June 1, 2018

Middle School Here She Comes!

Lillian is graduating from elementary school this week. She is all done with her Spanish immersion elementary school and will be moving on to middle school in the fall.

May 12, 2018

Birthdays, Spring Break in Phoenix, Science Fair and Family Parade 2018

April was a very busy month.  First we had the science fair, where the kids got to show off their home grown crystals (they're still planning to eat the rock candy at some point).  Next Kristen and the kids flew to Phoenix for spring break, where Nathaniel decided he was a puppy for a while, and they all climbed a mountain.  Lillian had her 11th birthday, where we made her an awesome cake full of marzipan wildflowers.  She also got her first block of modelling clay, and proceeded to branch into a new artistic medium.  Eric attended a conference in Minneapolis, where it was snowy, and full of wild turkeys and the world's biggest shopping mall.  Kristen organized our school's group in the annual Mountain View Family Parade.  Nathaniel got to visit Eric's workplace for Bring Your Kid to Work Day (but we couldn't get him to pose for a photo with the flying pig mascot!).  And we moved into May with Eric's birthday.

Musical Performances 2018

As we approach the end of the school year, we have had lots of music performances to show what the kids have been practicing all year. 

April 8, 2018

We're still here! New York 2017

It has been a long time since we updated this blog.  We're still here, we just haven't been blogging much due to getting busy with a home remodel and Google killing Picasa (our main method of creating these updates).  We're slowly figuring out how to proceed in this new technology era.  For those of you who have been impatiently awaiting an update, here are our some vacation photos from New York last summer!

June 10, 2017

We've been a bit preoccupied recently

We haven't been keeping up with the blog lately.  One of the main reasons why is that we've been doing some remodeling at the house.  We had our cedar tree removed from our driveway as it was way too big for its spot.  Following that we had to have the driveway jackhammered up and replaced.  While we were at it we also took a couple tons of concrete off the back patio.  We also removed the old brick path around the side of the house and put in a new concrete block path.  To try to make up for the lost shade over the driveway we had a pergola built over the driveway.  I don't have pictures of the finished product, but we do have some sweet shots of our new swing pedestals from the logs.

March 11, 2017


Nathaniel got a new backpack recently and decided he wanted to go "backpacking". Today we honored his request today with a "backpacking" picnic and a hike at one of our favorite spots. Not a bad way to spend a sunny 70 degree spring day!