Sunday, March 29, 2015

Matthew Turns 4

We celebrated Matthew's birthday yesterday.  He turned the big Oh-Four.

He requested a Nerf cake.

Turned out pretty good! 

Saturday, March 28, 2015


We welcomed some visitors to Baton Rouge recently.  Brian's aunt and uncle visited from Minnesota by way of California, Arizona and Texas.  

They traveled a long way! 

We had a big lasagna dinner the night they arrived.

We broke out the extra table.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Brian and James traveled to Texas recently.  Brian had work to do in the Houston area and James had an event with the worship team from church.

Texas-shaped waffles at the hotel breakfast.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Goings-On

We've been very busy this month!  Expect several posts in the next few days.

Matthew got dressed up for church a couple of weeks ago.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Large Family Humor

The kids had their annual Christmas program one Sunday at church a few years ago.  They had been practicing for about a month.  The oldest four were in the choir so it was just singing they had to practice.  

Brian and I had been playing tag team all afternoon because Peter was sick - poor little guy!  So, I took the four oldest to services in the morning.  Then we grabbed some lunch on the way home.  Brian drove them back to church at 2:30 to rehearse again.  I stayed home to make sandwiches for the choir to eat after rehearsal.  Brian returned home and then I left around 3:30pm to bring the food to church.  I stayed to watch some of the rehearsal since I knew I would be at home with Peter and would miss the whole "live" feeling of the program.  The kids ate and then I returned home to tag Brian so he could come and watch the program live.  At the last minute he decided to take Andrew with him for company.  They left in the car.  Brian forgot to take his phone...

Can you figure out what happened AFTER the program?? 

The phone rings with a number I don't recognize.  When I answer it, it's Brian!  He wants to know if I'm coming to church with the van.  

The van? 

"No!  I'm not coming to church with the van!"  Silly! 

"There are too many to fit in the car!" 

"Too many WHAT?"  I couldn't think of what he would be bringing home that wouldn't fit in the car...

"KIDS!" He says.

Silence - while my brain tries to catch up. 

"Oh!  So, then, yeah!  I'm coming up with the van!" 

I had to quickly throw some clothes on Peter and we arrived to find Brian waiting with the kids.  We picked some of the up and were on our way home.  I got some more details from James about the situation.  Brian had borrowed a friend's phone - and that friend heard the whole conversation, including my exasperated "how many what?" comment!  He jokingly said "Too many... cookies?"  

It was hilarious! 

Who's That Kid . . .

With the Oreo cookie?

HELLO Oreos!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Saturday was haircut day - times 5.

I went with Brian and all of the boys (except Peter) to Sports Clips.

Ready to begin.

Jon is done.

Brian, Andrew and James in the hot seats.

Its tough getting your hair cut.

But it can also make you sleepy if it takes too long.

All done!

Treats for good boys.

The crew.

Stay tuned for more!

Monday, March 2, 2015


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Brian and I headed out for dinner last Friday night to Teppanyaki.

It's a Japanese hibachi and buffet.

Shrimp, dumplings and won ton.



Crispy fish



Fruit - pretty safe


Eel  sauce

It was pretty good and definitely interesting.  We had a fun dinner. 

Stay tuned for more!