Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend 2009

This weekend we tackled the cabin. We stayed in the camper. On Friday night, Jake finally went to sleep at 11 p.m. He decided to get up at 4 a.m. That's enough sleep for a toddler, right? Allergies and/or cold set in for the both of us also. Thankfully Saturday night went better! Still not enough sleep for Jake but we made it. All of the packing, unpacking, laundry, and lack of sleep really is worth it though, I think.

One highlight was Jake watching us fish. He was very excited to see us catch some, even if they were little. For once, I think we were just as excited to catch the little ones. He liked to lift the live well and see us throw them in.

So, today we're trying to catch up on sleep and I'm trying to fight this cold. I'm always skeptical of taking meds while being pregnant but last night I gave in and took 2 Tylenol Cold P.M. It was awesome, I slept until 9 a.m. Thanks to my husband!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Aunt Kate

On Saturday we celebrated Aunt Kate's 30th birthday at New Holland. Fun times! I especially enjoyed the birthday cake from Marcia's Bakery. Scott still swears it was like the best twinkie he's ever eaten, and he loves twinkies. I personally don't love twinkies but this cake was delish! Another highlight was the fun cards Kate received. Most of them played humorous songs. Ryan especially enjoyed them.

We hope your 30th was a memoroble one Kate. We love you and appreciate you in our lives. Jake wishes he could've celebrated but he chose to have a babysitter instead - ahem.

Monday, May 11, 2009

River Bank 2009

This is part of our group that represented YFC on Saturday at the annual River Bank Run in downtown Grand Rapids. This event hosted over 17,500 participants. It's so much fun to be a part of such a huge event. I'm especially proud of Scott who ran the 10K. His time was 54 minutes. Way to go!

Another highlight was the mother/daughter team...Kate and Carol! Mom, wanna do the 25K next year?

Our group may not have been huge but in the end we hope to have raised about $3000 in pledge money for the ministries of Youth for Christ.

Thanks everyone who participated and supported this event. There are 4 people missing from the picture. We are proud of you too (Sharon, Kelly, Joan, and Dann)!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tulip Time 2009

Jake only picked one tulip, but not the one in the picture. So this really isn't evidence! He loved running around with only his socks on. I showed him how to smell tulips and he kept doing it over and over. My favorite was this lady who was trying to get a picture of him doing it with her disposable camera. Not sure how many she wasted because he was on the move. Scott and I took tons of pictures tonight also.

Looking forward to possibly going taking him to the parade tomorrow. I promised some of my middle school girls that I'd come watch them, hopefully Jake wants to watch also.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Celebrated the big day by heading downtown with Scott and Jake. Very relaxing. Scott took me to The Piper on Friday night followed by Coldstone ice cream. My favorite part of my birthday was my gifts from Scott. Along with a book and gift card (only to be used on a girl's night) he made me coupons good for "one day of guilt free shopping with the girls" and "one morning of sleeping in uninterrupted" - good for anytime! I love creative gifts.

Thank you Kate for bringing in treats for the staff today in honor of my day! Love the flowers too. They are on my deck looking perfect.

My phone was on meltdown today with calls, texts, and emails. Aunt Vicki was the first to call with her traditional happy birthday singing serenade.

Thanks everyone for making my day special!