Monday, December 18, 2017

life in pictures...6 month recap

So we left off when Gi turned 4 right...?  If anyone ever checks this sad blog space again after a 6 months no posting streak, here is a recap. :)  Mary Ann...this one goes out to you. ;)

We had one of those magical art sessions that starts out great and ends in paint everywhere and dried out sponge brushes that need thrown out.  But it was fun using the new back deck space.

 The kids spent a fare amount of time out in the hot tub this summer as well.  It can be annoying to drain when the water gets funky but I think it's worth the effort and we do have to drain it a lot since the chlorine levels are kept at super low levels.
 Lots of warm days were spent soaking in the sun at Caleb and Laura's house too!  We are so happy to have them only 25 min away! :)  It's been amazing cousin time.
 Gi showing off some tights on the way outside...her antics keep us all quite entertained.  The other day she asked me if her hair was "great or disgusting"  Where does she get this stuff from? :D
 This is an old picture of the kitchen.  I need to take a full one with the counter cleaned off!  I'm really happy with the kitchen reno though and the space looks much bigger than before with the cabinets white on top.  We didn't replace any appliances... we'll wait for them to die I guess. :)
 Love this picture with Jenny.  She just finished her two years in Grenada so we'll see her soon this month!!  This was taken in Hilton Head on our yearly family vaca all together.
 Our campout in our trailer on the way to Hilton Head this year. :)
 We spent time out at the pond and Rich and Samantha as well this summer.  Lots of family time the last 6 months which is just perfect. :)
 They threw a party for Gi...who loved all the attention. ;)

 Slowly fixing things here at there at the new house... this iron piece was broken.
 Ta-da! :D
 This picture was on instagram...Noah got his braces off :D woot wooot
 Christian finally got his dog...after begging and pleading for years.  Luke and I finally decided that even though we may not be serious dog people, we are serious kid people and we wanted this experience for them.  She has been great.  Her name is Puella (Latin for sweetheart/girl)
She is half pointer (random examples pictured blow) and half Lab and maybe beagle.  We don't know what daddy was so not really sure but we ordered a DNA test kit to do for a homeschool project to find out.  That should be fun. :)
 Vincent turned one and just started walking :D  I've been soaking up his little baby stage as much as possible knowing it goes so fast.
 Our heated driveway was replaced.  I had my first experience not being able to drive up the drive after the first snow...so that is behind me.  I got the heat coils turned on and spread salt and then was on my way.  Our driveway is really quite steep it turns out. :D
 Still enjoying Conner Prairie 

Symphony on the prairie...
 I presented at three day practicums for Classical Conversations over the summer.  Good times explaining the square of opposition. :)
 This room is mostly done...I need a new rug but waiting for puppy training to finish up before purchasing that. ;)
 These two are my walking buddies...this stroller has been a great bike trailer as well for vacations.
Gi always fills our need for a little girl around here all the way up...she's like having four girls sometimes with her energy levels and girly attitude. :) ha
 Her first day at CC class...
Helping me clean...
Sometimes enjoying me doing her hair...if I don't pull...
Crazy about spending time with her older girl cousins...
 Ash kait and I did the go girl triathlon this year...it was fun to do together...
Luke was crazy and filled in for someone on a soccer league game...and tore his ACL. boooo he has surgery Jan 17th with a surgeon he went to school with in West Lafayette first two years of med school. So full circle on that. :)
 Grandpa Moe and grandma alice came for a visit and got to see "little Moe" (Vincent Maurice)
Trying to keep school lively around here...sometimes it works... 
 Noah toured the state house with his CC class
 We made homemade egg noodles...not an everyday project but very fun
 shoes anyone...???
 We made a run for it to FL this Nov and it was great :)  We hit a warm week thankfully.


 If you find Christian...you'll prob find the dog as well...
 Either that or she is by me... ;)
Merry Christmas and see you on the other side ;)
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3 comments:

Heather Hoerr said...

I still check your blog. :) fun to see pics!

emilykate said...

Yes fun to see what you guys have been up to!

Dmasy said...

I savored every photo and every word. If still scheduled, tomorrow will be surgery for Luke. I will be thinking of him. You have a remarkable family. I love all of you. I will keep checking in just to find such a heart-warming treat as this one.

Hope to see you before this year ends. Love --