Sunday, May 31, 2015


Anders is FIVE! How did that happen?!!

We had a great day for his fifth birthday, going to the zoo and having a birthday dinner at Grandma Kathleen's. Boy, they spoil our kiddos. He felt like it was the Best day, so that is a win in my book.

We also had our EIGHTH wedding anniversary. Eight years. Eight AMAZING yèars! I love my man and am so glad I get to be with him forever. He's a good egg.

Astrid is getting more creative and adventurous. Here are two examples:

Here is the most adorable picture Anders' drew of our family. That boy is just...squishy!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


"Mom, are you getting married today?" Bram asked in the car. 

"No buddy, we already got married and are celebrating that we have been married for eight years!" I replied.

"I got married today!" exclaimed Bram.

David queried, "To whom?"


I explained that marriage doesn't work that way and he is too young to get married. So David asked the boys how old you needed to be to be married.

Anders, ", eleven."

We giggled so he knew he said something that wasn't correct.

He tried again, "Twelve?"

Then as we were saying family prayer, Anders expressed, "Thank you that momma was born for eight years."

Maybe they will get it next year.

Looking for a belly button

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hippo Potter and Chudder Cheese

I asked Anders if he wanted to keep reading the chapter book we are half way through. He wanted to do the book we bought today, and suggested enthusiastically, "Let's do the hippo potter book!"

We were driving in the car the other day and the boys were fighting, so we said they needed to just sit quietly. A few minutes passed and we hear whispering, so David says, "I thought we said no talking."

Bram replied, "We are just talking to our own chudder."

We immediately laughed and Anders' says, while giggling, "That's like chudder cheese."

That made us laugh even harder.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I wanted to eat all my food!