Yay Springtime!

So a lot has happened since my last post. That means that this post will be a photo dump. Enjoy. Springtime was good to us, although we got more snow during the spring than we did during the winter. We spent a lot of time outside. Then we got an ice storm. We went to…



Malky the 4 year old

Malky is finally 4! It seems like he’s been waiting so long for his birthday, so I’m glad we could make it fun for him. We went to the aquarium, since he loves ocean animals. We actually gave him the choice between Chuck E. Cheese or the aquarium, and he passed over Chuck E. Cheese,…



Clara is 2!

This little girl is seriously one of my favorite little people. She is a ton of work, but she is also a ton of fun. She loves: ice, chocolate, popsicles, babies, owls, soft blankets, Paw Patrol, fruit, tickles, snuggles, baths, singing, jumping, books, and playing in the bathroom. She seriously spends about 25% of the…



2017

We started 2017 off nice and easy (except for the plane trip home. Yikes!). The worst part was saying goodbye to my parents, who left for an 18 month mission to Amman, Jordan. We miss them, but they are doing so much good! They are working to teach English, help immigrants, and start a Pathways…



A Wisconsin Christmas

Fact: December is all about Christmas. Also fact: Christmas is awesome. We got a couple weeks to do our own Christmas thing, and then we had a 2 1/2 week stay in Wisconsin. Basically, it was awesome. (Unlike my pictures, which are mostly crappy.) We got together with some of my family to do our…



Turkey Day

November, like pretty much anything past yesterday, is a blur to me. I do remember Clara having a massive naughty burst. Within the first couple days of November, she figured out that she could reach all the light switches, the ice maker on the fridge, open the fridge door, and open the oven doors. And…



Halloween Time

Since I’m back to playing catch-up, this will be all of October. At least what I remember of it. I think the weather was nice, mostly because we spent a lot of time outside. It was an exciting month for Clara. Not only did she say her first sentence (dum bum car), she also got…



Back To School

I guess this back to school post incorporates everything that happened in September. Ellie started 1st grade, and she was a little bit nervous. Her school does kindergarten and 1st grade on one campus, and then 2nd through 5th grade is across the road. So pretty much she’s one of the big kids on campus….



Rollins Family Reunion!

Our last family reunion was in 2014. We all went out to Utah and went camping. There were 27 of us (with 2 on the way). This year we all ended up in Virginia so we could go to a huge indoor waterpark. There were 31 of us (with 2 on the way). Everyone arrived…



Ellie turns 6!

Ellie’s birthday was a big hit (for her) this year. Right before her birthday Michael and Summer came for the family reunion (more about that later) and so they got to be there for the party. In fact, we were only missing Jenny and Jaymie+family. So we did the usual things to celebrate. We went…