Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lillian Grace: 31 Months


Thirty-One Months

"We sit around the table, and we fold our hands to pray.  We say a thank you prayer to God on this Thanksgiving Day"
~ My Thanksgiving Prayer By Crystal Bowman

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A GRAND Game of Volleyball

The GRAND Tour ... If you live in West Michigan you will know exactly what that means, as it was the official advertising campaign for Grand Valley for about 3 years.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Boo .... I Scare You?


Happy Halloween! Lillian had a very busy Halloween, even though it was pretty cool and rainy out.  But, that seems to be the typical Halloween on this side of the state.  At least is wasn't snow.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do De Rubber Duck


Goodbye, strange room that has served as an extremely large closet and storage area ... Welcome "With Open Arms," functional and pretty master bathroom and closet.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Out Sick



Cough, Cough ... Sniff, Sniff ... Lilly and I have been under the weather, so our week has consisted of cuddling, cuddling and more cuddling.  We went to visit GiGi and PaPa while some construction is being done on the house, so it was nice to have extra hands on deck to help with our sick little girl.  On the drive home she looked particularly miserable, but had to rock out her Babiators.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Falling Slowly

This past weekend, we fell slowly into Fall.  It was the first weekend, that was mostly rainy and cool and that really felt like Fall.  It was sad and exciting at the same time.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Who Can Do It? We Can Do It!



Remember Bob the builder ... I don't know what happened to him.  But I do know Matt the builder.  And he had a fun time this past weekend, making a perfect place for Lilly's Playground.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

She Wore Lemon


It is a week before we are headed back-to-school so things are a little bit busy up n here.  Lillian has been helping me prep for classes and we have gotten all her school things ready for her 2-day a week class time.  Here is a little video from GiGi's birthday celebration to hold you over, until I carve out more time.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fair Is A Place Where You Get Cotton Candy





There are vast differences growing up in metro-Minneapolis and rural Concord.  Matt and I have a great time explaining traditions and re-creating them for each other.  There is one thing that both city or country can claim alone and that is the Old Fashioned Fair.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Meet Mauer




Every city girl has to have some wildlife in the house.... it is obvious Mrs. Whiskers does not qualify as wildlife, so we got a MOOSE.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In The Summer Time....

"I love the beach!" says Lulu.  "You've never even been to the  beach before," replies her big brother.  "But I already know that I LOVE IT." she says.  "And I can't wait to go swimming in the waves!"
~Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jacky Davis

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lillian Grace: 26 Months



Twenty-Six Months

"I am the brave and lovely Princess Pruney Toes, and you are my loyal subject, Sir Daddy."
~ Good Night Princess Pruney Toes  By Lisa McCourt

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's all about popular!

It's all about pop-u-lar! It's not about aptitude, It's the way you're viewed, So it's very shrewd to be ... Very, very popular!
Wicked: Popular

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lillian Grace: 25 Months



Twenty-Five Months

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  I See A Red Bird Looking At Me."
~ Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  By Bill Martin Jr & Eric Carle

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lillian Grace: 24 Months



Twenty-Four Months

"Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
~ Happy Birthday To You  By Dr. Seuss

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lillian Grace: 23 Months



Twenty-Three Months

"Peter Didn't Stop Running Until He Got Home.  He Was Very Tired So Mrs. Rabbit Gave Him A Tablespoon Of Chamomile Tea And Sent Him To Bed.
~ The Tale Of Peter Rabbit  By Beatrix Potter

Monday, April 1, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Rest From His Labors

 
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
~ Revelation 14:13

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lillian Grace: 22 Months


Twenty-Two Months

"Lulu loves being Ladybug Girl!  Everyday is full of exciting and important things to do."
~ Ladybug Girl Loves... By David Soman & Jacky Davis

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fabulous February

We have been making the best of this SNOWY winter.  Before Christmas everyone wished for snow, now everyone is wishing it would just take a break.  To stay warm, entertained and enjoy family we have sticking pretty close to home and inventing lots of fun and silly things to do.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday .. Friend Day!



There is no better way to beat the cold Winter days than to warm up with good friends and lots of fun.  We have been lucky to have our friends Ms. Teresa and Shandi Joy over two Fridays in a row.  The girls have so much fun together!  We even made it the most recent visit matching outfit day...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lillian Grace: 21 Months

Twenty-One Months

"On a sunlit night, ‘neath a snowy moon, there was ONE on the sled, then TWO, but soon……."
~ Ten On The Sled by Kim Norman

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mush ... Daddy ... Mush


There is no better way to induce a belly laugh, than to look out the window to see your husband and daughter running around the backyard, like a sled dog and musher. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Burrr ... It is cold outside!

We like to call the cold weather we are experiencing, "Minnesota Cold" at our house.  Matt always reminds me that Michigan is balmy in the Winter compared to Minnesota, but this this week he agrees, it is cold.  I am happy that we can stay in and stay warm and use our new fancy fireplace insert.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just An Average Winter's Day



It has been such a mild Winter here in Grand Rapids.  By now we should be using the roof rake, but alas, I am not going to complain.  Even without the snow, we have embraced all the warm and fun things about snuggling in for a long Winter.