Saturday, August 4, 2018

Garmisch, Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein

 Ryan got to go to a conference in Garmisch and so we all got to tag along.  It is such a beautiful part of Bavaria with imposing Alps, blue lakes and luxurious castles.   I love the history of the castles that belonged to Ludwig II, King of Bavaria from 1864-1886.  He was shy, probably gay, dodged a marriage, built caves in and near his castles, spent a lot of money and was murdered. 

Friday, August 3, 2018


It wasn't too far out of our way to add another little country to our list.  We drove into Liechtenstein and walked around it's capital, Vaduz.  It is a very expensive country but beautiful as it is nestled in the Alps.  



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cub Scout Camp

The boys were bummed to only get one day of Cub Scout Camp.  They loved every minute of it, especially the bow and arrows!  


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Barefoot Park

We went with a lot of friends from church to enjoy the neat Barefoot Park.  You go through several different textures and temperatures ... obviously barefoot.  It was really cool.




Saturday, July 28, 2018


Sam's classmates

Sam's best friends, Isaiah and Allen

 Sam made Luke a trophy for being the best brother EVER

 On the drive to the Kindergarten, I get to see a dementor.  Can you find it? 

The beautiful flowers across the street from our home.

Lukey had his FIRST slumber party with his Kindergarten class.

Sloane and Luke's last day of Kindergarten

Our trip to Mainz
Outside the Gutenberg Museum
Learning about the first printing press



Poor Sam threw up in the Gutenberg Museum.  We fed him some ice cream, which he promptly threw up outside of McDonald's.  Here he is cooling down and being a trooper only to throw up some more on the drive home.  Poor guy.  I remembered the trip that my dad and I went on at age 10 to Toulouse France to see his mission sites where I rode in the hot train going backwards.  I threw up on the train so Dad gave me ice cream (butter pecan).  But ice cream wasn't the solution then either.  I continued to throw up in the air conditioned department store and bus.  Poor dad.

Our little READERS

Tessa's friend, Hanna

Splash pad with the Olsens 

 Brothers on a walk


Ryan was talking to me while I was pulling the weeds and I didn't know where he was.  I thought it was hilarious when I saw his little head poking through the window.