"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118:24

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July!

I know I can't really complain too much about Michigan weather, since for the most part it suits me just right, but it has been pretty miserable hot for a looooonnnngggggg stretch, I'm talking mid 90's and what feels like 100% humidity, SO, I am perfectly happy thinking about Christmas and yes, SNOW, in July!

If you want to think about your Christmas plans, please come back this weekend to find out how you can be the winner of a 6 day, 5 night stay at Mountain Run at Boyne, right on Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, Michigan!  And you can take your entire family and then some, up to TEN people!

And, I'll try to catch up our activities, lets see after spring break, Big J did Little Learners Soccer (those pics are on my phone) and then she did t-ball - yep, fighting the boy for the ball, she got it - and yep, in her skirt, HA!

Easter, right?  They had to find about 6 eggs, each which contained a clue to find the next egg which led to the baskets - fun!
Then Mother's day
Then graduation open houses:
Including their cousins graduating from high school:
and their cousin graduating from college - sorry she didn't make the picture here but is in the family reunion pics at the end!
For Big J, kindergarten visit day which resulted in these:
Big J attended her first birthday parties for two of her best friends, this is "E"
The first fourth of July for them both - not a bit sleepy!
We surprised Grandma and Aunt June at coffee on their birthday
And when it has been hot.......
A few days at the lake with Tim's sister and kids
And just last weekend, my family reunion (dad's side).  One of my 3 brothers was there, small attendance this year but fun nonetheless!

(we'll call this one above for Father's day too!)

and then just two silly, sweet, funny girls:

We are so blessed!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

200 +

So that is how many pictures I just downloaded off my camera since April, see, we have been busy!  I won't bore you with all of them, but here are a couple from our day at Lake Michigan.  It was a camping weekend (we just went for a day trip) and there were over 80 families from right here in Michigan who have a child(ren) from Ethiopia!  Very fun! 

Remember, AFTER a day of sun and sand  :-)  

Aren't they the cutest?  Just saying.....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I heart you

Wow, so it's been a while!  Spring break came and went and now here it is the middle of July!  Don't even know if I can catch this blog up for the past 3.5 months that I've missed - and I won't try tonight, but this is worthy of staying up too late!

Yesterday, Little J and I came home from a fun day at the lake with her big sis and cousins.  It was just the two of us when we got home and she had a snack and then I got her in her jammies.  I stood her up on her changing table/dresser and she leaned over, put her head on my shoulder, her arms around me and said, "I love you"!!  At 21 months, her first unprompted and very real I LOVE YOU!  Melt my heart and bring tears to my eyes!  She even told me a couple more times before bed!  So, that is the most current news.  Enjoy some pics of her and Big J at their cousins graduation open house, so appropriately dressed for this post!

I'll be back soon with more pics and some BIG news - think Christmas in July.....