Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013

Summer evening. Fresh food. Kids playing. Adults relaxing (or trying to). This is community!

August 25, 2013

Enjoying a summer evening complete with homemade peach blueberry crisp and peach sorbet!

August 24, 2013

Our fam with my talented mother-in-law at her amazing art exhibition!

August 23, 2013

Happy 30th Jenni!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013

We can peaches, yes we do. Thanks for hosting the crazy mess Jenni!

August 21, 2013

My good-bye luncheon was on Monday, but sweet Sarah gave me these beautiful flowers to make my last day of work still feel special. I'm sure going to miss her and my WMCTS co-workers. Very bittersweet.

August 20, 2013

Mom took me out to celebrate my time off between semesters, the end of my job, and entering my last year of NP school!

August 19, 2013

These are some of the dear co-workers and friends I'm going to miss.

August 18, 2013

Goofy sisters on the last camping morning!

August 17, 2013

Alena stayed with my parents most of the week camping, and we joined in for the weekend with Nora.
These 3 couldn't get enough of each other this camping trip!

August 16, 2013

After staying at this sweet hotel, we made another fun stop at the 1:00 Tigers game!
It was a short, but very fun and very sweet little anniversary trip!

August 15, 2013

Anniversary Fun Trip, stop #1: Cedar Point. Hadn't been there in 11 years.
Top Thrill Dragster. We did it. Twice. And loved it.

August 14, 2013

Celebrating 9 years (what??) of marriage! Our anniversary conveniently fell on the first night of Restaurant Week. Nothing like a 5 course dinner, a bottle of wine, and great quality time with my love! I am so blessed.

August 13, 2013

Alena did great at her first trip to the dentist! She even topped it off by showing how well she can brush. :)

August 12, 2013

My little sleeping beauty. :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 11, 2013

This face was the joy of my day, as the previous 24 hours involved puking all over her carseat and the car, running a fever, and being lethargic, restless, and whiney all day. The minute we left the GRAPES clinic with stickers, she was herself again- ha!

August 10, 2013

College friends (and plenty of kids) together again!

August 9, 2013

Nora hammed it up much of the morning with her new walk-across-the-room skill!

August 8, 2013

Nora was pretty proud of her new play spot.

August 7, 2013

Because sometimes messy dinnertimes with your kids after a long day of work are just the best.

August 6, 2013

Despite windy cold beach days, major potty regression, kids staying awake until 11:30, and nights making their way into the 40's, this camping tradition lives on!

August 5, 2013

In classic Alena-style, she explored behind the group much of the hike / bike ride, mainly stopping to gather acorns. She somehow convinced Jadyn to join her. :) 
See here for another great picture capturing these moments.

August 4, 2013

Sweet sweet sisters.

August 3, 2013

These three couldn't get enough of each other this weekend.

August 2, 2013

An easy dinner after setting up camp!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August 1, 2013

Celebration night with Marguerite and Justin after a hard final exam earlier in the day and the completion of another semester. Only 2 more to go!

July 31, 2013

Classic summer. Mmmmm sweet corn.

July 30, 2013

My car, waiting to take me home from my last clinical day in Lansing of this semester.

July 29, 2013

In the flurry of it all, Reuben submitted his final project today to complete his master's degree! 

July 28, 2013

Punching out of my last Sunday shift!

July 27, 2013

The best kind of study break ..... a mid-afternoon date with my favorite guy and my favorite treats.
Thanks for offering to give us this time and watch the girls, Mom!

July 26, 2013

Sheer Nora joy.

July 25, 2013

College friends reunited on a great summer night!

July 24, 2013

Alena does not get her love of olives from me!

July 23, 2013

It's finally complete. 
And the packaged Minnie Mouse toy is no longer sitting on top of the toilet waiting to be opened!

July 22, 2013

Cottage day lunch time with these great friends! It was a perfect summer day. :)

July 21, 2013

The only, and I mean only, benefit of our friends moving out of state was that the girls now get to drive around this hand-me-down.

July 20, 2013

Cousin fun in the pool!

July 19, 2013

One last neighborhood walk to get ice cream with these friends. And then the hard good-bye followed.
Why do we smile for pictures in moments like these?

July 18, 2013

Three families celebrating Hannah's birthday on a perfect summer night .... and stealing some last moments with her family before their move.