Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Our 16 yr. old nephew Brad

Puttin' up sweet corn

17 bags of sweet corn to husk
just the begining

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Trip to Chicago

Starting our trip aboard the Metra in Mundelein
Some skyline behind us. We had a little girl real quick too,jk
Grace is our nieces daughter, not sure what that makes her to us???

"Sue" at the Field Museum

Tristen getting drenched in the Crown Fountain

The view from the entrance of the Field Museum.
It was a beautiful and fun day.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer fun

We are enjoying very much the pool that was given to us.
The boys created a road block and it stopped the UPS man from
completing the circle drive and they have a tent up to sleep outside

Jumping with cousins

I caught the 1st fish. Bo caught 3. Daddy caught a fish and a soda can
at the same time. Tristen went hungry that night.

Milwaukee Zoo trip

We took an unfamiliar road trip to the Milwaukee Zoo
to celebrate Father's Day

We toured their special dinosaur exhibit.
This was especially neat.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shedd creatures continued.....

Spider Crab

neat decorations


In the "Fantasea" show we had great seats! Out of nowhere

this boat was lowered from right above my head and the people

climbed in to be lifted back up and across the water.

The creatures of Shedd

May 15th Shedd Aquarium visit

There was a 2 hour wait in line but we ate lunch in line and the kids
behaved well so time went by fairly quick.
We are waitng for the "Fantasea" show to start.
Tristen (green shirt), Bo (orange shirt) and 2nd cousin, Grace!
We had a great time!!

Bo and Tristen put on Penguin costumes and played with their
cousin in the Polar Play area.

On our way going to Mundelien we saw these so had to stop and
check them out on the way home.

Our garden and 1st harvest


Sunday, June 13, 2010

1st time in

All done
I missed the best shot of Fred just jumping in from the
outside, like a cowboy jumping over a gate.
In Fred's own words, the water is ICE COLD.
We look forward to the sun warming it up.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Just add water!!!

Thank you Brian, Katie, Gracie, Jacob and Emily!
COMING SOON..............WATER

Tristen graduates Kindergarten

Tristen's class
Mrs. Donna Hollis, Kindergarten teacher
Tristen is red cap and gown and on to 1st grade
Mrs. Wendy Schardt, Tri-County Christian School Administrator

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We have a graduate in the family!!!!

Mrs. B and Mrs. Jungles with Bo
Accepting his certificate from Mrs. Schardt, Tri-County
Christian School Administrator.

Bo, sadly, didn't feel well.
We LOVE you Bo, congratulations and on
to Kindergarten!!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's getting there

Our deck, in stages

Bo was just hanging out
We bought this truck at an auction, something for Fred to drive
back and forth to work instead of our good truck.