Wade has his end of year preschool program a few weeks ago.  He got to stand up on the stage and sing songs with his friends.  He even had a part to say into the microphone (which he is not scared of in the least).  He did a great job and we are so proud of all he has learned this year.  DSC01590_edited-1

baby animals

Last Saturday we headed out to a local baby animal festival.  We got to pet the goats,DSC01574_edited-1 
and Wade rode a horse.
Sam was enamored with the baby ducks.  He would have stayed there all day if we'd let him.
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I think Phil liked the bunnies the best.  He was a good sport to come with us.

At a loss...

This week tragedy stuck our family.  The sweet wife of Phil's cousin passed away after giving birth to their third child.  She contracted a Strep A toxic shock infection, and after a hard battle she succumbed to it. 

You can read more about the story here. It has truly broken our hearts, but at the same time we are so thankful to know that we call all be together again someday. 

Kurt, Phil's cousin is left behind to raise 3 small children on his own.  He also has a mountain of medical and funeral bills to pay.   His family has set up a donation fund for him at  If you feel you can help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks to all...