Dave concert

For six months now, we've been planning this trip with Brad and Katie. It was perfect! We headed to Chicago on Saturday at 1:00, checked into the hotel, made a stop at IKEA (Rob and my first... we made it out with only purchasing a pack of disposable straws!), ate dinner at BW3's and headed to the concert. Sunday we went to Cabela's (my first experience there) and headed home. It was honestly very nice to get away for a night and relax, especially after being home a lot last week while Rob was in Utah and Wyoming. Brad and Katie, thanks for a fantastic weekend!

Holland - 19th Best Place to Retire by CNNMoney.com!

I've always liked Holland, but this is crazy! Check it out here!

First day of school

I feel like a whole new world has started for us. Madisyn has been waiting for school to start ever since she left her old "school," a.k.a. daycare. She absolutely loves it! Not only do I love that she's enjoying it so much, but I love that I get a few hours every week to have one-on-one time with LD. He is such an angel when he gets time alone with Rob or I (which is not necessarily his typical demeanor) :) Yet, it's so hard to believe that our little baby is old enough for real school!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)