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Sunday, December 24, 2017

EIGHT is GREAT!

This sweet girl turned EIGHT and we spent the day doing everything that she loves.  If you're ever around Lexie you know that she loves swimming, burgers and fries so thats exactly how we spent our day. We braved the cold negative degree weather and went to the Roosevelt Swim Center so that she could swim to her hearts content.  She had a blast and so did the entire family.  It was honestly the perfect way to escape winter blues and to celebrate her special day.  Afterwards we hit up our favorite burger place for dinner and then it was home for cake and present. 



































FaceTime wishes from our family. 






Friday, December 08, 2017

28 CS Christmas Party

We had a great time celebrating the holidays with Eric's squadron.  
The food was delicious, the games were hilarious and the raffle prizes were plentiful.  
The booster club did a great job putting on such a fun party! 









Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Parade of Lights


Gracie's Girl Scout Troop entered a float into Rapid City's Parade of Lights which they worked on decorating for the past week.   We offered to use our trailer for their float, so the rest of the family got to sit in the truck and experience it from a different point of view.  We had an ABSOLUTELY perfect evening and it was all because it fit Lexie and Eli to a tee.  We didn't have to fight the crowds, weren't freezing and no sensory overload due to the noise or the people. They had fun playing on the float until it was time to go and then watched it all happen from a safe and comfortable spot.   It's always crazy how something so small can make a huge impact on our family while making it an enjoyable experience rather than a horrible one.












Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving in South Dakota

If anyone has ever thought that I should become a full time blogger, this post should really convince you that I'm an embarrassment to the blogging world.   These next 4 pictures are the only pictures that I took all of Thanksgiving weekend and they're not even the best quality.  It's slightly embarrassing, but I have a really good excuse.  I was just so busy creating memories with our neighbors and our kiddos that I didn't reach for my phone or camera as much as one should.  There were 8 adults and 14 kids and since the weather was absolutely gorgeous, we stayed outside all day which was very memorable, but not a well documented Thanksgiving. ;) 



The day before Thanksgiving meal.  We're awesome like that.  
It was really windy so the kids took refuge in our cramped garage.  


Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving Breakfast


Kid Table 


Grown- up Table 



Eli's First Thanksgiving Handprint
He was so tiny and new.