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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

...we interrupt this blog

..for a commercial break.  My friend Joelle turned me on to these while she was visiting and I can't seem to stop eating them (I'm still trying to decide whether to thank her or CURSE her!)!  I recently took them to a barbecue and people were raving about them.  It's a really good thing I don't live closer to Trader Joe's.  I'd be in big trouble...
... and now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summa-time!!!

When the weather turns warm again, I can feel myself start to awaken from a nap I didn't plan on taking.  My senses are overwhelmed with the smells, the colors, and even the sounds of summer.  I know technically it isn't summer until next week, but in our home, we are in full swing.  Some of my {many} favorite things about summer are:

~the farmers market

~warm pavement under my bare feet (even after the sun has gone down)

~the smell of a bonfire and my neighbors grill.

~4th of July.  I love my country.

~up north on Lake Leelanau, just nothing better than the pace up at LL. 

~lack of a "schedule".  I hate schedules. {yeah, hate's a strong word and I don't use it often, but I feel THAT strongly!}

~Snugly mornings with my kids

~morning coffee on the back deck my hubby

~ATTEMPTING to grow herbs and flowers.  {Blake has to help me, he's the only one who remembers to care for them}

...you get the idea.  But if you still can't picture it, here are a few snapshots to show you what summer looks like so far in our family.


{Welcome to the world little Darrius}

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Just in time for fathers day...{family photos}


I got to meet a great family a few weeks ago and caught some sweet moments with dad.  I figured I would share a few with all of you!






Friday, June 4, 2010

{meet the family}






allow me to introduce my niece, Grace.



A few things you need to know about her {in no particular order}



* She had a very rocky start to life


* She has a voice like an angel



* She is a tiny bit boy crazy {not unlike her auntie at her age}



* She is an encourager



* She LOVES God, and puts him first with EVERYTHING.



* She also loves her family and genuinely looks forward to time together {I know!  rare for a teen!}



*She's GORGEOUS. see?