Friday, November 30, 2018


And no, its not two teeth, just one that completely cracked in half!

It's always an adventure around here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy 36th Birthday

Not exactly ideal birthday weather...

But a perfect excuse to cuddle up with a cuppa tea and a good book.

A great start to a great year :)

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Reading Bingo

Under a favorite blanket, wearing a hat....

Whatever it takes to encourage this boy to love reading :)

Friday, November 23, 2018

She did it...

Madison got her ears pierced :)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

There is much to be Thankful for.

This year were were blessed to have Rob's brother and his family with us for Thanksgiving...

It was a tremendous blessing to have the cousins together and to crowd around the table.

 I can't wait until next year :)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Grand Nationals

It's hard to believe the end of marching band season is here.

This weekend the band is competing in downtown Indianapolis at the BOA (Bands of America) Grand National competition.

Prelims began Thursday and ended Friday Evening. Saturday morning and afternoon are reserved for Semi Finals and Saturday evening is the Finals competition.
Its long but excited weekend of practice and performance.

Nana and I attended the Grand Nationals prelim performance Thursday evening.

 And we were excited to find out Friday night that Avon had advanced to Semi Finals Saturday.
On the bus and ready to go, here is the traditional pre-performance selfie Madison sends before each competition

 (This momma also sends a selfie back to her favorite marchers to wish them a fantastic show and to tell them I am cheering them on)

This Momma spent Saturday cheering on from the comfort of our home (grateful for technology and the ability to live stream) watching the bands perform in Semi Finals
 Avon placed 4th in Semi Finals and were headed to their final performance in the Finals competition of BOA.

Avon finished 2nd place overall at the BOA Grand Nationals Competiton 2018.
So proud of these "fish" and the hard work and dedication they put into making this show amazing.

Until next year....

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

E Learning

A day to stay at home and learn in your jammies with Momma.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Train them Young

Sanding his sword... just like Daddy

Friday, November 2, 2018

Semi State

Cheering on our favorite Baritone at Semi State (the last outdoor show to the year).

On to the Dome and State Finals

Thursday, November 1, 2018