Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wow, this is sad!

That it has been nearly half a year since I've updated!

So much time, so much to report.

Well, said our farewells to Marijke in June.

Then summer came on full, fast, and furiously, with lots of heat and lots of swimming.

Dan built a great new playground for the kids.

He enlarged our backyard by moving the fence boundaries.

He moved a LOT of dirt - one of his most favorite things to do.

We went to Lake Michigan for a nice weekend. Moriah decided, as a result of this trip, that she will become a lawyer and work for Whirlpool, and live in Benton Harbor, Whirlpool's headquarters.

We acquired a Class A motorhome! For a great deal! WAY below book value. We did some updates and are attempting a "flip" - hoping to make a little money. Know anyone who wants to purchase an RV?

Haley and Moriah started high school.

Brooke is in 7th grade - mostly homeschool, but does 5 classes at the middle school: Advanced Math, Art, PE, Choir, Orchestra

Case began preschool.

I'm leading a women's Bible study, Covenant. It is one I did 12 years ago! It is fabulous!

I'm on Facebook more now, which apparently eats up more of my Blogging time than I realized!

Also, pictures are not uploading quickly here. They do, however, for FB. So...join today!

Happy Fall, y'all!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Technological Gadget

Prom (April 30)

This is most of the group that Marijke went with last Saturday night.

Lots of pictures were taken!

Senior Night at Tennis

Case, Linda & Marijke at Senior Night last Friday at the last home tennis meet.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Break

For Spring Break, the girls hopped a ride with grandma and grandpa to Colorado, then stayed the weekend with Diane and then my childhood friend & her family. Rachel is my friend's daughter, who also happens to be about the same age as the twins. They are all texting pals, and we've now been able to see them twice in 8 months!

Despite being throw-up sick, Moriah managed to have a good weekend, once she recovered from her sickness.

Hiking around Rachel's house in Littleton.

Skiing Sunday at Keystone, CO

Brooke had "feathers" weaved into her hair.

(Photos courtesy of Deb)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ladies Ski Trip Feb 2011

I made good time on the way to Denver, but arrived promptly at 5 pm, during rush hour.

Unfortunately, while I was skiing the Bowl at Keystone, Dan was directing the kids & himself to the Bowl at home. Toilet bowl, that is. As in the stomach flu.

This was one of our favorite runs, called, "Oh Bob." It was bumpy and challenging.

Deb & I riding in the gondola on our first day.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

After the Blizzard of 2011...

Dan began digging us out early this morning. It took a full tank of gas in the blower.

The view out the kitchen window - the door to the screened porch is a slightly unusable.

Brooke and Case spent some time outside trying to build a new igloo, and do some snow angels.

They did not want to come back in, but the temperature was dropping.

No school today (Wednesday) and now we've been notified that there is no school tomorrow, either, which puts a MAJOR crimp in the rehearsals for the musical this weekend.

Watched Ground Hog Day again. Funny movie!

Moriah and Haley registered for high school today - online registration.

Monday, January 17, 2011