About Annette Heidmann

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I'm a homeschooling mom of four (two of whom have graduated) & wife to a very smart mathematician; I dabble in photography, blog a bit, paint in bright colors, and love being Catholic!

Posts by Annette Heidmann:

Thanksgiving at the Ranch – 2014 (Mega-Photo Post!)

Thanksgiving at the Ranch – 2014 (Mega-Photo Post!)

Even though we were down one member, the family trip to the ranch this Thanksgiving still required two vehicles. Hard to believe we used to take our little family of six and two dogs in one van…. crazy! But our minivan is much smaller indeed, and even with only eight of us and one dog, we would be(…)

Another Ball!

Another Ball!

One of the slightly frustrating aspects of having young adults in the household, is the fact that sometimes their social calendars conflict with family plans. That was true for Megan this Thanksgiving break. We had planned to zip up to the ranch on Friday for a little fun during holiday break time when both our(…)

Thanksgiving 2014!

Thanksgiving 2014!

Life flies by so quickly during the holiday season, it’s hard to keep up.  Last week’s celebrations included Mom’s 75th birthday, a family thanksgiving, a Victorian Christmas Ball, and a quick trip to the ranch to celebrate thanksgiving with our neighbors there. It has been many years since we had such a small group in(…)

Surprise Party!

Surprise Party!

Some parties are long expected, some parties are unexpected, and others are just kind of thrown together at the last minute.  Sunday we had one of the thrown-together-at-the-last-minute type — at least, for an occasion as momentous as my mother’s 75th birthday, I would call 2 days planning rather last-minute. Nonetheless, we managed to find(…)

Roses in November

Roses in November

This morning, the oldest girls were up early and out the door to get to the Diocesan Center by 8:30. They each needed another fingerprinting for work – Megan for her job at the Ss. Simon and Jude parish school, and Laurent for a new gig she’s just landed as cantor for weekly school masses at(…)

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 4

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 4

Saturday morning we woke almost as bright and almost as early, if not quite early enough for the sunrise.  Nonetheless, stepping out the door into crisp cold country air in the morning is a happy thing indeed for us desert valley dwellers.  We had told the Grands to come out and join us for breakfast around 8,(…)

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 3

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 3

Back at the ranch we had just a little time with the Grands before they headed into town to spend the night in a great deal more comfort at the newly remodeled Day’s Inn. Then it was time for – you guessed it: Hot Diggity Dogs and S’Mores!  So much fun for the kids, and(…)

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 2

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 2

We needed to do a little shopping for our weekend food and other necessities in town, so we headed on in around 8. While we were finding some deals (but mostly just really high prices) at Alco, Paul got a call from his parents saying they would be arriving in town about an hour earlier(…)

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 1

October at the Ranch 2014 — Part 1

Our annual Halloween weekend at the Ranch began with a largely uneventful drive north on Thursday evening, after Laurent and Megan finished work at the school.  We had everything packed and ready to go, and picked the girls up on our way out of town. The journey was marred only by my lack of night vision,(…)

There’s Nothing Like a Good Backup Plan

There’s Nothing Like a Good Backup Plan

With so many options at our disposal for things to do, places to go, and sights to see during Doug’s all-too-short visit, Paul and I wanted to make sure that they got to experience something uniquely “Phoenix” — so we decided that on Saturday we must take everyone out on an excursion to South Mountain Park. The idea(…)