Sunday, July 31, 2011

{ Vacation }

Clockwise: Eric(my hunky redneck husband; Samuel and I; Eric's mom with Samuel,
Eric's sister and her son; and Samuel and I (top)

We got to see some amazing fireworks on the beach of a lake on our Michigan vacation! The above pictures were taken on the night before Fourth of July! Eric's mom, Eric's sister and her son, and my sister and her boyfriend , as well as Eric, Samuel, and I had a great time watching them!

Clockwise: Samuel holding a flag; Eric holding Samuel at the parade ; a cool red car;
Samuel and I; a horse drawn wagon in the parade.

We got to watch a really great parade in Dorr, Michigan with family members on the Fourth  I think the funnest things the floats handed out was frozen popsicles. Definitely hit the spot on a hot day!

Clockwise: Eric pushing the colorful umbrella : Eric and I sitting in the yard after the parade:
Samuel and his cousin looking at their great grandpa out the window; Samuel and I at the carnival

After the parade on the Fourth, we went to a carnival place and got ox burgers. Our stroller doesn't have a canopy, so we rigged up this colorful umbrella as a substitute! We probably looked pretty funny!
cute sights on the Island!

We went to this really cute island right by Holland, Michigan. We went to see this lighthouse below. It is called Ol' Red! It was a long walk to get to it, but really cool to see. It was right by the Harbor.

Clockwise: Eric, Samuel and I : Samuel and I by the Harbor:
Me on the Lighthouse steps: Eric and Samuel: Ol' Red Lighthouse

It was a really fun vacation! We hung out with family, did a lot of swimming at the Lake, I went out on the canoe with my husband, we brought Samuel to the kids pool, Ate yummy ice cream, Enjoyed the Fourth of July festivities, and rode around in a Ranger with my husband! So fun!

Monday, July 25, 2011

{Monday - Blessing Counting Day! }

Blessings #96 - #102

1) Air Conditioning to keep me cool!
2) A nearly 11 month old son with all of his antics to keeps me smiling!
3) Lots of laundry, purging and organizing clutter to keep me busy!
4) A husband who likes to swim at the lake to keep me having fun!
5) homemade pizza and  peanut butter milkshakes to keep me full!
6) Good sermons during campmeeting to keep me searching my heart!
7) Good books that keep me thinking!

"In Everything Give Thanks, for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus Concerning you."
-1 Thessalonians 5:18

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Bucket List

Do you ever dream of all the amazing things you want to do before you die? I do! Somehow, in my world, I actually believe that I can or will do all of these things! I think a big part of life is intentionality. Some of these things I will have to actually make it a point to learn how to do! So, here is some of my bucket list.

1) Travel around the world
2) Travel to Italy
3) Travel around in Mexico
4) Own a Hacienda, and have a fine restaurant in it!
5) Live on a Pacific Island
6) Visit an Opera
7) Attend a Broadway musical
8) Learn Italian
9) Learn French
10) Learn Portuguese
11)Visit all of the State Parks
12) Visit all of the National Parks
13) See the Grand Canyon
14) Have 14 kids
15) Homeschool my children
16) Learn to play piano moderately well
17) Learn food preservation techniques
18) Have a beautiful bountiful garden
19) Learn to make soap
20) Learn to make candles
21) Be able to make yummy pies
22) Make beautiful layer cakes
23) Hike the Appalachian Trail
24) Learn crochet better
25) Learn knitting bettet
26) Travel by truck through Mexico and Central America
27) Go to the Grand Ole Opry
28) Attend A symphony
29) Go jet skiing
30) Go parasailing
31) Walk along the Great Wall of China
32) Ride a Camel somewhwere in  the Middle East
33) Ride in a Helicopter
34) Ride on a passenger train
35) Visit all of the States in The Union
36) Ride on a paddle boat down the Mississippi River
37) Eat at some fancy restaurants in New Orleans
38) Visit all of the lighthouses in Michigan
39) Visit Mackinac Island in Michigan

........and I'm sure I will be adding more!

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