Thursday, March 08, 2018


Lucas received his second stripe on his white belt. I think he was more excited having dad there than the stripe. He kept looking over to make sure dad was watching.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Karate Kid

Kung Fu

Lucas has joined the local Martial Arts Academy. He was so excited to learn karate and has been excited about it since the beginning. He has been fun to watch. His awkwardness has turned into skill which will keep building with ever class. I love that they teach kids to stand up for themselves, but they also teach that they should so respect to others and that fighting and bullying is not the way to become a good and wise person. 

1st Day

Learning to fall correctly on the first day.

Lucas won the wrestling exercise. His teacher even thought he should come to the other class.
He sees talent in this kid.

            Here his getting his stripe. He was more than excited to show off his new stripe.
Earning his first stripe on his white belt.

Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas!
We had a wonderful Christmas this year. What was the best was seeing Lucas. His anticipation was over the charts. He wanted to track Santa every minute and he was so excited to read the scriptures from our advent calendar each day as we prepared ourselves for the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas eve we spent together as a family and watched the nativity and some productions of the Christmas concerts that the Mormon Tabernacle puts on every year. It was the perfect way to spend the evening. I told Luke that Santa would not come unless he was asleep in bed, so at 630 he came up missing. We found him in bed and we just laughed. We told him he could stay up because Santa wouldn't be here until later. But he was super excited when we told him that Santa was spotted by our house. Santa and one of his elves came to our door and gave him some chocolate. It was fun to watch. As the evening continued we watch Christmas programs and enjoyed our time together. Finally at 11 we told Lucas he had to go to bed and Santa called to tell him that he was on his way and that he needed to go to sleep. We did our nightly ritual and usually within 5 minutes he is a sleep but not this night. He took a while to doze off. The anticipation was killing him.
Santa came and Luke was up around 7:30 perfect time. We watched as he saw and went through what Santa brought but waited for Grandma Betty and Grandpa Darwin to come before we proceeded under the tree. 





Thursday, December 07, 2017

Christmas Photos 2017

Merry Christmas 2017
Took Lucas to get his pictures taken. I was so excited when I found out that they would have the same Santa Clause from the pictures that were taken several years before. I love how they turned out and Lucas was excited to take the pictures. They will be used for Christmas cards and gifts to the grandparents. Boring gift but one that will be fun to have for a long time.'

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kindergarten 2017

He is officially a kindergartener. We could have put him in school next year since he is the youngest in his class, but this morning as I watched him walk into class, I knew he was ready.  This momma is so proud of this young man and the person he is turning into.