Family Pictures

Three posts in one day!  Hey, I only have one day a week when I can really sit at the computer and get some stuff done so I am going for it:)

A couple of weekends ago, we had our very long overdue family pictures taken.  Because we are all so busy, our dear friend, Andrea, met us at 7:45 AM, before church and we got those things taken care of!  It was a bit chilly and windy but I am super happy with how they turned out.  Truly, she is a magician with the camera!  So looking forward to getting a new pic over the fireplace!






Happy Fall!

Finishing Up {XC races}

They middle/high school kids have finally finished up their cross-country seasons.  The girls ran their last race last weekend in Salida and Sam finished his season at Regionals in Grand Junction on Thursday.

Alice and Paige had a great last run with Alice finishing 2nd on her team and 22nd overall.  Paige was a little bit farther back in the pack but she had a great, strong season and the most important part is that she had so much fun!  Sam finished well.  He ran all but one varsity race this year, as a freshman, conquering his goal for cross-country.  We are super proud of him.  He is not only juggling xc practice everyday but also advanced classes and the speech and debate team.


Alice getting ready for her last middle school race.


And they are off!  Alice is in the middle with yellow jersey.  Paige is to the right, green jersey, teal shorts.

Sorry, no pics of Sam’s last race.  He was three hours away and we just couldn’t make it this time.




Homecoming 2016

Samuel went to his first homecoming dance at the beginning of the month.  He was pretty sure that he would not go but when his good friends decided to go together, he got on board.  Here they are having a blast with pictures.  This is such an awesome group of kids.  We are blessed that Sam’s friends are so nice (and their parents too!)




No, we didn’t let them take the giraffe to Homecoming (although, they wanted to take him along). As parents, we were pretty sure that might stick with them for all four years of high school.