July 13, 2011


My parents both retired this year. Both of them had never been to Yosemite National Park. So, Scott, I and the girls took them on a little trip for thier gift. We stayed at the Tenaya Lodge and went into the park 2 days. It was a beautiful time of year to go, great weather and great fun had by all!

June 25, 2011

Madison's Dance Recital

This was Madison's 5th dance recital and by far her best...she seemed so comfortable, happy and confident...was a thrill it was to watch her perform!

All ready to go

Our little tapper!

Way to go!

With her BFF Payton

We are so proud of her!

With Kye-Kye

With her teacher Ms. Robin

June 23, 2011

St. Maarten

We got to take a wonderful family vacation to St. Maarten earlier this month. Scott's friend's mom gave us access to her time share and we were able to make it work. What a beautiful place. It was a fun week had by all...even if Mackenzie kept us on our toes.

On the red eye flight...

We made it to Divi Little Bay
Marigot, the French Capital

Our beach at Little Bay

Daddy and the girls

Mommy and the girls

Swimming in the ocean


Getting ready for a boat ride to Anguilla


Maho Beach, where the airplanes land

Our hotel at night

As Madison called it...the 'finity pool

Eating breakfast

My favorite Mullet Bay

2011 tootsie toes

Walking to Fort Amsterdam

Our last night

May 22, 2011

Our Garden

For Valentine's day I wanted Scott to build me some planter boxes, so after a trip to The Home Depot and an argument later :) we made it home with all the supplies we would need, or so we thought! We built as much as we could then Scott went back for a few more items...but alas we have 2 beautiful planter boxes and we have a lot of yummy prospects popping up our summer eats!

the materials...

box #1

Holding it all together...

finishing box #2 (now it was dark)

Plants in progress....


Boxes a-growing!

May 20, 2011

Kindergarten Events

I have been such a slacker with this blog lately...I am trying to get back in the swing of things...here are some of the fun Madison has been having in the last month of kindergarten!

Her Bug Report...the little stinker picked a red ant! Not a ladybug, or a butterfly, but the nasty red ant...so here she is building her model.

It turned out really cute...I stuck my ground and made her do it all by herself (I helped cover the box, though)

Ready to turn in the model...

Jog-a-thon day:

Showing off her fast running shoes!

Getting a lap marked off...she ran/jogged 7 laps.

Go Maddie!

At school:

With her class and Ms. Lunn

Silly kiddos!