Saturday, June 27, 2015

June 26, 2015

Some therapeutic alone time visiting my grandpa's grave.

June 25, 2015

Our happy 3-year-old Nora on a family birthday date to the zoo!
Her favorite part: "the tigers!"

June 24, 2015

It's hard to describe the emotions of a day celebrating the life of my amazing Grandpa. These last moments of our part in his burial were so special. Grandpa, we will miss you so.

June 23, 2015

On our 20-hour drive home today, Alena spent a bit of time writing her picture/letter to place in Grandpa Bonnema's casket.

June 22, 2015

Sweet friends playing at this beautiful mountain lake beach.

June 21, 2015

We made it to Colorado for some sweet time with dear friends for a quick shortened visit.

June 20, 2015

A last day of relaxing, playing games, eating amazing food, and sitting around the campfire with family.
What a great week!

June 19, 2015

Beautiful mountain views of the Tetons after taking a spectacular air tram ride up!

June 18, 2015

Yellowstone Canyon…. a highlight for me on a day of numerous beautiful highlights.

June 17, 2015

Making memories with sweet cousins. :)

June 16, 2015

Hiking in Grand Teton National Park was simply spectacular. 
I'm pretty proud to be part of a family in which all 18 of us, ages 4 months to nearly 60 years, were on the 5+ mile hike, even if attitudes weren't as pretty as the scenery at times. :)

June 15, 2015

Day of rest, relaxation, and an amazing brunch together!

June 14, 2015

Arriving at our spot near Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the week with the Sportels. 
Beautiful views. Cousins playing. This will do for the week. :)

June 13, 2015

On this 16-hour driving day, these girls were troopers!

June 12, 2015

Thanks to my mom for a work day treat! :)

June 11, 2015


Before leaving on our trip out west, we said hi and good-bye to Grandpa another time, knowing it would likely be the last. And it was. So thankful my mom captured this moment.










Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

Playdate snack break!

June 9, 2015

Starting summer break off right with some volunteer work. #plastercreekstewards

June 8, 2015

Mmmmm…. eating the best pizza in town!

June 7, 2015

Attempting a family selfie in one of our favorite local spots. :)

June 6, 2015

A day of playing, power washing, and painting in the backyard. :)

June 5, 2015

My husband is pretty cool. #lastdayofschool 

June 4, 2015

Celebrating summer with treats at the Downtown Market!

June 3, 2015

The guest of honor didn't arrive, but we had fun anyways. :)

June 2, 2015

I love this place and these people.

June 1, 2015

Reuben's frame-making skills have allowed our living room re-do to finally be complete!

May 31, 2015

With my sibs at Justin's surprise 30th birthday party!

May 30, 2015

Wedding date!

May 29, 2015

Alena and her amazing teacher SeƱora Mejia. I was teary taking this picture. 
What a great year our girl has had in preschool!

May 28, 2015

An idyllic setting for a family wedding shower.

May 27, 2015

These two and their sweet intense lunchtime conversations. Such fun buddies.

May 26, 2015

Alena had a 3rd grade buddy in Spanish Immersion named Rachel who wrote this to her. So so sweet!

May 25, 2015

Ah what a bittersweet day.

May 24, 2015

It was a bit cold, but the girls embraced this first beach afternoon of the year!

May 23, 2015

Yay for sudden potty training success and earning her Anna doll!

May 22, 2015

There is always something cool going on when Daddy is in charge. :)