Blake’s Baptism

January 23, 2016 in Baptisms, Blake, Cards and Invitations - 1 Comment

Amidst all of the birthday and holiday celebrations in December, we were busy preparing for another special event. In our church, we wait until children are eight so they can make their own decision to be baptized. By the time they’re eight they have a pretty good gage of their…

Ringing in the New

January 22, 2016 in Beach, New Year's Eve - No Comments

We stayed in and ordered Thai food on New Year’s Eve so we could watch the big Michigan State playoff game for the national championship. Unfortunately the game didn’t play out so well, but we sure had fun cheering on our Spartans this season. The best part about living on…


We spent a few days down the coast in Carlsbad in between Christmas and New Years. The main reason for the quick getaway was to spend a day at Legoland. We told Nash when he turned five that he could earn a big prize if he stopped sucking his thumb….

Christmas Round Two

January 18, 2016 in Christmas, Tanner Family - 1 Comment

Our trip to the desert was short; we turned around two days after Christmas to head back home. Troy’s family stayed at our house while we were gone, so as soon as we arrived, we prepared for Christmas round two. Troy gave me a hard time about putting up the…

Christmas Eve

January 11, 2016 in Arizona, Christmas, Traditions, Vacations - 1 Comment

I think, in my book, Christmas Eve ranks above Christmas. I love that anticipation and excitement are at their peak and there is nothing but love all around. The boys grew impatient waiting for the grown ups to clean up Christmas Eve dinner. They settled into a game by the…

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