MEET – OSA

After almost 10 years of begging…yes TEN years…Sophia finally got her wish! A PUPPY!! Sophia did the legwork finding our puppy. She hunted in books and online for the right kind of dog for our family and then found the breeder we ended up getting her from...

THREE school kids!

I can’t believe we have THREE kids heading to school this year. Sure takes a lot of bread to keep their lunch boxes full each week!! We lucked out with teachers again this year – although – it seems really any of the teachers at their school this...

Almost Summer

IMG_9757.jpg, originally uploaded by The Bywaters. Almost Summer days are the best! A few weeks ago we found this hammock and since then all of us have been enjoying being lazy and soaking in the rays. After school one day the kids were super hot so we turned on the...

Grandy visits

IMG_7636.jpg, originally uploaded by The Bywaters. We love when Grandy visits! She came over to play games and have dinner. The kids showed her how to play kids sequence and Isabel showed off her little babies. Everyone was smiling when Grandy gave each of them Grandy...

2012 Father’s & Son’s Campout

IMG_9785.jpg, originally uploaded by The Bywaters. We had another SUPER fun Father’s & Son’s Campout this year at the Patapsco Valley State. Really great spot for a campout. Open fields to setup camp with fire pits/tables and plenty of room to play...

NEVER EVER EVER plant BAMBOO!!!

Robyn and I have both sworn – that when we search for a new house one day – if it has ANY bamboo…..we will not EVEN go inside. ¬†We’ve rented an excavator to dig all the way down along the edge of the property to try to block it from coming...