Saturday, June 18, 2011

Camp Week

This week, 19 West Ottawa students are out at Camp Geneva.  These students are all connected to my YFC ministry in the middle schools.  They are having so much fun.  My personal favorite night is Talent Night.  This year's highlights included a performance from one of Kate's Zeeland campers, singing Micheal Jackson's "Make a change".

A special Thank You to all of my friends and family who support this ministry and make this life-changing week possible!

I cannot leave out that the real reason for camp is to give these kids the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Matching Jams

Tubes in, adenoids out

Fun and games at first.

Party in the crib!

Drugs are settling in...

Post-surgery...poor buddy.
Caleb had tubes in and his adenoids removed last week.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that this will help with the crazy ear infections and his chronic drooling.  Maybe by the time he goes to school we'll be able to keep a bib off.  We're thinking that his large adenoids were preventing him from breathing through his nose normally. 

Of course, it wouldn't be a normal trip to the hospital or doctor's office if Mommy didn't get a personal escort from a nurse over to a recliner with a glass of orange juice and a cool rag...I CAN'T HELP IT!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Memorial Day Parade

What a difference a year makes.  The parade was actually relaxing.  The boys applauded for our veterans.  They don't know why, but someday they will.  I don't think I've ever been to Holland's Memorial Day parade.  We're usually on our way home from the cabin or trying to recoup from a weekend gone, and I'm searching for a piece of sanity.  Not this year!  We spent only one night Up North and still had time for a parade on Monday and a bbq with our friends.   Too bad Grandma and Grandpa missed out watching it with us, Grandpa would've been proud!  Either way, I'm proud of my Dad and Travis for serving our country and I gave an extra cheer as the Marines marched by.