our week: November 21-28

A peek at our week through my cell phone:
Enjoyed watching a home game and a win for Sydney as a family.
Hibachi after church lunch. Finally celebrating our college ones good midterms.
A first time to hunt for our middle son. He said it was fun but cold, they didn't see anything but squirrels and birds. :/
Friendsgiving! 4th grade. (Not iphone)
Too cute, 2nd grade Native American dress up! (Instagram pic)
When Beau photo bombs the Thanksgiving family photo. ;)
Yay! Sitting by the Christmas tree.
Working hard. Tearing out the basement carpet.
Happy Birthday to me shopping with my boys while hubs is with girlie secretly getting gifts!

Happy Weekend. Let the Christmas begin!


first snow // 2015

Friday night as we all watched the 11 news, the forecast was maybe an inch of snow. The kids went to bed not expecting at all their first snow day with sledding/snowboarding. What a fun winter wonderland surprise!
early morning folding laundry and watching snow fall
heading out for a run at the club with hubs...the kids can't wait to get out in it
it's sticking, mom!
first flakes // Hershey loves the snow
waiting for enough snow out back for sledding
such a beautiful snow with huge flakes
what fun
over and over wearing himself out
her happy place
about 2 1/2 inches and still lightly falling
warming with cocoa



our week: November 14-20

Taking a peek at our week through the cell phone pics-
Heading home from DePauw. Football season has come to an end.
Cracker Barrel finds. ;)
Hibachi [great report card] crew!! All A's in this group +2 B+ for our middle schooler. He's working hard to pull those b's up! (History and HS language.) Fantastic Midterms for our college one need to be acknowledged too; highest grade in his class: Medical Imaging!
Hubs got a buck. Girlie tracked it. (Two deer tracked in a row. Hubs says she's got a great eye.)
Happy Birthday Collage. It's Sydney's birthday week. :)) 
Oh the kitchen. The water was turned off for 8 1/2 hours on Friday. Then we had to boil for 6 days. Ack. Not a fun week for this cooking momma. 
Friday in the gym with my man.
Operation Christmas Child assembling. Down to the wire. Monday is the final collection date!
And a final DePauw football weekend pic; until next year. The bottom of the pic: black tent is where we tailgate and to the far right is the stadium. Thankful for the park area (where girlie is) where the kids could run and play. Now what to do with our Saturdays. ;) Thankful all my sweeties are home this weekend!! 

Happy Weekending and Happy Thanksgiving week-



Monon Bell // 2015

It was our first experience going to the Bell game! We were excited and out the door by 8 a.m. hoping to get a great tailgating spot (near our football parent spot) and in time to watch the football team do the Tiger Walk to the stadium. 
On our way with two extra tickets...they were quickly given away to another football family that needed extra!
Lining up for The Tiger Walk. 

A glimpse of our Freshman during the Tiger walk. (The Tiger walk is a tradition where the team gathers and then walks to the stadium together while parents mostly and fans cheer lining the street.The team stops just before the stadium, turn and sing the fight song.)
Tailgating with our middle boy. We had the two littles stay home this year. I wasn't sure if it would be a bit too much for them. It's a long 12 hour day easily, and they SO enjoyed their time with their favorite babysitter. Next year they'll go!
Nana and Papaw enjoying the tailgate. It was their first time and they couldn't believe how nice the tailgate was. It's a group of football parents that organize it with a few emails each week, a sign up genius and a campus that allows storage for the grill. (It's such a huge grill and tent +speakers with music Nana thought that part of the tailgate was a separate vendor. ;) Really, the nicest tailgate and we are thankful to be a part of it. 
Go Tigers!!! Beat Wabash-
Blackstock Stadium
From where we sat.
Go Tigers. In the end we had a great season with a hard loss to Wabash. DePauw was 8 and 2 this season. They'll get them next time!
Good to see [high school]coach at the game/tailgate two weeks in a row. 
Love our Tiger. Proud of him! Looking forward to next season.

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