Thursday, May 31, 2012

the best part of being

a neighbor is

moving a grill at 10 at night with the tailgate open down the side streets!

Got to love the adventures I get in with B to the BOGO!! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

if only every weekend

had four days
had beautiful weather
and was spent with wonderful people

if only, at least this weekend I got a taste of it!

There was time spent:
In traverse city with the parents
the usual bike to the farmers market! added lunch and then a taste of cherry republic

Time spent on j's boat

Time spent biking with J's family!  Really a fun time and a great path

Time spent registering [not that fun]
Time spent watching girly movies
and walking to ice cream
Time spent watching the FRENCH OPEN!

I think we packed in enough goodness in four days!

Friday, May 25, 2012

kelly kapowski called

and wants her cadoodle back
What girl didn't dream of having one of these or being Kelly Kapowski
oh the 80's

well unfortunately she can't have it because it is broken
I broke my cadoodle that I have had at least since the 9th grade! 
people may pick on me, but the thing it is a gem and it holds a ton

RIP cadoodle on ward and upward to bigger and better
or in this case hopefully just better

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

it's a jeep thing

as j says ALL THE TIME :) 
did you know that jeep owners wave to each other!?!?
I am for real, I never knew this 

but trust me I do now
and trust me there is always a wave :)

anyway Sunday it was BEAUTIFUL out!
So we jeeped it to Grand Haven State Park
It was perfect riding weather and perfect beach weather
I read, we walked the pier and then stopped and visited at Uncle Don and Aunt Pats
Such a great day, hoping for a lot of summer days that are this nice!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

thanks pal's

is what our waiter wrote on the bottom of our bill

Friday night we went 50's style to the diner down the road
nothing says diner like pink vinyl, a basket of chicken strips and fries [for J]
and a malt to top it off
average age: 70 or 16
it didn't matter to me.  I had fun! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

classic joke monday

rolls around again.
[thanks B for the heads up on this goodness!]

What do you call an alligator in a vest????

drum roll PLEASE........

An investigator

Sunday, May 20, 2012

yes yes clap clap

i said yes to the dress!
I bought my wedding dress. 
The one!

No details on the bloggero bc a certain someone reads it occasionally
but I found it Saturday with my mom at Beckers in fowler
It is actually the same dress that I tried on at Bridal Elegance last week
We both kept comparing it to 'the one' so knew it had to be dress!
we did clap clap and hug!  fun mission accomplished!

Friday, May 18, 2012

meet you in the middle?

or at least close
Last night we headed out to Wayland Uccellos to see Kristina and Andrew!
Great time with the whole group!
and their little cuties are so fun to spend time with. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

crock pot + big table

equals a bigger than usual mother's day celebration!
This year we did a combined mothers day with my family and with J's family!
we hosted and prepared the meal, which was a blast!
set up the table [realized we will be needing to register for more than 7 plates]
and then enjoyed the evening with a great mother and mother in law to be!
So thankful for everyone around this table and again am reminded how blessed I am!

Monday, May 14, 2012

classic joke monday [part 3]

what happens when frogs park illegally????

think about it....

drum roll please........

They get toad!

laugh on my friends laugh on

Sunday, May 13, 2012

one week in

and having a blast sharing the story and spending time with friends and family!
We are truly blessed!
Nothing like celebrating with Coldstone

Also have started the planning
have been emailing, looking through website, booking a church and pastor, viewing locations and setting a date
September 22, 2012 is the BIG DAY!
off to the races

Another race that took place this week was Riverbank
This was the 6th year in a row running some type of race in the Riverbank with B!

J was a trooper this year and brought us down and cheered us on!

So were my parents [even though I didn't get a picture with them]
They came down and rode bikes around the course and yelled for me!!  It makes it so fun to see them throughout the race. 
Plus after we finished the race J brought us back to my house to get our bikes and we went back down to watch some of the 25K
Look who we found!
Go runners Go!
Ben loved watching all the people and cheering for his dad!

One more thing accomplished was DRESS shopping
We [mom and I] went to bridal elegance and tried on a few dress
We may have found 'The one"
but need to be a hundred percent sure and when you only do it once you might as well soak in the experience and go to another store [next weekend]
which ps wedding dresses our heavy!

One week complete!  and only 131 more days to go :)
and I was only called Bridezzla once [as a joke!]

Monday, May 7, 2012

what is that sparkle?

is it the Denver weather? bc it was HOT.
or is it something else?

This past weekend J and I went to visit his sister in Denver to build a chicken coop

Little did I know that J was planning to do a lot more than that

We spent some time site seeing and even hit the H&M

Another place that we visited was the Denver Botanical Gardens

As we were walking around the gardens we came to a Gazebo that had
a reserve sign
and Champagne

I thought it was such a cute surprise for someone
and that we should quickly take a picture

Little did I know that this was a surprise for me
He asked
[I responded in awe- are you kidding me!]
Then I said yes

My Fiance

The two planners!

Very happy

After all the excitement we had dinner and made lots of phone calls
It was so fun to share the excitement with family and friends
Let the whirlwind begin

Do not forget the chicken coop
We [yes we- Rachel and I helped!] finished the chicken coop
After two days of work and two runs to home depot we did it!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

brace yourself

Are you an ice cream fan??? 
[stupid question]
Are you a Tigers fan? 
[another stupid question]

Let me tell you
Because this ice cream exists and it is delicious
and made just for you
chocolate covered pretzels and fudge swirls
yes please

Do you see this BOULDER?
Would you believe me if I told you I was enlisted to help move this on Sunday?

Let me tell you
                                      because I did! helped, at least did what J
standing on a 2x4
He was happy with the success!
oh what 'projects' i find myself in when I am just reading by the river :) 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

recommended to wear orange

Celebrating the Queens Birthday in Chicago last night
The flowers were beautiful!

For all you who are sceptical I did wear an orange sweater later in the night and a dutch tulip sticker on my shirt.  I was Dutch enough for the night.

After the celebrating there was a quick stop at Wendy's for a value fry and frosty.
does it get any better?
I do not think so.