Sunday, June 25, 2017

ada bridge

on a Friday night
with friends
turned out to be a beautiful night

music, friends, food and beer for some :) 

a sietsemas donut
yes please!

good way to spend a Friday night!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

garage sales

we learned it from the grandma 
to love a good garage sale!

so Thursday we went garage saling with grandma :) 
finding toys for friends
he is a helper
and loves to go and play with different toys while the mama looks
and usually pretty good leaving them behind 

but we must buy a sea boat when you see one!

and a leaf blower that has been a staple to his side ever since
he even covered it up next to his bed for nap time :)

getting the pool ready to try out the new sea boat

and the blower love continues throughout the day

what shall we find next time!?!?! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017


galore type of a day
started off at the Downtown Market Strawberry Extravaganza
with friends
and boy did Arie and the kids have fun chasing each, crafting, snacking and being silly

then after a nap
it was off to pick strawberries with grandma
trying them out
he was so good at eating them :) 

helping grandma pick :) 

and the mama

 they were not the greatest berries this year
we managed to pick 4 qts each
maybe too late in the season or top late in the day
but regardless
they still taste great in a PIE
my favorite and a great reason to pick 

see you next year strawberry picking

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

mushy peas

and sticky bread pudding

are we in Britain?
Just the Econ Club Dinner 
with Guest Speaker David Cameron

fancy "date night" complete 

Monday, June 19, 2017

celebrate x 3

celebration one
Who looks super ready!

but first a truck adventure
picked up the truck
drove to MES
loaded up this huge grill
drove home ekkk
and waited for papa to get home to head up north

we have arrived
and to the beach we go 

next morning
first job of the day
the beach

then it was time to play

celebration two
this two love birds 40th Anniversary!!!
hooray for them and wonderful example to all 
and 40 years no less :) 

 celebrated by walking to ice cream
my kind of celebration

Arie was a huge fan

then to the park

celebration three
Happy Father's Day
facetiming with cousins

celebrating this special dad and grandpa
thankful for him daily!

and celebrating this wonderful papa!
love the bond these two have!

douger the dad!

Arie loves these guys as much as I do!

exhausting fun weekend

and one more bit of celebrating
with dinner and a boat ride

we like celebrating three times over in one weekend!

Sunday, June 18, 2017


to the zoo
for church outing
Arie always loves the zoo

to the Van Andel
date night
to Tim and Faith

to visit Molly!!
who surprised us by walking
love these buddies together
they are so silly together :) 
and have so much fun!