and learned interesting information about the area.