Children's Service

The boys performed at the church Children's Service. William and Charles were shepherds. Robert was in the choir.

St. Thomas Christmas

Anthony's college holiday performance at Orchestra Hall.

Christmas at Watrburg

Josephene's college holiday performance. We drove through a blizzard to see this one.

Reptile Expo

We had fun visiting the Reptile Expo. Lots of snakes and lizards and turtles and frogs and other animals daddy said we couldn't have. 


Robert on viola with All district orchestra.

Happy Holidays and a Very Merry New Year to You & Yours.

It’s time for our not so annual Christmas letter. This has been an interesting year at our home. No one ended up with stitches, but Charles did get a black eye playing dodgeball, twice.  In February, Teddy leaped (or was shoved) into adulting. She is busy most days working at the Walking Company and shares an apartment with friends. Anthony went on a spring tour of Mexico with the St. Thomas orchestra. He is 3rd chair viola. This winter he will be taking a class in Italy. Josephene graduated from high school in the spring and started at Wartburg College this past fall as a History major. If you are doing the math, that leaves me (Anna) home with three smaller dudes and one adult child (Andrew). It’s “fun” here! Moving on… William and Charles started middle school. They both joined different clubs and activities and are enjoying the freedoms of being a middle schooler. They are not however enjoying the new wake up time of 6:30 am. Robert is in All District Orchestra this year. He plays the viola just like his big brother and gets to sleep in until 8:00 am. (Not a middle schooler.) In November we added new puppy named El Gato to our family. He is small, and cute, and chirps like the birds. 

We hope you have a Peaceful Christmas Holiday and the Most Fabulous New Year. Cheers to an interesting 2019 and beyond.

With Love,                                                                                                                                Andrew, Anna, Anthony, Josephene, William, Charles, Robert, & Teddy too…

Our new puppy

Meet El Gato. He's not really a cat, he's our new 5 month old chihuahua puppy. 

Choo Choo Bobs

Charles was excited to visit the store and what looks like the set of one of his favorite shows.