Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Pickle Ball, Hiking and More Family


Nothing like spending a weekend away with big kids!
We played "Pickle Ball" for the first time
and LOVED it!


At one point we were even beating these two!
Okay, it didn't last long
but it was a moment of glory!


Another new passion of ours,
is hiking!
We knew we loved walking but 
wow, hiking is even better and feels great!


Johnny took us on some great hikes
in southern MN!


It was picturesque!


And adventurous,
because we had no idea where we were going 
and when we'd be done!


Lovely views!


And a gorgeous day!


Fall/ Autumn is my favorite season!


While Abby worked, we hiked with Johnny!


Found another hiker,
that took a few scenic pics of us!


xoxoxoxoxo


Thankful for this time together!


A proud Momma and her son!


Enjoying a beverage at a local brewery!


My fav "Miss Sippi"!
Two thumbs up!

I know... why would I post two almost identical pics?
Because my baby boy is in it and 
I couldn't decide which one I liked better...


Off to a womens soccer game,
where Abby is the trainer for the team!
(We won and my friend's daughter played in the game!)


Day 2 of hiking!


Was even better than day 1!


We saw many deer with large racks!


It was so impressive!


This was a more difficult hike!
We only spent about 30 hours together but
every minute was treasured!


Our driveway back home!


Our beautiful fall walks!


The front yard!
The chairs are off of the grass for mowing.


The conference or sections(?) cross country meet!


Sammy ran JV most of the season!


Melissa ran Varsity.




This dude is Owen. He got 4th in the state!
He runs like the energizer bunny!
Just keeps going!


JV with a bundle of our gals in the mix!
(Jenny, Ava, Madeline, Anna, Abby)


Go Anna!


Go Abby!


The many faces of Abby!
And in the reflection are the rest of us,
chatting away!


We have 7 kids in Baker Nature classes this fall!


Including 3 in the High School class!


Anna, Ben and Sam!
Grace, Mary, Luke and Jake are also taking nature classes!


A girl's gotta "doo" what a girl's gotta do...



Blondes have more fun!
At least this one does when she is blonder!


Fall FUN with family!
It's been ages since we saw this group!
WHAT A BLESSING the evening was!


The two little guys love our crew
and it makes it even more of a blessing!


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