Will Protect & Serve for Candy!!



Last year on Halloween Ethan decided that this year he wanted to be a police officer. He stuck to it all year & so we started looking at costumes in the beginning of September. After searching stores & the internet he decided he wanted to be a SWAT team police officer. Collin wanted to be a fireman, which was great because we already had a fireman costume Ethan had used for dress-up, so I only had to buy one costume this year.


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Keeping the streets safe!


Their “rescue vehicle”.

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Hope everyone had a safe & Happy Halloween!!


Reopening of our local LPA Chapter & meeting baby Liam!


This post is only a month over due! I'm playing “catch up” today! sorry for bombarding you all with so many posts in 1 day!

So, last month we spent the weekend in the Albany area for a fun weekend trying to reopen our local LPA chapter. The chapter pretty much fizzled away years ago as people got older & moved from the area. Now there seems to be a growing number of families.

Saturday we had a great meeting with alot of really great LP families. We all agreed we want to make this work! We took votes & appointed officers So now it’s official!

Sunday we had a boat cruise planned for everyone. Before heading to the boat we joined the Camenga’s for breakfast and got to meet sweet little Liam.

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Here all all of our local members that come out for the boat cruise.

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The kids all had so much fun together!!

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Grace was the band’s groupie!!! 



Such a great weekend! It was so nice to meet so many new people!! We are greatly looking forward to our next gathering!!!

Fun Fall Weekend



Saturday Pumpkin Picking

Saturday my friend Kelly & I decided to be brave & take all 4 of our kids to the pumpkin patch w/ out help! (EEK!)

The kids were all pretty good! They had so much fun looking for the perfect pumpkins! We got some pretty big pumpkins!

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Collin, Ethan, Alex & Maddie!

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My 2 lil studs!

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Maddie loved crawling through the pumpkins! 


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Sunday Apple Picking


Last year we started a new fun family tradition, heading to the orchard & going apple picking!!! 

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The boys love getting their own apples off the tree! 

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Ethan took this picture of Fred & I helping Collin pick a good one!

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Ethan kept making silly faces so these are the best pics of the three of us.

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My 3 men !!

Collin goes to school

Collin started his “school” two weeks ago. We call it school, but it’s actually just a 2 yr. old playgroup. Ethan also went to this same program at this age. It is just for an hour & 1/2 on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Just enough time for him to get to play with other kids & start to get used to being away from family members (since they have never gone to daycare).

Here’s my handsome lil monkey man posing before leaving the house.



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Heading down the hall to his classroom.



They have a great observation room at the school so parents can stay & watch what goes on. He did alright the first half of class, but the second half he cried & followed one of his teachers around. It was really hard not going in & comforting him but I know that would have made it harder to go next time.  The second & third days were a bit rough too. He cried on & off & clung to one of his teachers. But the fourth day he did great!! No crying! He played, drew pictures, ate some sncks & had fun! Hopefully the crying is over & he’s going to enjoy going from now on!