Thursday, September 29, 2011

we are on duty

babysitting ben duty
the poor little man had a cold
but that didn't stop auntie and grampy from having fun

[yes we hiked his pants up to silly...weirdooosss]

smile your on candid camera
ben down for the night
grampy down for the night
television all to myself

more fun to come.  we are on duty every other wednesday!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

if only [dot dot dot]

i had an extra 405 dollar dollar bills sitting around
then i could buy myself this.
if only

i wanted to wear leather
because now GAP offers dress, skirts, mini skirts and jackets
yeah if only

i wanted to be back to jr high then i could buy myself another pair of bell bottom jeans
apparently they are back in style
[but oh how i like the skinny jeans NOT the super skinny jeans...aka toothpick, who [like the models] really has legs the size of a toothpick]
like I said

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

puffy paint and giraffes

at Kp's Baby shower
A nice afternoon brunch in Kazoo
Very excited to meet baby Shrick soon

Time to be crafty:
tennis aunties love you
hoot hoot
valentines love
rockstar baby
bouncing baby boy
hockey star

Saturday, September 24, 2011

round two

Artprize with my mom
three hours of walking around downtown
lots of really interesting things to see
 My cousin Kathy's painting in the Amway
 The art museum

 The devos

Three hours later and still lots to see!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

round one

woot woot
I love all the hype it brings to downtown

This was on opening day [Wednesday]

hopefully a lot more to come!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

you deserve your own post

Mr. Pudgy cake!
What is there not to love
First the brownie
Second the cookie dough
Third the cake
Fourth the frosting
put all that together and you are just soooo delicious
thank you to my wonderful mother for taking three hours to create you!
[could this become a new tradition....i would not oppose!]

Feast your eyes on it all

Beware you could become pudgy just looking at all this goodness!

Monday, September 19, 2011

three days later

and feeling very blessed and appreciated.
This part of turning 27 was not bad

September 17:
Brunch with Betsy and look who else 'happen' to be at Brandywine!
Very excited for this surprise
Lovely ladies
  at night destination was also a surprise
We went out to Douglas/Saugatuck for dinner and ice cream!
One happy girl with her very thoughtful bf
 This bowl was hand crafted by him for me and held a new camera!!! 
I LOVE to take pictures!!
September 18:
The official day
Was do what I wanted to day, thank you!!!!
APPLE picking and DOUGHNUT eating at Robinettes

 Please take note robinettes girl said the bag holds about 30 apples
jason and kari's picking skills...bag holds 44 apples!
 Plant buying and sitting in west michigans largest adirondack chair at flowerland
 September 19:
Family celebration
Great time with my lovely family at railside!!

The goods from the evening.
boot boots boots...not cowboy but riding boots BIG difference!
gap gift card
and OPIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
and the cake.......details to follow!!!

WOW!!!  again i say feeling very happy and thankful
year 27 here we come!

pop quiz......


Have not had one since....ummmm college

I think I passed.

My offical pirate name is:
Dirty Mary Rackham

You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

 International "Talk Like A Pirate" Day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

how is that pineapple?

i laughed and laughed
then watched it again
and laughed and laughed

this little man cracks me up
if only he knew how much joy he brought his auntie :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

it is my lucky day

or it is not.

so this weekend I received yet another lovely letter in the mailbox from the state of michigan
[geshhh do not jump to conclusions...i am not in trouble]


they are requesting that I do jury duty

yup...dougie called once and they really only postponed it.
i am on
October 6 @ 9am


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


arrived and was celebrated
Congratulations Gwen and Jim
The wedding was beautiful
The bride to be after the rehearsal dinner
[love the dress!]
On the big SUNNY day
[love this dress also!  so pretty! and the flowers wow!]
The happy couple
bridesmaid fun....sassyness
the beautiful reception with the official married woman and the tennis gals
the BF
All the tennis girls and family's
what a great group!
the shoes

and may you live happily ever after
the end

Sunday, September 11, 2011

mr. td's science class

is where i was 10 years ago today
today we remember that sad day
we went to visit the flag memorial at cannonsburg

Friday, September 9, 2011

shhh please do not tell

but i packed six pairs of shoes :)
oh I struggle I admit it....even for one night.


Tomorrow tomorrow is the BIG day!
Happy sunny perfect September weather wedding day Gwen and Jim!

Look who visited this week.....major bonus of working with the family!

Happy Friday!  

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

devils food cake mix

plus 2eggs, 1/3 cup of oil and ROLOS
easy as that:
it has been so long since there has been a baking post
[i am still is not just a fad]
feast your eyes on these guys

The Rolo Cookie
I feel like these guys
could make you rolie polie olie

Monday, September 5, 2011

a no labor filled weekend

Friday -Sunday a.m. was spent in traverse city
Not the greatest weather
we watched the us open
went shopping downtown
some people got hair cuts
some people shopped at the gap outlet
road bikes
ate yummy food
had LOVELY visitors - Verwys Fam

Some people checked their gmail and on their grandson
Others painted nails!

Sunday was spent in Muskegon
Monday was spent in GR
man the fall temperatures seem to have hit
It did not hold us back from biking to dinner and walking to the grocery store!

Back in the game tomorrow [remember will be tuesday]

Friday, September 2, 2011

the adventures of puff dos

or shall i really say, the FIRST of many [i am sure] adventures regarding puff dos / Regina / Genie/ the newest addition to Betsy's new home / the clawless kitty cat! 
Here she is ready to rock and roll from kentwood to Kelsey!!!
The poor thing meowed the whole way home, if only she knew her newest mom is oh so kind and will treat her right!   

Now her other newest BFF on the other hand is oh so kind, but maybe a tad afraid....have you seen her just wait!  I have a feeling it may take time for us to become friends....
but I am willing to work on it.
Not willing enough to ride in the backseat when she was scared but willing enough to sit on the kitchen floor and comfort her with words to come out of the cat carrier [even when she hissed at me] 

Well in any case.  Welcome to the northeast side of town Puff Dos....
Lets be friends....ok...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

belated...but still happy

One more chance to celebrate and enjoy some delicious brownies and family time!
[plus had to see my little peanut]

Concert...forgot to even post or dare! ha
Pat Benatar at the Meijer Gardens