Saturday, December 08, 2012

Fun at Opa and Oma's!

We've been seeing a lot of deer here and this guy just sat right off the deck and watched us for quite awhile...

Then the excitement started...  First the heat quit working. It ended up to be a problem on the fuel tank, so an easy/quick fix by the fuel company. Next up, the septic tank backed up. Yuck. So, that got dug up and the neighbor helped us get the tree roots out of a pipe--problem solved.
Next the well quit.
Oh, country living. Isn't it grand?

Today has been spent splitting wood and stacking it for the long cold winter. Reese has been chief wood splitter operator. He has been out there all day!
The well pump also got pulled up and fixed today. Just in time to leave.
We head home tomorrow.

Reese doesn't want to leave. Wonder why?

Monday, December 03, 2012

Our Big Trip! Disneyland

After Legoland we spent three days at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure Park (thanks Unc!!!).

 Waiting for the Toy Story ride--super fun and you get to play games while you ride.

 Waiting for the Cars ride--longest wait ever...

 The family on Splash Mountain (I opted to not get wet).

 An amazing trip, exhausting, but so fun!
Unc also took us to eat at the Pirates of the Caribbean restaurant, the Blue Bayou.  You sit inside right by where the ride goes by and it's dark and so, so fun (Reese spent most of dinner waving at all the people going by on the ride).  The other bonus was that they were super accommodating with our diet.  The chef came out and discussed our gluten free options and made sure we were taken care of!  Wow.
This trip was also Reese and Carsten's first experience of rides.  They absolutely loved them!  We did Space Mountain 5 times, Tower of Terror 2 times, California Screamin' 4 times, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 times, and all the others!!!
Great time had by all.  When we were standing in lines or eating we would discuss how we all want to work at Disneyland and which job each of us would have...

Our Big Trip! Legoland

We took a family trip (with Opa, Oma, and Unc) to Southern California to visit Legoland!

We started with a walk to the beach from where we were staying...
The boys could have spent the whole evening here and maybe the next couple of days?  There were quite a few surfers and we had fun watching them.

Learning to drive and getting driving licenses...

Waiting...  We did a bit of this.

A Volvo out of Legos--very cool.

On a boat ride to view more Lego creations with Unc.

Reese with two of his favorite people.

We had a great time at Legoland and even came away with a few Legos.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Halloween 2012

  Our crook.


 This year we didn't get time to carve pumpkins before or even on Halloween. The boys remembered and requested begged to carve them the day after. I cut the tops off and they did the rest--gutted/designed/carved. Nice.

 The boys with our 60 pound pumpkin we grew this year!

Last Soccer Game of the Fall

 I couldn't resist posting this picture--cute boys in the mud.


Disneyland 2012
I've learned a few things...
One is to do research before changing.  I figured out after making not one, but two new blogs that I could use Photobucket to store and link to for pictures on my old blog, hence keeping my old blog and saving time and headaches...  Well, well.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Well, it looks like I've reached my photo quota.  Hmmph.
It is partly my fault, I guess I was uploading too big of pictures (quality).  
So, onward we go...
Nothing too fancy yet, still learning a new blog system...
(I found out about my quota while trying to update my header, so hence the missing header--sigh)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Back at Soccer...

 Here Carsten is running across the field wind-milling his arm! Oh, my. We spent quite a bit of his game giggling. He has gone up a level age wise, but has a lot to learn!!

 Carsten spent some of the time looking like this. I do believe the ball is going in the other direction--hmmm. We have some work to do...

 Somehow the boys ended up with the same color of jerseys this year even though they are on different teams. They chose the same number when they figured this out...

 Reese played really well, he is on an older team this year so it is a bigger field and a longer game.
He was pretty tuckered out after!
Thanks Larry M. for the pictures of Reese!

First Day of School... 1st & 3rd

 First day of school on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.

 Our trusty friend in school...

Ready to get going!