Middle & High

Here is our middle school kiddo! Only for the photo shoot is he jumping for joy.  In reality, he would have preferred another few weeks (or months) of summer.  In all honesty, I would have preferred that too.   We drove Mason off to St. John and then returned home for our high schooler. Signature High […]


Get on the Bus

Forget shopping for school supplies or back to school haircuts.  The first day of school tomorrow means it’s time to bake school bus cookies.  Here’s to a great 2017-2018. For a look at the school bus photos from the past, click here. 


Brotherly Love

Mason woke up with morning with the grand plan to make his brother a special pancake breakfast. I believe he found his inspiration from DanCakes after seeing an video on Snapchat.  I stepped out of his way and let him have at it. Pancake number one was supposed to be for Walker but I had […]


Wrapping Up Lodge week

Today marks the end of the summer camp season for Ondessonk campers and the goodbyes took much longer than usual.  Both of the boys wanted to linger and get their last camp fixes. Mason played as many rounds of gaga as he could and Walker disappeared to say goodbye to all the staff and campers […]


Oh, Deere!

Living in Southwestern Indiana, surrounded by corn and soybean fields, we see our share of heavy farming equipment.  Maybe for that reason or maybe just for the sake of curiosity and learning, Bill has wanted to tour the John Deere plant.  Since we were already in the northern part of the State of Illinois, we […]


With the Mice Away…

We did play! Sunday after we got home, we had a garage purge session.  We tossed out two barrels full of junk and put aside two two bikes the boys had outgrown.  Bill helped me list them on Letgo but we agreed that if they didn’t sell by Tuesday, we would donate them to a […]


Lodge Week

Today starts the last session of camp for the summer.  The boys were both so excited to get there that even though we were up super late with sashes, we were out the door by seven in the morning.  We stopped for Starbucks and McDonalds breakfast and we still managed to arrive first at the […]


Oh, Sash!

Mason and Walker are both proud Camp Ondessonk Lodge members.  Recently, they reminded me that there is such a thing as a lodge arrowhead.  To earn this arrowhead, the boys each need to attend a lodge reunion weekend, do a few service projects at camp and make 40 lodge sashes.  Mason wanted to make his […]


Picking up the California Kiddo

  Today was finally the day that Walker was due to return from California.  Mason was invited to a sleep over party tonight so that meant Bill and I headed to St. Louis alone to pick up our California kid. We decided to make a full day of it and we headed out early.  In […]


4-H Week 2017

This week was the Warrick County 4-H Fair.  Mason completed a Division II Electric Project to build a shakelight.  He and Bill worked together to complete the activities in the handbook and then soldered the pieces to make the light.  Good solder is the key to a good project. They also made a display board. […]