Posted in July 2012


Our sweet girlfriend turned six over the weekend, and we helped celebrate her yesterday afternoon!  Cole wrote her a love note as part of the gift, and cut out special hearts just for her!  I just had to take a picture because I knew he’d want to see it when he’s a teenager!  I am … Continue reading

Soakin’ It Up

It’s time to soak it up!  School begins 2 weeks from tomorrow!  This is a big year for us.  I guess every year is big, though, right?  Cole starts first grade and Max starts preschool.  So between now and then, we’re making the most of lazy mornings, eating a lot of popsicles, watching the Olympics … Continue reading

Lake Weekend

We spent last weekend at a beautiful lake in Kentucky with two other families from our small group.  We have been so grateful for our small group over this past year!  It was wonderful, especially because we wore bathing suits all day every day and got to hang out with very fun friends.  We stopped … Continue reading

Dog Days O’Summer

It’s really hot here.  Blazing!  Our garden needs lots of extra water.  We’ve been picking blackberries and green beans every couple of days, and we’re eagerly awaiting tomatoes.  I just love a home-grown summer tomato!  Mmmm.   While outside we’ve played a lot with water, and even on a rainy day last weekend we kept … Continue reading


We just returned home from a fantastic 4th of July week in Northern Michigan.   We did all the typical things…caught minnows, swam, water skied and tubed, ate donuts, and watched fireworks.  But we also did some new fun things, too.  I took along some face paint and beads for the 4th.  My parents took … Continue reading