Saturday, June 25, 2022

Family Reunion

We played at streams.

Grandma Ball, Aunt Kathie, and Joy making salsa.

Joy loved her queen sized bunk bed at the cabin.

Joy loved the swimming pool.

We spent five days in the Smoky Mountains for a family reunion.
We stayed in a large cabin and enjoyed being with our family. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

DSL Carnival

We enjoyed a fun afternoon with the Turner Circus and Down Syndrome of Louisville.


It’s been 15 years!! So hard to believe!
Joy likes to talk about Baby Joy and Mommy and Daddy. This morning Joy pulled out her memory bucket and we looked through her baby memories 

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Playing in the Creek and at the lot


Finished up Joys birthday with a piñata.  She loved it!!

Monday, May 30, 2022

More Birthday Fun

Sister Sammi and BIL Jared took Joy out shopping and to lunch!

Playing a game with her family.

So excited for her cake!!

Birthday Presents

Birthday Fun

Joy likes to wear this Birthday Girl pin on her birthday every year!

Flowers and balloons are a tradition for birthdays!!

(and she loves donuts!)

Birthday Dinner

Joy wanted Fries!!

Happy birthday, sweet girl!!

Friday, May 27, 2022


A new mural was painted nearby.   It was featured on HGTV.

Visits from Family

Lots of love around here

Last Day of School

Joy LOVES to just stay home! She doesn’t
Like to get up early in the morning.  So she is SO excited for summer!!!

Joy and her teacher

Saturday, May 21, 2022


Joy loves to eat green apples and strawberries.
Today she harvested strawberries from the garden.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Election Day - no school

Election day means no school!  That makes Joy VERY happy!
We went out for her 2nd favorite meal - Pepperoni pizza, Pepsi, and ice cream from Costco.

So fun selfies with sister

Monday, May 16, 2022


This girl LOVES playing Minecraft!!

While visiting her sister and brother-in-law, Joy made a Minecraft video.

Friends Birthday Party

Friday, May 06, 2022

Our new lot

We have bought 1.25 acres.  We are in the process of buying another 1.25 acres.  On this 2.5 acres, we are building a special house designed just for our family.  It is taking forever to make it happen - and the superintendent said it'll probably be another year before it's done.   But we are excited!!

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Pinewood Derby Race

The day came to race our Pinewood Derby cars!!  Joy had a blast!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Making our derby cars

At church there are youth activities every Thursday.  We choose not to attend all of them - just the ones the girls will enjoy.  

The youth made pinewood derby cars.  Joy wanted to decorate hers with PJ Masks characters, Catboy, Gecko, and Owlette.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Welcome to McDonald’s

Ready to make some french fries

Girl has a great imagination!  She set up her own McDonald's.