Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Less than 3 weeks after we discovered I have Celiac Disease, we learned today that Riley has it too.  While it is a total bummer, I am glad that we were able to catch it early for her.  We had all three kids tested for the gluten antibody and only Riley came up positive (the boys will be retested every year) and then the follow up endoscopy confirmed the diagnosis.  Riley was very nervous for the procedure but she did great!  She celebrated one final gluten filled day with donuts, cupcakes and chicken fingers from her favorite restaurant. Mother and daughter are on this gluten free journey together - we can do this! 

Ri and Olivia out to dinner - Liv gave her that headband, so sweet!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Baby it's cold outside!

It is a cold start to the new year, but that doesn't keep the Iyer kids indoors.  Riley had a soccer tournament outside this weekend, which was kicked off by a game at 8:30 Friday night with the temperature in the 20's!  While Riley was off playing soccer, the crazy boys enjoyed time running between the hot tub and dipping their toes in the partially frozen lake.  Brrrr!

Warming up before the warm up.

Huddled in our car between games

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We were so excited the Ludlows were here from California to continue our tradition of spending NYE in with the kids.  We have only missed two years together in the last 11 years.

Grace & Riley, Cameron & Ben, Nate & Matt

Epic game of pictionary

Friday, December 30, 2016

California cousins trip!

We took our annual trip to California to see the Kieffer cousins (Sadie in Calabasas and Cameron, Colin and Kieran visiting from New York City).  We had a great time hanging out, exploring the beach and going to a children's museum. Ben also got to take a fun day trip to San Diego with Gramps and Uncle Andy to watch a basketball tournament and see a WSU football game.  A great time was had by all!

Listening to Auntie Val's records
The two youngest Kieffer grandkids - Meg and Kieran
Leyah, Riley, Sadie
Ben, Kieran, Cameron, Colin

Ben, Colin, Nate, Riley, Cameron
Sadie, Kieran

The Kieffer kids - Andy, Joey, Meg

Grand girls and grand boys

The middles

the godfather

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Christmas Eve Mass
New Christmas pajamas

And a few pictures from earlier in the week. The kids and I are so happy to be on Winter break!

Our dear friends hosted a Santa party - so much fun!
Volunteering at Riley's class holiday party

Snowflake Lane with the Rose family!
With a break from school and soccer, we are enjoying some much needed quiet time at home. (Did I say quiet-haha, yeah right!)