Best way to end the year [sorta]
Classic Joking Tuesday!
What do you call a big pile of Cats??
Who do you call when you need your pants hemmed by tomorrow??
and last but not least and my PERSONAL FAVORITE THING TO SAY ON NYE
Welp see ya next year!!! :) :) :)
Monday, December 30, 2013
tomorrow we will all be ringing in the New Year
Time for a little reflecting
This year has sure been a year to remember
as our Pastor spoke in church on Sunday he challenge us to reflect on the year and what we have been through...
The year of Fill in the blank...[my blank the 7314 demo!]
either we were blessed or had it been a trial- he asked. matter what how did you handle it?
I thought that was a powerful question to think reflect about
I think the thing that shaped, controlled, consumed us a lot this year was our house project, I do not mean that in a bad way it just took/takes A LOT of time
I can think of way more good than bad when it comes to this year
and that is a HUGE blessing and for that I am so thankful
This past year of change and unknown or anticipation
of long days moving rocks at the house-repeatably, discussions about door styles :), exciting days of seeing progress and paint colors
but the house wasnt the only thing that shaped this year
we were blessed with health
family that is always giving of their time and love and energy
small things like nephew bunny kisses or snowshoeing on a Sunday snowy morning
Christmas light wonderlands
girls night on Thursday or a long weekend in Traverse city celebrating a bride to be!
to long boat rides on a hot day
trips to exciting sporting events
the list could go on and on
how do we deal with the good and how do we deal with the bad in the coming year
We had a sermons series this year that was called selfless
The main thing that I learned that I took away from it all was:
I love them, more than I love me
simple to say and read
but very challenging to do
so that is my challenge for 2014
Or my New Years resolution
wow take a breath...a bit longer than usual
so here are some fun pictures for you from moving in: round one!
Two nephews that are little buddys when they are together
and two wonderful grammys that help
Entertainment for one..PBS
Then we put him to work!
all the WONDERFUL help!
and the cutest two workers ;-)
Cheers to 2014
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Christmas, such a beautiful Christmas day
and a fun day celebrating with family
Started the day running by this
lovely out, just lovely
Then celebrated with the family
Traditional baked french toast
Ben was a big helper this year, he delivered presents and helped each of us open them
the super wonderful parents
so so pretty outside
The extended family arrived
LOTS OF FOOD
cousin picture time
a few more pics by the tree
Merry Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
maybe hopefully be in sight
here is the progress
1/2 bath counters and light
bedroom paint and floor
bathroom lights, paint and counters
kitchen back splash and knobs
the front door is painted on the inside
the outside boards are on and porch is done and the lights are up
lots of little things to finish up but we are close, close enough to start thinking the word
MOVE!!! aka packing
Monday, December 23, 2013
paper in the oven!?!?
according to google they say no
according to the Paters baking banket...yes
and well it still turned out...taste tested and approved by me
first official dutch dessert. DONE
and while letting the dough chill we walked
through Ada and the lights
it was wonderful wonderland
and then it was time for the best Holiday tradition
I made my family disappear
get your ugly yellow
Love love love
always have and always will love this movie
two more sleeps til Christmas!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Christmas Date night
walking around the Christmas tree
Thursday, December 19, 2013
that is what I feel may happen if I ate every treat this week
btw work, home and other kind and sharing people and gifts
there has been cookies, nuts, chocolate, doughnut, doughnuts, chocolates...on and on
and the famous KRINGLE!!!
and then it was Christmas baking at my moms
we kept it low key this year, just two things [so far]
oh how I love to bake//cook with the madre!
6 more sleeps til Christmas
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Last bridal shower for B
fun time, good food
next up wedding weekend!
First time going to Journey 2 Bethlehem with the Lipinski Family
We had presents
and time with their cat meow meow
Ben LOVED it
so did Jackson
had to take a pic by the lake. It was just so pretty
and then it was off to Bethlehem
10 more day until Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 2013
and tile work being done
looking more and more like there is progress
like real get excited about this progress
clap hands for paint colors progress
Progress in our bathroom
small bathroom in the back
my splash of color
downstairs counter top in
back hallway tile and paint
and hard to really tell, but the siding is going up!
progress has been made, just a little more to go :)