Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014!

We are wishing a Happy Halloween to all our faithful readers!  This year it was a chilly 27 degrees but we made the best of it and did about an hour of trick-or-treating!  The kids were excited to go with their cousins as we do every year.  They scored lots of candy and crashed easily once we got home!  Marissa was Draculaura from Monster High and Brody was a power ranger.  Bring on November!

Monday, October 20, 2014

MEA Weekend!

Here we are at Monday again and after a very busy weekend full of family fun, I'm wishing we could have just one more day before starting another busy week!  Ah, such is life!  Tony took Friday off so we could spend a long weekend together.  On Friday we started off the weekend with taking the kids roller skating.  It was Brody's first time skating and he did amazing!  It helped that the rink had a trainer to help him feel confident.  We headed to the kids favorite lunch spot, Chili's and then late afternoon, we took the kids to the movies to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  It was such a cute family movie which is rare these days.  We then broke out the game, Clue and played several rounds before the kids headed off to bed. 

Saturday morning we headed to the YMCA to get a workout in before starting another busy day.  When we got home, Tony took the kids over the local grocery store for their Halloween event and then we spent the afternoon raking leaves and playing football in the front yard.  We headed to Maple Grove to get groceries and let the kids play at the favorite park.  Again our evening ended with several games of Clue before bed.

Sunday after church, we had our usual family brunch like we do every Sunday and then watched the Vikings lose yet another game.  We had to take advantage of such a beautiful day outside and we headed to a local park to play tennis, practice cartwheels and handstands and let the kids play at the park.  Then we ended the night with another night of Clue!  Do you see the pattern? 

Lots of beautiful family memories were made just being together and I am so grateful to have my 4family in my life. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Andover Huskies Cheerleading!

Marissa participated in a cheerleading clinic last Saturday with the Andover High School Cheerleaders.  She got to cheer last night for the 1st quarter of the game.  As we are walking into the stadium, she turned and said to me, "This is a dream come true."  HA!  She looked so cute and did a fantastic job cheering!  Thanks to her family who came out to support her!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

Our annual trip to the pumpkin patch with the Holgrimson side of the family! 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

My beautiful subjects....embracing the Fall weather!

My camera and me along with two beautiful subjects....need I say more!