Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

My faithful, inspirational grandparents today looking out from the backyard of the home they lived in for 22 years and raised their children in. I remember this house well as they moved from it when I was 7, and I was teary from the moment we stepped on the property.
We had a fabulous tour of all the places they lived today and got to listen to many stories and memories. A day I will truly cherish.

August 29, 2014

Cherishing some bedtime cuddles and reading.

August 28, 2014

I'm a proud mama of my beautiful, healthy, growing now-preschooler. 
What a fun morning we had visiting her preschool and getting a treat after!

August 27, 2014

Perfect morning for some Marie Catrib's treats and playing at the park!

August 26, 2014

Evening Daddy tackles are always my favorite to watch. :)

August 25, 2014

Thankful that we still have full coverage on this car, that no one was hurt, and that my first patient wasn't scheduled until 9:00!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014

Wow am I blessed to be a part of our church. 
Thankful for the 100 year anniversary celebration, the way God has grown it, the core of the Gospel being continually preached, and so much more. 
Thankful that we got to bring our "Ebenezer stones" up front toward the end of the service, which is when this picture was taken. 
Most of all, thankful to God for his faithfulness throughout ALL generations!

August 23, 2014

The joy of swinging on the beach!

August 22, 2014


What a nice surprise to find mid-afternoon on my desk today at work! Thankful for this friend (and others) in my life who care for me in thoughtful ways.

August 21, 2014

Camping doesn't get much better than this. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

My little grocery shoppers, using their imaginations and having fun!

August 19, 2014

This annual college friends reunion just gets crazier and crazier. :)

August 18, 2014

I made it through my first day of scheduled patients (and all the charting)!

August 17, 2014

Celebrating Shawnna's and Mya's birthdays!

August 16, 2014

Our actual anniversary date night out on the town. We're loving that it falls during Restaurant Week! (Last year)

August 15, 2014

Anniversary celebrating continues with an at-home post kids' bedtime dinner on the deck. :)
With steak later too.

August 14, 2014

Happy 10th anniversary to my love! Convenient that Mom Sportel took pictures of us today. :)

August 13, 2014

We had fun having Grandpa and Grandma Maier over this morning!

August 12, 2014

Rainy day fun!

August 11, 2014

At the end of my first day in the office at my new job. Surreal.

August 10, 2014

My husband is a genius. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 9, 2014

We had a fun day with family at the beach and checking out Sam & Katie's new house. We try to capture a picture of these 7 cousins together when we get the chance. This is about what it went like, and it gave all of us a good laugh. :)

August 8, 2014

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Fun with voices. We've been laughing so hard at Nora's imitations lately. :)

August 7, 2014

It was a beautiful evening for our annual small group Camp Roger night.

August 6, 2014

Big sister teaching little sister about the potty basics.

August 5, 2014


A sweet visit with Grandpa & Grandma Bonnema!

August 4, 2014


So proud of our brave tubing girl on this great day with friends at Big Blue Lake!
Thanks for the picture Kate!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

August 3, 2014

We've done a lot of fun things this summer, but we hadn't made it to Lake Michigan until today.
What a joy to watch my girls completely thrilled by rolling in the sand and running in the water repeatedly. :)

August 2, 2014

Meanwhile, Reuben is off on an east coast trip taking in 3 MLB games in 3 days with the other men in my family.

August 1, 2014

All the purging has been done, now time to talk and sell!