Wednesday, May 06, 2015

House update

Not much to report or update....but we do have a basement! 

Better than nothing! 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015


The twins are busy finishing up their Junior year. Last week was full of AP testing and taking the ACT. They also competed in the State level of Science Olympiad and represented LSE high school. They came home with a medal in Astronomy. Which was kind of cool considering they really like their Astronomy teacher and he is retiring at the end of the year. So it was nice to win that for him.

This summer will be busy visiting a few colleges and start applying to their favorites. McKynna really has her heart set on going to school in Scotland and I'm not going to lie, this mama is having a hard time digesting that. Thankfully she is also open to attending at least I can sleep at night.

Kwynn is thinking UNL for a year and then transferring to BYU. Both girls actually like BYU, they just need to verify that the college credits they've already earned will transfer.

Hard to believe my little twinnies are getting ready for college. Complete craziness!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Best Bud

My dear friend, Kristina, and her family visited last week. That was a house full! Kristina has 6 kids!!  Kris was in town because her granddaughter was being born. Kristina's eldest son, Mike, was killed in a car accident last November. His pregnant girlfriend was with him. She sustained serious injuries that required surgeries and physical therapy. Despite all that, the baby survived. And sweet little Amiya Paige was born Tuesday April 21st. Kristina was able to be there in the room and cut the cord. It was such a bittersweet moment for everyone.

It was fun week full chaos and kids...what can you expect when you house 13 people together!?

The girls snuggled on baby Scarlett! 

I took the older boys to our family acreage so they could explore and run around. They spent hours catching frogs and had a blast getting muddy. 

We didn't think to take any pictures until they were literally packing up to leave. Kids were cranky, some were in the shower and I was still getting ready- so not really great photos of our two families, but that's ok! There's always next time