Monday, October 9, 2017


We have been so busy with life these past couple years that I have neglected our blog! The last post was from Christmas! 

We decided to finally sign Gray & Jax up for sports!

Jax has been begging for a while. He LOVES football...well, he LOVES to tackle anyone holding the ball! His season has had its ups & downs, but he has worked really hard & we are so proud! We are getting ready for homecoming & a couple more games. Then the season will be done.

As for Gray, he has caught the running bug! He ran a 5K with us for the 4th of July & has loved it ever since! He joined the Cross Country team & is very serious about it! He pushes himself every practice & every CC Meet! His season has ended. Now Aaron & Gray have started a run streak & haven’t missed a day! They are also training for Gray to run his first 10K in Dec! We are very proud of his dedication!

We love that they are both being active and have found something they love to do! We will be happy though to have our Saturday’s back 😉😂


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Christmas 2015 Recap

December was a bittersweet month for us. It started off very emotional with extra house guests for over a week. Our adorable granddaughter and her sweet momma.
Then it was the mad/busy rush to Christmas break that involved teacher gifts, parties and kids hyped up on candy canes!
Then came the laziness leading up to Christmas Eve.
Creative thinking
An early Christmas gift from Nai Nai & Ye Ye (Aaron's parents)
Finally Christmas Eve arrived. Aaron and I volunteered to set up the cafe at church both days that we had services. We enjoyed the message, had a great dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and we were ready to slow things down.
Christmas arrived and our boys were thrilled with their gifts! We scaled it way back this year. They got new bikes, clothes and nerf weapons. Things that got them out of the house and things they needed.
We enjoyed a yummy meal as a family
It was a very laid back end to a busy month. God loved us through it all and we are so thankful of the greatest gift, the birth of His son Jesus!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. Today is that day, so Happy Moon Festival!

On the 15th of the lunar calendar, each month, the moon is at its roundest and brightest, symbolizing togetherness and reunion in Chinese culture. 
The most common traditions for Mid-Autumn Festival are eating mooncakes and gazing at the moon together with your family!

Eating mooncakes is the most popular celebration of the day. Mooncakes are traditionally Chinese pastries, which are made of wheat flour and sweet stuffings such as sugar and lotus seed powder. Mooncake is a symbol of family reunion, and the cake is traditionally cut into pieces that equal to the number of people in the family. We did that last night but we chose a chocolate moon cake from an Asian bakery. It was "special" tasting. We also picked out other treats while there.

Last night was very rainy. Hopefully tonight the clouds will disappear so we can actually gaze at the moon! 
Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival,

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Full Heart

This week has been great so far! We have our oldest son visiting us for the week. Nothing makes a momma's heart full like having all her kids under one roof! 

Saturday, September 12, 2015's been awhile

I have had a lot of extra stuff on my mind lately, so I am simplifying things in my world! First on my agenda is deleting my Facebook apps so I can "turn" it off for now. Instagram and this blog will be my only communication. I plan on posting at least once every other day. 

See you all soon,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Isn't it January?!

So we've had some warm weather here in KS lately! We have been trying to enjoy it while it's here. The boys raked leaves, used their imaginations with the many sticks in the yard and rode bikes and scooters. Today is our last day and then the cold weather creeps back in 😢

Thursday, December 18, 2014

First Snow of the Season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the village! Last night it started snowing about midnight. I am not a fan of the cold or old snow. I grew up in Michigan so I've seen a LOT of snow...that stays for days. The kind that turns black & slushy. Despite that, I love new snow. I especially love it when it's falling & covers everything with a blanket of fresh snow. I got up at midnight to watch it & caught another glimpse early in the morning before everyone woke up. 
Today was the last day of school. The start of Christmas break! Instead of attempting to drive my kids to school this morning, I let them be kids. I let them play outside in the first snow of the season.
Then they drank hot cocoa with marshmallows & candy canes.
Then...I took them to school...late ;) . They got there in time to attend the Christmas sing-along and party with their friends.
All in all, it was a great day!

Happy snow day & many blessings,