Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mother's Day and Kenny turns 11!

Mother's Day! Loved being with the kids and Daron. I think I inherited from Grandpa George that bug to hop in the car and drive!! We woke up and drove to Faithbridge church and heard a great sermon from Pastor Dan ~ "To honor our parents is a choice of the will. To treat them with dignity and respect, and always look out for their best interests. Because honoring them is more about us than about them." Good rule to apply to all!

Then off to the Woodlands with the doggies for a playday together. So fun! https://youtu.be/mTNxiZ7t5NM



And Kenny turns 11! Only 1 year away from being a deacon... he's a darling boy with a fun, happy personality. Love homeschooling him this 4th gr year - I already miss him when he'll go back to Theiss in the fall! The first thing he noticed on his bday morning was how the sun shone RIGHT on his name!

Pretty hard for Kas and Honey to stay awake for the early bday celebrations...

Hallelujah to having a pool for all these parties... Kas handles the whip cream swim-ups!!

The trumpet flowers even bloomed to herald in Kenny's bday! Stephen prepares for Philmont, and Ninja Kas and other yw dress up to entertain at a little girl's bday party!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mel turns 44, Kas joins NJHS, & HONEY!

Such a fun birthday ~ breakfast wake-up, cute gifts from friends, Kelly planned a luncheon, then an awesome family dinner!


So fun to watch Kas join the NJHS -- remembering when Stephen did the same a few years ago!

HONEY joins our family! From the same pet store we got Geneve, Honey was another Ori-Pei (1/2 price) just waiting for us! They're almost identical ~ they sit, sneeze, run & stretch the same! Luckily they like each other!




Filming the Stake Young Women's Camp Skit... ridiculous!


Dressing for a fun stake dance with Stephen... little Kas joins us for the next one!


The flooding strands us in our home for a week of no school - yahoo! Stephen tries to eat Geneve, then we all get out to help flood victims when the rains stop.

Love gardening with Kenny... growing lots of fun things: 5-variety apple tree, grapes, pears, zucchini, squash and lots of herbs! And Kenny helps Aunt Kas with a Chill event!


Cute Sterl, and practicing making Kenny's bday cake (Tres Leches) & Scouting!



Kassie's beautiful "Octopado Mexicano", working in Steff's yard, and perhaps one of my favorite collage shots of Kas and Sterl... post field-day and pre-scout merit badge clinic!! AHAHAHAHAH!