Thursday, May 29, 2014

Put on some color

On the outside of the house! 

More of the7314demo
Busy busy workers the last two days..produced this

A little more to go! Getting closer! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

to infinity and beyond

Sir Richard Branson spoke at the Econ Club dinner at Devos. 

Fun event. Pretty neat guy. Kinda wild ideas. Like commercial space travel! 
But interesting speaker, good food and good company. Call that a successful event.


Good night all around! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

windows open

fresh air
Grand Rapids 
Traverse City
French Open!
Ice cream

sums up a pretty good Memorial Day weekend!

Hello TC oh how I love it here!

DQ was a must!

French Open to start the day...success!

Seriously this did happen on Memorial day weekend!

Back to the Thornapple...relaxing on the boat

Picnic lunch included

If only a day off of work always looked this good! :)

and a Major BONUS!
Welcomed a new niece this weekend...Wilhelmina decided to show up a little early!
She is so cute, cant wait to visit her over the 4th! :) 

Thank you long weekend for all the fun!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Give it a whirl

Two new Pinterest recipes tried and marked successful

One: spinach artichoke pizza
I have seen this posted a lot and thought it was time to give it a try
It as good change of pace!
Had the margarita on stand by..haha

Two: toffee, milk chocolate, white chocolate chip cookies
Good good good

Happy baking!!! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Do you see the resemblance?!?

Between this

And my husband??? 

Hmmm I don't...

But this little peanut better cup does

Every time he comes to visit and sits at my desk at work he takes the pen and says...Uncle Jason?!? 
Hahah!  I finally asked him why....
Drum roll. 
The hair 
At least that is better than the eyes ;) 
Oh to be 3! Haha

Monday, May 19, 2014

Green grass

I have always wanted a yard. Green grass! So pretty so homie! 
Well looking a little greener over on thornapple now. 
(More to come) but it is a start. 

Just when you think #the7314demo pics are forgot the outside ;) 

Here is some of the progress 
We did have mud and ROCKS 
Now trees, plants and even some flowers 

We are getting there...still a list of projects but progress is always nice! 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

took the centerpiece

home from this last event.
it was so pretty!!

Black tie at the Pierre Hotel in NYC for the Becket Fund

The pretty tables

really neat hotel, beautifully decorated

and two times the dessert
first the normal and then they brought out a selection to choose from
well please and thank you to that
my first official macaroon..the spongie type :) delicious!

fun [super late] night but very glad we were able to go!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

every girls dream

to hear her husband say "honey I got you a surprise!"
ooo to the LA!
surprise surprise!  Music to my ears...

Well J did state "Honey I got you a surprise ....
from the home depot"
 Yup my very own SHOVEL!!!
hehehe!!!  it was a nice gesture...I mean now I can actually dig ;-)

and here are some of the results of the digging...

It is totally the thought that counts!  
dig on dig on says the little helper :) 

Monday, May 12, 2014

two mamas

and two grandmamas came over on Mother's day this year
We were able to celebrate at our house all together
such a fun and relaxing afternoon, not to mention totally beautiful day!

 Thankful for each one of these mamas!!
Very appreciative for each of them!

and very thankfully for this madre and my dear friend
love ya tons
glad there is a day to celebrate you!
Happy Mother's Day to all my friend mamas too :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

run run rudolph

riverbank style
this year was the 10k kinda last minute decision
wasn't going to set a record, but was going to finish it :)

it was a BEAUTIFUL DAY!  could not have asked for better running weather
good run, time with friends, great spectators and breakfast out
yup that is what I call successful

Another race in the books

Year number 8!

The loyal fans!
Thanks for cheering

Bring on year nine!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

al fresco

is what Gwen themed her dinner party on Friday night
it was just lovely, lovely

reminded me of Shauna Niequests book and dinner parties she writes about

Check out the table and the lights
and all the lovely people

Great food
wonderful friends
and a beautiful night

"I can't imagine life without a table between us" 

Friday, May 9, 2014

tug at your heartstrings

First time at the Make-A-Wish Gala
and wow.  what a nice event.
and what a nice organization
they are truly blessing families and making a shinning moment in a dark place
glad we could attend
and nice to be with some friends

Monday, May 5, 2014

My oh my

Happy Cinco de Mayo
My oh my...cinco will always hold a special place in my heart :) hehe. Cause it is the day two years ago j gave me the best surprise asking me to marry him (I know too mushhyyy!)

Now...Fast forward two years and this is how we celebrated. 
1. Home cooked loaded nachos 

2.  Picking up garbage and blowing leaves in the back yard. 

My oh my what a way to celebrate ;) 
Happy cinco de mayoooo. I hope you all celebrated!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Double double

Double mint gum
Not really but double the events this weekend. 

First up: Davenport dinner at Devos
Bonus got to re wear my dress from bs wedding!! 
The speaker for the night. Captain Philips. (real guy. Not Tom Hanks haha) very interesting! Really want to see the movie!

Second night: Hollywood glam at the GRAM 

No worries they are fake. They went all out with the Hollywood theme! Red carpet. Gold this and that.  Photographers...wel done! Neat event.

Pack the tux up for another day...