Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Easter 2015

We were blessed with another beautiful sunny day for Easter this year.  We went to church and we sat with our neighbor and her boys.  The kids enjoyed sharing the pew with them.  We then headed over to their house for Easter Brunch.  It was a fun morning catching up with friends new and old and watching the kids have fun playing in the yard.  They even learned about Geocaching.

After brunch, we headed over to Grandpa and Grandma A's house for some more Easter Festivities.  The kids had more eggs to hunt and baskets to enjoy.  We had a wonderful meal of Ham with all the fixing.   We headed out for a walk after dinner to look for a Geocaching location near Grandma's house.  We had success and it was the first one we have found as a family.  Great day to find it.

We returned to Grandma's house and then had a mean game of Polish Poker.  Grandpa Al ended up winning the game but it was close.

It was a wonderful Easter Sunday.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful Family and Friends in our lives to share the time with.  We are so blessed for Jesus Christ has risen today....ALLELUIA!

Spring Break 2015 ~ Playa Del Carmen

This year The E Five headed to Mexico for some R & R for Spring Break.  We decided to stay in Playa Del Carmen and we had such a wonderful time.  Our accommodations were excellent and in a great location.  We enjoyed the warm weather, the awesome pool, great food, and even some adventure at the Xel-Ha park.

We even made some new family friends down there.  We enjoyed the pool and some meals with them and we hope that someday we could see them all again.

As we were planning our vacation and trying to pick a location, we were not sure how we would all do on a beach vacation.  We are happy to announce that we did very well.  It took us no time at all to get into relaxation mode and the kids really enjoyed hanging out by the pool and on the beach.  The girls decided to get their hair braided and I decided to enjoy a 70 minute massage while I waited.  It was very nice.
One of my favorite memories is when the girls were doing hand stands on the beach and we all got into trying it out.  I as you will see below did not do so great at it but we laughed and laughed.

Not sure where our adventures will lead us next year but we have no doubt that it will be exciting.  We are incredibly blessed to be able to share time as a family on vacation.  It really is a great time to bond and experience some traveling together.  Our kids ROCK at traveling and Jon and I could not be any more pleased.

We Have An All Star!

A few weeks ago, K was honored to play on an All Star Baseball team that was made up of some of the best players from five teams that were in our league this year.  He had a blast.  The even better part was that Jon was asked to help coach that team.  It was some fun baseball to watch and most of the games came down to a few runs and even some extra innings.

It was fun to be a part of such a special team.  K will always remember this as he gets older.  He had the chance to be on the field at the Saints Game the other night and is headed to the Twins game in a few days to walk the field and meet some players.

So proud of you K!  Keep up the good work.