Saturday, May 28, 2016


A friend of ours is amazing with wood.  We employed him to refinish the table from Gma Rumley's house.  He did an amazing job!


Before again...

Close up of before...

 And now the after:

That is Corbin in the background eating crackers...

Did you know the table was made out of mahogany?  We didn't.  It is gorgeous.  Almost too nice to eat off of, NOT!

Friday, May 27, 2016

HE DID IT!!!!!

Last night was Zachary's graduation.  It was great to have so many of our family there:  Luke, Lacey, Grace, Caleb, Ava, Jaden, Kai, Princess, Emily, Jackson, Judah, Erin, Bristol, Corbin, Tim, Elyse and me!  We missed Betsey and Micah. 

Walking in!

Patiently waiting?

#10 in his class out of 379!  Woo-hoo!

On his way to the stage...

Blurry, sorry, but heading up the stairs...


Shaking hands with Mr. Feinstra, the principal.

Entertaining children - thanks, Grace!

One proud papa!
Erin's family...

Luke's children...


Sisterly love...

Very proud parents - great job, Zachary!

The "kids" - missing Betsey & Emily!

Beautiful campus in the background...

The grands, minus Jackson & Judah who went home early...

Culver's for dinner and a treat!

 It was an LONG, AMAZING night!  Congratulations Zachary!  You are amazing and we are very proud of you and your accomplishments.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Emily and Elyse had their second "craft" show today.  They had gorgeous weather!  It couldn't have been any better. 

Emily hauled all of this before Elyse & I got there...impressive!

Setting up the canopy...

Beautiful set up...

Beautiful sales people!

This show was a huge success!  Great job, ladies!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Last night we went to the senior awards ceremony at Hudsonville High School.  Zachary was honored for several things.  He was afraid that he was only going to get the perfect attendance award (which would make him mad).  That didn't happen at all.  He was highly honored.

Front of the program...

Zachary is #10 out of a zillion students...

His specific awards...

I know it is hard to read, but click on them and it might be better, I don't know.  We are very proud of Zachary.  He has done an amazing job in his high school career.  We celebrated at Culver's for ice cream (Tippy Cow was already closed or we would have gone there).


Saturday, May 14, 2016


Lacey, Grace, Ava and Baby "C" joined us for our Mother/Daughter Tea.  Here we are in all our glory!

 Our table mates:  Becca, Emma & Zibby Zuber.

 Two of my many favorite people!

Sunday, May 08, 2016


After working all day at the new house, we went to the Whitecaps baseball game.  Our tickets included the game, a hotdog, pop, and fireworks.  We about froze to death.  They said it was 64*, but we think it was more like 34*.  We weren't prepared at all for the cold.  Elyse had on shorts and flip flops, thankfully, she had her hoodie with her.  The rest of us had coats, but they still weren't warm enough.  It was a long day of work, and a late night at the game.  We are exhausted.  But, it was a good day too!

Proof that we were there...!

Tomorrow we are going to work some more on the house.  It is coming along!