We’re enrolled! #StingersUp

Kid #2 is enrolled! We spent the day in Emporia, getting things ready to go for fall 2022. Zach will be rooming with three other boys from his high school, and they were all there too. We made sure we had all our paperwork done, ate breakfast and played a few online texting games. Can … Continue reading We’re enrolled! #StingersUp

12th annual* ski trip – 2022

*should have been 13th annual. But 2020 happened so...This year, we went with another family to ski. They have a son the boys' age. On Saturday, we carpooled to Denver, switching up the seating arrangements in the cars. We stayed at the same hotel we stayed in the first night last year, before the #snowmageddon2021. … Continue reading 12th annual* ski trip – 2022

Christmas Eve – Christmas Day 2021

Christmas Eve was a nice dinner with Oma and Papa at Larkspur in Old Town. The restaurant had quite a few other families also enjoying their day-before-Christmas dinner. Christmas Day we were out the door by 9 a.m., a similar day to Christmas 2020. We were headed to middle of nowhere Kansas, and since we … Continue reading Christmas Eve – Christmas Day 2021

Botanica Illuminations 2021

It's become almost an annual tradition - visiting Botanica's Illuminations. I'm not sure how old the boys were when we first went, but they could not have been more than four or five years old. Scroll down to the end to see why the first year was more than memorable. I always love lights, so … Continue reading Botanica Illuminations 2021

Pre-holiday 2021

Last year, I was pretty much done decorating by mid-November, because ya know... 2020 was our first COVID Christmas. I say "first" because 2021 seems to be 2020's little sister. I did wait until after Thanksgiving to drag out the holiday gear. Our house lights were actually put up in early November, but I waited … Continue reading Pre-holiday 2021