Wednesday, July 04, 2018

4th festivities



D was working and missed out on the fun





A fun night celebrating freedom with friends! The fireworks were right in our town, but traffic was bad getting home. When we got home E was so tired and asked me if this was the latest he's ever stayed up in his life! Both boys were definitely tired, but it was definitely worth it! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mackinac Island

 1st time up as a family in Papa Don's plane!
 These boys trust their pilot.


 Our taxi ride downtown
 lunch with a view


 SO MANY amazing flowers all over the island! 


 My favorite part of the day; listening to the waves and tossing in rocks with the boys!


 Home just before the sun disappeared

After 3 1/2 years in MI we finally made a trip up north!  As an extra fun bonus we had the privilege of having D fly us directly to the island in his Dad's plane. We had perfect weather for exploring and decided to rent some bikes to get around. Biking and catching horse taxis are the only way to get around this island! It was a beautiful day checking out this charming island and making fun memories together.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sweet time with friends




 School's out for summer! We did get in some homemade strawberry ice cream with these to really kick off summer break!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kindergarten Graduation

 E and his teacher! 
She was certainly an answer to prayer and the most amazing teacher for E and all of his classmates.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know her and all of E's classmates as I helped out in the classroom this year. Such a kind and patient teacher and such sweet and funny kids! 

 One last time together in the classroom!

 E receiving his diploma




"The days are long and the years are short" is a popular quote I heard, thought about, and truly experienced in the "little years" with my boys. Now somehow here I am seeing my youngest wrap up his kindergarten year! Well, it's true, the years are short. Here I am, definitely out of the little years, and although that makes me sad because I loved the little years with my boys SO MUCH, it also is super exciting to see so much growth, maturity, personality, and independence explode out of little E. He is wrapping up this school year so much taller, confident, smarter, and social than 12 month ago! I'm so proud of all of his accomplishments, but mostly just proud of who God created E to be. I'm so blessed to be his Mom and I'm so looking forward to continuing to point him to his creator and helping him discover the wonderful plans and purposes that God has for him in the future. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Upland Hills Farm








 What could be better than a fun day on the farm?! I enjoyed tagging along on E's field trip and seeing some cute animals and capturing some fun memories. E said this was his favorite day of the whole school year! 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cedar Point








 C and Jodi in the back two rows


 Aunt Jodi made a special visit to go to Cedar Point in OH with us. We had SO MUCH FUN!! We hit up the brand new coaster Steel Vengeance and all loved it. C was the lucky one who got to ride it 3 times thanks to the family swap and extra opportunity to ride. C was also able to ride the Top Thrill Dragster for the 1st time and go with Aunt Jodi on one of his favorites the Millenium Force. That boy is a coaster junkie and so brave!! E had a fun day too hanging out in camp snoopy and riding his rollar coasters. Except for the 1 hour wait for Steel Vengeance, all other lines were pretty much only around 15 minutes so that was FANTASTIC and we got a TON of rides in! We spent the night in one of the cabins but did not do our planned day two the next day since the weather was terrible. Our awesome day 1 made it bearable to miss out on day two though. We were so glad we had this fun time with Jodi!

Monday, May 14, 2018

1st Tiger's Game





 After 3 years in MI we finally made it to our first Tiger's game! We had a fun time with friends enjoying the sights and sounds of Comerica Park. We were super excited that the Tigers got a win too!