Saturday, July 28, 2012

two bouts of lovin

miss lauren
beautiful picture
so sweet, she was so excited to give it to it is proudly displayed on my refrigerator

mr ben
this made my whole night!
what a sweetheart!

feeling the extra lovin this week!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

o to the a to the r


Fred Meijer Garden Concert #3 for the summer

This is one of the better concerts I have been to, I think I will go out on a limb and say top 7..yeah in the top 7

Maybe it was their energy, the songs, the venue, the people I was with
or maybe it was the QUALITY people watching and the snacks
it was not THE HEAT
but everything else combined made it a great event!

yeah for O.A.R I am a fan!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

swimmy swim swim

at Ben's house for Monday night dinner

Dougie says possible Christmas card to trump the wedding :) 

some one LOVES the water and to drink it too

Such a fun way to spend another HOT night!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

sunset and ice cream

with J equals a great date night out in grand haven
throw in a little bonus of home depot and the musical fountain and we were over the top :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

168 in the mail

invitations that is
check another thing off the list

there has been some progress
Js ring
pink tie [still need yellow]
shoes and suits
and more little things

lots more to do, but finally seeing some good progress
63 more days!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

the B and the Z plus the peanut

The B
The Z
two kinds of bread
goodness gracious 

first I made my stand by banana bread
But I must say [which i said out loud to J]
geshh this is one of my better batches :) 

second was the Zucchini that the bogo and I destroyed last year!
But I must say this was on the flop side
I accidentally forgot to turn the oven off broil [from making dinner]
and half way through realize the bread was getting a tad burned on the top
opps good thing I have more Z to tackle another loaf tomorrow

The peanut
goodness gracious
someone is practicing to be in aunties wedding
I believe he has passed!
goodness gracious all over again 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

classic joke monday

on a Tuesday. 
I read this to J last night in the car and almost got a full laugh out of him...i on the other hand was LOLing :) 

What happened to the thief who stole a calendar??????



Sunday, July 15, 2012

wonderful friends

threw us an engagement party 
and lots of wonderful friends attended the party
we had such a great time and reminds me how thankful I am for these people in my life
and just another day closer to marry this man!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

when it rains it pours

shower fun
My first wedding shower insert smile

J's family hosted and we had just such a great time
they are so kind and inviting 
fun night all all around

Great food!

 My mom looking super cute

The moms! and the gifts! 

The grandmas

Friday, July 13, 2012

7.11 oz. on 7/11

free slupreeeessss! :) 
j and I rode our bikes down the one by foods [thanks b for the tip]
it was busy and close to cut off time, but we made it!

a delicious treat on a HOT summer night!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

work party

and a HUGE surprise

Last night we went to a BBQ for J's work and they surprised us with cake and gifts later on in the night
really really kind of everyone!

The cake was as good as it looks :) 

Monday, July 9, 2012

full house

 in Traverse City
spent a great weekend with
my parents
jeff betsy and BEN
and my cousins Marsha and Jerry and their three boys: Jakob, Levi and Sam the Man
and J

I feel I heard the phrase 'best weekend ever' over and over again...and I agree!

Spent time tubing on J's boat
hanging in the water
out to lunch on the old mission point and an air show
took a bike ride through the woods
more beach time
lego museum 
ate lots of ice cream
and lots of goofing around
and the list goes on and on

check the pictures of proof!

 The boys looking for minnows

Hey there little beach loving man...auntie wants a picture

I decided to give tubing with Levi a try

Then decided I like riding in the boat better, right mom

Hanging with J

We rode our bikes up to Mt. Holiday where I once skied and where J lived close by back in the day

Lego Museum
The big kids are excited to build cars!

 Cherry pits anyone...the boys ganged up on me
We want a Kari, not a sour cherry! haha they were so fun with all their made up sayings!

 Lunch at the Jolly Pumpkin

 Three generations love this picture

 Father like son when it comes to the hair!

and mother and son

sooo next weekend is everyone free! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

fireworks and freedom

happy fourth of July [three days later]

Spent some time watching wimby

spent some time on the river
and it was hot hot hot!

spent some time watching fireworks!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

frugal tuesday

two times the saving
FIRST: I have saved baskin robbin gift certificates since HS graduation!
yup not college but HS good old GR Baptist! 
welp almost ten years later I took my fiance out for ice cream on me, via gift certificates 

SECOND: it happen to be family night so the ice cream was only 1.50 for a cone


we both got a cone with the 6.00 in certificatesand I not only had a HOT date on a HOT night but also got 90 cents back!  thank you HS graduation and for no work tomorrow!

[excited as you can see!!! WOOT WOOT]

Monday, July 2, 2012

slightly weird and HOT

is what I would say of
round two at Fred Meijer Garden concert Sunday night

Rufus + 90 degrees + only knowing one song
thank goodness for great friends to listen with and lots of yummy snacks!

and drum roll please

what did the evil chicken lay???????

Deviled Eggs