Tuesday, October 30, 2012


We were so scared, the waves were HUGE (not) is what our side of Lake Michigan looks like.  Scary, huh?

I guess most of the wind and waves were on the Indiana/Michigan side.  Hope someone got pictures of that.


The beautiful sky before the storm:

The wind woke me up at 2:24 a.m.  It blew through every single crack in the house.  It was eery. 

Friday, October 26, 2012


During the day, we took care of "R."  Isn't he a cutie?

After "R" left, we piled in the car to head to the "Harvest Fest" at Westlake.  "Z" had to be there early, so "E" and I waited in the car for Dad to arrive.
Guess who had charge of the camera?
 One of "Z's" booths was a jail.  You paid two tickets to throw someone in jail.  They had to stay five minutes unless they paid more tickets to get out sooner.  Poor Mr. Lovelace (Bible teacher) spent most of his evening in jail.  I tried to get a good picture, but all you can see is the back of "Z's" head.

More pictures of the jail...
 Since Tim is a substitute at Westlake, he knows some of the kids.  Dad thinks this girl looks like Honor did in high school.  Do you agree?

It was a fun night!  We will head back there to pick up "Z" in about 1 1/2 hours.  Fun times!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DAY OFF!!!!!

What do you do when one child is off school and the other one isn't?

You finish school really quick and then go play putt-putt golf (the glow in the dark kind)!

I actually left the kids to play golf, while I walked two laps of the mall.  I told the attendant NOT to let them fight.  He just smiled.  BTW, if you want any art work done - the attendant was amaZing!

The kids had a blast!
Score!  Take a wild guess who had what score (they played two games)

Pearly whites!

Zachary has tomorrow off too, but we won't be doing anything special.  Elyse has three tests tomorrow.  Zachary has two jobs he should do if the weather cooperates.  Hope you all are having a great day!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Yep, partial!  We missed you Micah, Dan, Tim and Zachary.  It was a full day of chaos!

A precious boy Elyse & I took care of for a day.
Bristol playing the piano!
Finally, the puzzle is finished!
Proof I was there.

Watching the ducks.

I am sure my doll will love this ride!

They're here!



Ava Joy showing off her new earrings!

Five grands and one grand dog!

The reason for the get together!

No longer afraid of dogs!

I won't look at you, don't take my picture!

I did not step in the water!

Do all these things or die!

First born's family!

Who wins this discussion?


Erin making herself sick...

Grace giving it a whirl.

After Caleb's 10 minute spin, he couldn't walk, fell down and filled his clothes with wood chips.

Bristol's turn.

After this, we headed to Betsey's school to see her room, etc.  She really has some neat techno stuff - the grands loved playing with it.  The day was topped off at a Mexican restaurant.  What a crowd we were.  Jaden & Bristol were so cute together.  It was nice for Jaden to have someone to hang with - the pecking order just increased.

Fun videos!  Always good for a laugh or two!

That's all folks!