Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Travel pillow at Walmart

Yes please
Homemade pillow case...piece of cake (at least that is what I told Jason in Walmart) 
Hehe sewing = patience and time :)

Tonight I busted out my sewing skills and ironing, with LOTS of help from my mom.. Thanks mom!! 

Actually it was more like her pointing, folding, pinning, holding...telling me exactly what to do.  Me running over to the sewing machine and doing it. 

It turned out! My travel pillow has a very lovely case
And I have freshened up my skills. 

Anyone need a pillow case. Give me over an hour and I will make you one ;)
(Don't all jump at once!) 

Monday, July 28, 2014

From the garden

Blueberries: This weekend started out right...home made blueberry pancakes by the douger


Then it was zucchini: 

Also delicious...
Later not pictured. Zucchini casserole. Yumm

We ate fresh this weekend and had a great time up north with the parentals
Until next time tc. Next time! Awe sweet summer time. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sixty one pounds

Of blueberries picked tonight between the 4 of us...
I did not pick as many as the others, but I sure ate my worth! Holy cow
It was a great night for picking and great berries to pick. 

Next up...hopefully raspberries! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

first swim

in the river this year...not a JOKE 
took half the summer for me to get in and the water wasn't even that warm
but we sure did enjoy being on the river this weekend

Love beautiful weekends!
We had guests
10 people on the boat and only four pictured

Ben liked playing with Megan

My first swim...Ben was in it the whole time
he is a little fish

Thanks guys for coming over and playing

and a Classicjoketuesday for you:
What did the mother cow say to the baby cow?
it's pasture bedtime

happy happy joking day

Sunday, July 20, 2014

lakeshore visits

This past weekend
started out with date night in Grand Haven
Fricanos, oh so good

a walk down the pier

and temptations, a MUST!

Such a beautiful night for date night!

Also made it over to Saugatuck / fennville
to celebrate CJ's birthday

another beautiful night
and great time with friends!

so glad we live close to the lakeshore, great place to visit
yeah pure michigan

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chalk this up

To a pretty good day!

Surprise visit from this mini peanut, peanut and their mother! 
Woot woot! I was a baby hog! :) she needed her auntie

And fresh cherries
Cherry picking with my mother in law. So good. So fresh. So juicy 
Plus they gave us a free donut! Little things ;)

Yeah I call that a pretty good day! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

we know how to concert

this time around with these lovely friends

first food.  can you say MAJOR check!

 Second pick a Hilarious entertainer
Matt Nathanson

Third go with some super lovely ladies

fourth listen to Gavin and reminisce about Calvin days

Fifth hangout with Sarah!

Yeah I would say we are pretty good at FMG concerts! 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

celebrate baby H

So excited to see Annie and celebrate her baby girl
and to see all the tennis ladies and their mamas!
Love this group, always a good time!

Pink and Yellow was the theme
I have very creative friends and very good cooks!

Love these lovely ladies

What a wonderful group

Such a fun morning!
Can't wait to meet baby H in September 

Friday, July 11, 2014


Spells FREE!!  
slurpee on the 7/11!

This I got my hands on one and it wasnt even that busy! 

woot woot!
pretty good lunch break if I do say so myself!

happy happy friday and slupree day! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Everybody go surfing

Surfing USA!
Free concerts on Tuesday nights in Ada. 
Always wanted to check it out, so tonight we rode our bikes down to see it
It was nice! Well attended. :)  will have to go again

And I haven't introduced you to my lemon plant before. So here you go: mr. Lemon tree
A wedding gift from some friends. 
Look! It already has 5 tiny lemons. 
Very proud mama. Now don't let me jinx it. Haha

And well we have a super random post
It has been sooo long. Here is a #classicjoketuesday
What did the Dalmatian say after he finished his meal???
That hit the spot. 

Laugh on. Happy Tuesday! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

20ish hours

and six movies later
made a complete round trip road trip to DC to visit the family!

Fun extended weekend away
we spent most of the days relaxing and then going or doing something

First day it was off to Georgetown
had to check out Georgetown cupcake [we didn't partake, just looked]

walked down by the river

and at night went out with Aunt Carol, Uncle John and Nathan
They were visiting at the same time, it was fun to see them

Second day started out with Lunch at one of Josh and Jaime's favorite restaurants.  
Very cute and very good 

Then we played tourist and went off site seeing
Celebrating the 4th in the nations capital was very neat

At night we went back to the fireworks
it was so busy but so worth it!

The third day started out right
Have to teach them at a young age the love of the game ;-)

That night we headed to the Nationals Game

We had a really fun time and they won!

had to try the pretzel B recommended...success!

Dash loves the games!  They have presidents mascot races
he talked about Teddy a lot! he loved it

Ended the night with Miss Willa
She is still just a little peanut

We were up and at it and in the car by 7:45am
we made!  Good time away.
Thanks for letting us visit!