The Lieslands

simply livin' it up

Christmas Decorating

We traditionally decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving and this year was no exception.

Thanksgiving Happenings

Thanksgiving Eve Walk
Turkey Trottin’
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Movie – Lucia and Rose’s first in the theater

Tree Lighting at Lutheran Church of Hope

For the past year or so we have been going to church at Lutheran Church of Hope. This evening we attending their tree lighting ceremony.

Nutcracker Dress Rehearsals

It was dress rehearsals tonight for the Nutcracker. Lucia nailed it, as usual.

Nutcracker Rehearsals

Lucia has been working hard preparing for this year’s Nutcracker performance. She has the roles of Lead Angel and Petal.

Liesl, Marin, and Lucia

Trick or Treating

Lemon Merengue (Elsie), Strawberry Shortcake (Lucia), Blueberry Pie (Rose)
We ran into some friends.

Pumpkins Were Carved

Dirty Dancing Live

Susan went to Dirty Dancing Live with her friends. I think they had a great time.

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Cross Country Banquet

Today we celebrated the end of another cross country season. Elliot had a good season and was derailed toward the end with a nagging injury. He’ll be a senior next year and we are excited for what that will bring.

Soccer Saturday

Rose’s soccer team. I am the coach.
Mari’s soccer team, before a President’s Cup match.
Mari’s friends came to watch her play.

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch

This afternoon we took our annual trip to Howell’s Pumpkin Patch with Lucia and Rose. We like to go on or around Lucia’s birthday, but we were a few days late this year. Here’s way too many photos!

Cool Swing
Feeding the goats
Bathtub Train
Jumping Pillow
Ride to the corn maze and pumpkin patch, with zinnias.

After Howell’s we had to hurry home to get to Rose’s soccer practice. With the sun setting so early, it is starting to get too dark to practice, so we had some fun with it.

Happy Birthday, Lucia!

This evening we had Lucia’s family birthday party. On Friday she has a sleepover with 8 friends.

Lucia loves dance, reading, talking, playing with friends, school (her teacher).

She enjoys soccer, church, and any art.

She doesn’t really like waking up early.