Summer Is Already Here


Suns Out, Buns Out

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20. However, for some one not paying attention to the calendar, Memorial Day weekend serves as a great reminder summer is just around the corner. A couple weeks ago we spent three days camping at Santa Fe Lake. A local, hidden gem, just an hour away from where we live.

This was Finley’s first overnight camping experience. So Jess and I went into this with an open mind and excited to see how she reacted to it. Of course we couldn’t leave home without a couple stuffed animals and a princess blanket for her to have in the tent.  Overall, it was a huge success! We spent time fishing, swimming, grilling, and Finley’s favorite part of making s’mores around the campfire.


Recently we took the plunge of revamping the look of our kitchen. Turning the rough looking oak cabinets into a lighter, whiter, masterpiece. Initially we took all the doors off and cleaned any residue that might of collected on them over the past few years since we bought the house. Next we let the sanding commence. Making sure to sand all sides, grooves and corners of each door. Doing so to not only smooth the surface but help create a foundation for the paint to settle into.

The biggest hurdle of the project was patience on behalf of the DIY’ers 🙂  It was paint one side of the doors, let them dry. Paint a coat on the cabinets in the house. Paint the other side of the doors. Rest and Repeat. Once we had a couple coats on everything, it was obvious the makeover was going to be a huge change to our kitchen. We also make sure to get some new hardware for the cabinet doors. Make sure to check back here for more updates and pictures to come of the new kitchen!

Striving To Become Better

Basketball is officially in the off-season this time of year. This doesn’t mean that kids are not playing to make themselves and teammates better. AAU, MAYB and other league tournaments are in full swing all across the state and country.  It’s exciting to see kids working hard to improve their skills. The student athletes are not the only ones working hard over the summer to make themselves better. This past weekend, as a high school basketball referee, I joined over a hundred other officials for a KSHSAA basketball officials camp. Here we worked with other veteran officials to help make ourselves better as we officiate games. Are officials perfect and get every single call correct? No that is not going to happen. We do take our jobs as officials seriously though. Working hard in the off-season to make ourselves better, one whistle and one game at a time.



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