Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fun At The Farm

Not far from our house there is a fantastic little farm nestled behind a large sporting complex.  It's Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.  And guess what?  It's free Monday through Thursday and only $2 a person Friday through Sunday!  While my family was here this past weekend we piled in the van and headed to Deanna Rose for a Saturday morning adventure!

Lillia loves it!  Lawson was happy! 
And the rest of the fam seemed to have a good time too!  See for yourself.......

 Aunt Molly showing Lillia how to feed the goats.

 Happy baby boy in the stroller

 Check out those shades!  :)

 Gramma and Lawson

 Doesn't she look like a butterfly with those HUGE glasses?!

 Mr. Smiles

 Petting the cute little calves

Bottle feeding the baby goats 

Here's our chubba bubba talking about his trip to the farm...
and notice the cute little girl in the background eating her snack!

Monday, April 23, 2012

My New Ride

When my family arrived this weekend, they showed up with a surprise!  A new (to me) bike!  

Last year I bought a bike trailer at a garage sale.  It also has a handle bar and wheels on the front so it can act like a stroller.  Well, I bought it with the idea that both Brandon and I would be getting bikes later in the year.  That actually never happened.  So, even though we used the bike trailer as a stroller sometimes, I decided maybe I would sell it at my upcoming garage sale and get a nicer double stroller instead.  Not anymore!  After the fun surprise, I now have a bike to attach the trailer to.  And Lillia LOVES it!  Now we need to get bike helmets and we'll be all set!  :)

Thanks mom and dad for the new (to me!) bike!  :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


We love having visitors!

At the end of March, Allie, Reese, and Ardi stopped by while on their annual KC shopping trip!  It was fun to see Lillia and Reese play together!  Wish we lived closer so they could get together more often!

And uncle Bri stopped by on his way to (or from, I can't remember which) school in Springfield.  
It's always a treat to see him....and somehow after he leaves, our fridge and cupboards are a little less full!  
We love feeding you uncle Bri!  :)

Our friends from church came over for a play date one day.   
Here's Lawson and Hudson.  Hudson is 7 weeks younger!

 And finally, our most recent visitors arrived to celebrate Easter with us!  
We loved having the Fischer family here!  Come back and see us again soon!

 Brett, Lillia, and Caitlyn

Papa and Grammy with the grandbabies

Up next?  Visitors from Ames are coming this weekend!  We're excited to see you, Gramma, Molly, and Ross!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Yummy Treat

Seeing all the coconut goodies in the stores recently prompted me to find a coconut macaroon recipe and make some at home.  So, after a little searching I found this one.  I was not disappointed!  They are delish!  I LOVE coconut, so these little treats are a perfect morsel for an afternoon sweet when my kiddos are sleeping.  Now, I'm the only one who eats these at my house, which means I'm the only one who eats I only made half a batch!  :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Must Read!

My friend, Janel, just returned from a trip to Ghana and has an amazing story of love and redemption!  You must read about it here!

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My friend Leanne has an opportunity to be the Honorary Bat Girl at a Twins game on Mother's Day.  Please take a moment and read her story.....then go vote for her!

We love you, Leanne!