Saturday, August 27, 2011

5 Years… {Sunday Snapshot}


since Sophie and Sage have been home!  It’s flown by fast, yet I can’t imagine our family without them.


5 years since we first laid eyes their such sweet but scared faces.  my best b-day ever :)


How they’ve grown.  Sage so kind, spunky, & talented, and a great friend to others.


Sophie so genuine, athletic, and compassionate, also a true friend.  Looks so grown up in this picture, gives me a glimpse of how she’ll look as an adult.


silly girls


fun girls


Our full of life precious girls.  It’s been an amazing 5 years, they have blossomed and added so much to our lives!  We love you like Crazy Cakes Sophie & Sage!!  I’m looking forward to the next fabulous 5 years!

Sunday Snapshot

Click on Stefanie’s link above for other Sunday Snapshots

Monday, August 15, 2011


Such a cute team with a passion for soccer, they play their hearts out! Winning Silver in their first competitive soccer tournament, the Sparta Cup. Great job Sparta, proud of you S & S!!

DSC_1675 Girls and Grandma, one of their biggest fan!

Sage left, Sophie right

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Crepes and Cuties in Pink…


the pink wasn’t planned


I made crepes one morning while my dad was here.  Yummmmy, I could hardly make them fast enough.  It’s become a new Sunday morning tradition.  Here’s my favorite crepe recipe…   


4 Eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/3 C Milk

2 Tbsp butter, melted

1 cup flour

2 Tbsp white sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour, sugar, and salt until smooth.  Heat in small skillet over medium heat.  Grease pan with butter or Pam.  Use small ladle, about 3 Tbsp. crepe batter in hot pan, tilting to spread evenly.  Cook over medium heat 1-2 minutes per side (second side takes less time), or until golden brown.

Fill with favorite fillings:

bananas / Nutella

apple cinnamon  (heat up apple pie filling, add cinnamon while heating)

raspberry jam

strawberries & cream

top with whipped topping or powdered sugar

Monday, August 08, 2011

Awesome August

full of excitement before school starts. Trevor returned from a week of scout camp in time to start football, the girls had their first soccer tournament in Park City, and Josh is starting his first job at the Pizza place and has been busy rehearsing for Broadway Kidz, opening night is next week-end, Woot! I thoroughly enjoy watching their sports and acting.

DSC_1526Nice picture by Paul. Glad he was able to attend Camp Steiner with Trevor for a few days.

DSC_1404boys and their bows

DSC_1508 Canoeing Merit Badge, they had to jump in this frigid cold water

DSC_1429Trevor racing in the Mountain Man Relay

DSC_7564Nick off to work, love his smile :)


Sparta warm-up. The girls enjoyed seeing the REAL lion show up before the game.


game prep, great coach



Sage hustling

DSC_1556Sophie’s determination


They gave them numbers 1 (Sophie) and 2 (Sage), how nice :)



Way to go girls! Sophie and Sage are new to this team and were a little anxious at first playing at this level with all new girls & new coach, but it didn’t take long before they got right in and became a big part of the team. Sparta won 2 out of 3, they played their hearts out and had a lot of fun, good job Sparta! They also took Silver in the Sparta Cup.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A week-end with Grandpa


So sweet seeing the kids rekindle a relationship with their Grandpa that they don’t see often (lives out of state). Didn’t take long to catch up and get attached again. He swam with them, joined us for the big parade & lunch at the Lion House, even threw a football with the kids one night.


Cute seeing the kids talk with their grandpa about his farm, his hobbies, and what he liked as a kid.  Grandpa reading them a story each night and Sage making sure he got a spoon quickly in the fast card game of Spoons :).

he wanted to hear them play and sing…


We’ve got some musicians in the house!  Josh talked in church today about his Trek experiences. He was asked 1/2 hour before the meeting so he winged it, did great and made us laugh. It was such a neat meeting hearing the youth share their experiences. Nick went 4 years ago, good memories, and Trevor will go in 2015.DSC_7526

thanks for the yummy lamb steaks, we smoked it with Hickory. Tasty!


a very fun Grandpa week-end. Come again soon!