Saturday, February 21, 2015

Basketball !



Isaac has really been having fun with the basketball hoop!
He tirelessly practices shooting hoops.......and he is amazingly good at it!

He asked me to take pictures of him, so I gladly complied -
then.....Joe, David, and Joshua all started to get in on the game!





















We all enjoyed a much-needed restful day and beautiful weather!

And to end the day with much excitement (and tears) Isaac lost another front tooth!
Here's hoping the tooth fairy *remembers* to come visit tonight.

A banner day for sure!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Lovely Day in February!



The boys and I were off to a good start this morning,  Chores done, homeschooling in progress........
when Rachel called and wanted to know if we wanted to come visit and have a picnic at the park!
She and David both had the day off and were looking for some company.

So, of course we went!

The day was beautiful!  Sunny skies and a light breeze - perfect!














A wonderful day!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snowboarding at Zugspitze!

Well, lest you think that Joe and I have taken off on a WILD and CRAZY adventure....

this post is an update on Jonathan!

He and his buddy, Jeff, who is also from Arizona by the way, went
 off to Zugspitze, the highest point in Germany. 

 According to Wikipedia, "the Zugspitze, at 2,962 m above sea level,
 is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany."

That's 9,717.8 feet above sea level.











Beautiful pictures of the Alps!







Unfortunately, their trip was cut short with Jeff breaking his collar bone!  They wanted to get back to the Army base to be seen by the doctors there.  Jonathan said Jeff is bandaged up with an "X" strap!

Poor guy.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

They're Back.........



Yes, once again, the lovely field across the street from us is filled with bleating sheep!  This happened last year about this time, and it is so fun to watch them run and hear their 
noises when we are outside.



The minute they spot us, they go running so it's hard to get a decent close-up shot.

I feel so blessed to have this gorgeous view out my living room windows!  It is
so peaceful and brings contentment to my soul.



Time to bring out the movie, "Babe".



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Five Years Ago Today!

February 1, 2010

An Xin Ming 
became
Isaac Christian Krause

Five years!  What a joy it has been to be this little boy's mama!







The love of a family makes all the difference in the world!