Sunday, June 30, 2013

work and whitecaps

Friday night
the annual work party at the whitecaps
they lost
BUT it was a good game

had to catch Ben before he was off to bed!

 Let's good whitecaps

Watching the game with my mom and Kelly

watching until the end

Great work party!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BIKED on the longest day of the year

BOATED while watching the sun set
BOATED while checking out the New Moon

BOATED- 1st super hot Sunday out on the pontoon
reading, napping and hanging out with the neighbors 
it was glorious!

BIKING home and saw this beautiful sun set
and the Jesus clouds as I like to call them

Lots of BEAUTY has been viewed over the last few days
Makes me love and appreciate summer even more

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

classic joke tuesday

comes again from Mr. Ben and his sillyness

What do you call a bear without teeth???


a gummy bear! :)

haha haha haha

Monday, June 24, 2013

sweet summer time

of strawberry season
This past weekend I made a solo outing to Kraups Farms
picked 9lbs of berries

and continued on to the kitchen
made two batches of jam
thankful for my mom for teaching me the technique and left me highlighted directions
both batches turned out

and then there was more thing to do
a pie, this was tested and approved by J 

Sweet rewards...success!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

econ 101

was NOT my favorite class in college
but the econ dinner this past week was pretty nice
but the speaker did not have a British accent like last year

This year it was Hillary Clinton 
 Forgot to take a picture at the this will have to do
and never got a picture of the center pieces that were beautiful!
at least it was noted beautiful :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I'm gonna soak up the sun

got my 45 on
so I can rock on

Thanks to Sheryl Crow for singing this to us at the FMG Concert!
BEAUTIFUL night for it and great time!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

dads and biking

pretty much could sum up Father's day [Part one]
This year we headed up north to spend time with my parents and with Js parents

We spent a lot of time on the bikes
lots of laughing and telling stories
relaxing and reading
going out to eat
sleeping in
and being able to celebrate our dads!
what a great influence they are in our lives.  I am truly grateful!!

Started Saturday out with a trip to the farmers market

The girls

Midway break in our 2 hour bike...rain.  Hiding out at the gas station

Out to dinner on mission point at the Jolly Pumpkin

There was a bit of a wait, so we drove out to the lighthouse

Sunday started out with another bike
this time it was Js adventure and what an adventure it was
up lots of hills and down narrow roads
best part of the trip...pulling back in the garage ;-)

Time for lunch
so thankful to have douger as my dad!
so happy to be able to celebrate with him
love our daily morning chats in my office
love his willingness to always help do the little things and still seek advice [still even being married]
love being able to joke around and be silly
just plain out love this guy!! :)

Also very thankful for my father in law
and for all his funny jokes he has! :)

what a great weekend we had...pure Michigan style!

Father day [Part two]
Was celebrated at Ben's house
with dinner and CAKE [thanks madre!]

Can you tell he loves his grandpa!

Hanging out in the backyard
looking for turtles, mice, and staying away from snakes! 

Another fun night being with family

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The bend and snap

works every time

I just don't think that Brooke could've done this.  Exercise gives you endorphins.  Endorphins make you happy.  Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't.

Lots of pink and screams 
and blonde hair

thanks to legal blonde at the Civic.
Girls night out to one trick and the play
great night and TONS of laughing!

Monday, June 10, 2013

just tri

at least that is what Jeff and Cj and hundreds of other people did on Sunday 
at the GR Tri

What a beautiful day for a race
Fun spending time with the family watching, biking and cheering everyone on!

Best Daddy support out there!

The rest of the gang

Go J Go!

you can do it!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

take me out to the ballpark

buy me some peanuts, hot pretzel and pizza!

Great day at the ballpark with J, Betsy and Peter.
Go Tiger's
Yeah for winning and making the last inning stressful! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

real life pinterest

Parade of Homes
we hit eight house in less than three hours
gathered lots of ideas
and added a lot of ideas to the wish list
fun night
we were both really glad we went

Ps happy national donut day
sad I could not year!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

special classic joke tuesday

this one is compliments of Mr. Ben!

His mommy says:
What kind of shoes does a frog wear
ben responded: 
open toad shoes!

I bust a MAJOR gut!  
ahhh little man you constantly make your auntie giggle

This was told at family dinner/celebration of Jeff's Birthday!

 Someone LOVES cake!
Great time celebrating with the fam!

Monday, June 3, 2013

a good eight months

at the 7263
we are out, as of Saturday night.
So thankful for everyone that helped us on Saturday really really thankful.

Here are some pictures capturing the moment
Marcia is a organizing queen
 take charge douger and full of good packing away ideas
 jeff helping out
 Ash, CJ, Tony and the MES TRUCK!

 JR, Bonney...the other boys
 The madre!  Big help! and cleaning the whole house after help

One more picture in front of our home
It was a great home that we shared together for 8 months
Lots of happy and fun memories were made in this home
sad to see it go, but definitely excited to see what is to come