Saturday, October 29, 2011


Flag football has ended & I have to say it will be nice to not be running so much but I am sad. It has been so much fun going to watch the boys play. Ashlynn has loved attending the games with her treats & little chair. The weather has been AMAZING!! The boys are getting old enough that its actually entertaining instead of boring to go.

Dax is our mister competitive always wanting to do better & leaving the game after a win still commenting on all the things he should have done better & will do better next time. I LOVE that drive for success that is in him.

At this age the boys are ready for tackle so they are pretty fun to watch. Daxon has loved playing, he had such a great team & coach. His coach always practiced overtime with the boys & they loved it. I sometimes would not when I was ready to go home after practice. However I did appreciate it when I thought about it from a Patience mind form:)

Brittons team was undefeated even though they don't keep score :) Common it's sports of course the coaches at least are Definitely keeping score. It was interesting to play with Upward during 1/2 time they always had some spiritual devotional it was always a good thought for the day. Just a great reminder how much goodness is in the world & how much God loves us all. It is sad to see football ending because that also means fall is on the downside & I LOVE FALL!

Friday, October 21, 2011


What a cute little PUMPKIN:)

I LOVE LOVE IOWA in the Fall. It is BEAUTIFUL. Iowa has so many fun things to do in the Fall as well. We LOVE going to the pumpkin patches they have every year. This year we decided to go to one of the less expensive one and though it didn't have a corn maze we had a great time for $10 dollars a family we thought it was a steal of a deal:)

The boys enjoyed trying to out due each other playing football.

This picture reminds me a little bit of the old movie "THE ADAMS family" with all the adorable face making going on. Roasting marshmallows has ALWAYS been a favorite in our family.

The oldest enjoyed the bouncy slide as much as the younger kids did.

The corn pit was definitely NOT as cool as the other pumpkin patches but it entertained Ash for a little while:)

The funniest part of the entire day was when the trailer took us out to the pumpkin patch. Ashlynn jumped off the trailer walked out to the patch
picked up this ADORABLE pumpkin LOL walked back onto the trailer, sat down & was ready to go.

While the other kids were playing the older 2 kids convinced me to buy them a piece of pie to share. Looks mighty tasty actually I took the 1st bite & it was:)

J.D. getting his inner child out. It was a wonderful day!
I love how in this video she thinks we are taking a picture so she keeps stopping her "BEAUTIFUL" singing & smiling at us. This song is on a family video I made & she watches it ALLLL the time so whenever we are in the car & it comes on well of course it is talent show time.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

FOOTBALL-WAL-Mart & Dollar stores


Tuesday Riley had his final game of the season. I was amazed how hard they work those boys. I was not sure Riley would enjoy it. He not only enjoyed it he LOVED IT. He never complained he was just happy about it every single day that he was able to play. The final game he had an AWESOME tackle. You see the huge kid in the picture with the ball & the little kid with his arms around him. YA that's Riley & he tackled him FLAT to the ground. Riley came off that field with such a HUGE grin it was great.
His proud siblings who have LOVED attending his games.

I as many do NOT love going to Wal-mart. However I do LOVE some things about Wal-mart. I LOVE how around holidays it has such cute things for decorating cookies, cupcakes it also has fun projects to do with Ashlynn.

My kiddos are a fan as well:)

I have to say I ofter hear people say how much they dislike the dollar store. I am not part of this group. I LOVE LOVE the dollar store. All these fun things to go with Ashlynns play-dough would have cost me 3 times as much without this wonderful store. I was at a grocery store yesterday & they had the same Halloween plates as the dollar store priced at $4. That is CraZy. I am a dollar store FAN!!


Another great thing about Wal-mart you can get the same great things for a new fish as you can as at a pet store for a 1/3 the price. Ashlynn was so excited to get a fish. I do NOT LOVE having a fish the bowl is dirty before you ever get it clean again I swear.

But hey the joy on these faces is worth cleaning a bowl a few times or a MILLION right:)
We definitely need to buy a gallon of water so we don't use up all our water bottles but hey Ashlynn thought pouring the water bottles was great fun.