Monday, August 25, 2008


I finally added quite a few pictures below, still don't have them all but oh well. We have been living up the last few days of summer before James has to head back to school tomorrow. We sent the kids overnight to James' mom and Bruce this past Saturday so James and I could celebrate our anniversary. We didn't know what we were going to do but at the last minute decided to head to Michigan's Adventure. Yes we went to the crazy park and rode rollercoasters in the pouring rain and froze our buns off on all the water rides. We had a FUN time and the ended the day by heading to Grand Haven and having dinner at the Kirby which is one of our favorites : )

Savings Angel

James and I decided to sign up for to see if that would help with our grocery bills. It costs $20 a month but if you sign up for 1 month you get 1 month free right now so we decided to try it. If any of you out there want to try it as well sign up HERE and enter our referral code of 14936, because we get credit for referring you : ) We will let you know how well it works in the future for us. So far it really does look like there will be some extra savings on things we would buy anyway.....

Friday, August 22, 2008

DeVries Cottage...

We spent this last Friday at the DeVries Cottage with my Aunt and Uncle and some DeVries cousins and their kids. It was fun to hang out with them as we don't see them often and the kids really had a great time together.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sierra's first PONYTAIL...

Sierra has really grown up a LOT this summer. She is definitly not a baby any more. Her hair grew long, she got taller, and she speaks more words than I can count. All of this on top of making sure she keeps up with every move her brother makes : )

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The kids hanging out around our house...

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Pool

Well, because my mom and dad had a tree fall on their house in early summer we didn't spend much time at all in the pool. Here are a few pics though of the Tuesink's hanging out with us.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Meijer Gardens with Grandma and Grandpa Grooters

Happy Anniversary!

James and I have been married 4 years : )

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Platte River camping....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

We have been busy...

And I don't have many pics to post yet but..... Two Thursdays ago we spent a couple of days at the Grooters' cottage in Whitehall. We spent most of our time in DUCK LAKE but also went to an AWESOME petting farm. THEN we moved on to picking my sister who was in from NY at the airport late Saturday afternoon. She then stayed with us that night and we went out for my mom's birthday on Sunday. James worked for my dad some more on Monday and Tuesday, while I was busy sewing. The kids hung out some more with Aunt EB. (or BB as they call her). On Wednesday my mom, sister and I headed to Chicago for the day to see WICKED. I loved it again for the second time and we all had a good time....we also visited the American Girl Doll store and some little girl in my life may have gotten a Christmas present [BUT SHHHHHH, it's a secret : )] On Thursday and Friday we went to the DeVries cottage in North Muskgon, had great weather and spent the days outside relaxing. Saturday was a huge day for PETUNIAS at Art in the Park in Holland. The show went GREAT. I sold out of many things super early and now have my work cut out for me to restock my inventory : ) THEN on Sunday we headed up to the Platt River with James' dad and Marianne through today. We had fun. The kids got super DIRTY but had lots of fun playing around the campsite and the beautiful beaches. Now we are home for tomorrow and then James and Sierra leave for Colorado for 8 nights! Holy cow, out summer had flown by.