Sunday, December 28, 2008


What CRAZY weather we seem to be having here in MI. The whole family woke up at 4 am today to the sound of some of our siding BLOWING OFF the house. What in the world? Anyway it isn't horrible but definitly something we are going to have to get fixed quick so we have a few descisions to make. We have never loved the color of our we might check into residing it ALL or more realistically probably adding cedar shake to a few spots in the front...hmmmmm!


We had a great Christmas. Aunt EB arrived from NYC on Tuesday night and we celebrated Chrstimas Eve with the DeVries Family. Christmas afternoon and evening were spent with my Grandpa Tamminga and that whole clan and then we celebrated with the DeVries side on Saturday. The kids loved every second of it and are now KIND OF recovering until the next celebration: NEW YEAR'S EVE!

Christmas Morning

Our family celebrated together Christmas morning. We woke up and got the kids all excited about opening their presents under the tree and celebrating Jesus' Birthday : ) Sierra made it downstairs a few moments before the rest of us and we found her RIPPING into all the presents. Needless to say she knew exactly what was going on this year and couldn't wait to open everything in sight!


James built the kids a super fun snow fort in all the PILES AND PILES of snow we HAD : ) He used the snowblower to make a trail all around our front yard.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas from the GROOTERS FAMILY!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas came early with the Oosterhouse and Grooters side of the family

Steve, Heather, and Lake came to visit MI from CO for a while this past weekend so we got to celebrate Christmas with that side of the family early. It was a GREAT time to hang out and the kids especially liked spending so much time with there cousins : )

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 week appointment

I had my 12 week appointment for the new baby on Tuesday. Things looked great! At first she couldn't find the heartbeat (which I don't think is uncommon this early) so I got to have an ultrasound which was amazing. "He" looked so cute : ) and his little heart was beating away. "He" also was kicking and squirming and waving his hands so that was fun to see. I lost a little bit of weight, which is NOT NORMAL at all in my pregnancy...guess I'll have to work on eating : ) oh shoot!

Monday, December 01, 2008

We sent these T-shirts to family this past week!