Summer Days

Mike kicking my butt at the bean bag game.

Happy baby!

Yummy Mr. Owl!

Handsome boys!

Tired baby.

5 months ago Mike had hardly ever held a baby, now look at him!  What an awesome dad!

Sleepy Baby

Garrett has been sleeping so much better!  Praise the Lord!  He’s putting himself to sleep, sleeping in his own bed, and sleeping 11 hours only waking up once to eat.  He’s napping so much better, too!  We are so thankful!

Ready for bed.


Congrats Mr and Mrs Stewart!

Adam and Stacy got married!  Woo hoo!!!  Mike and Adam lived together for 3 years and now him and Stacy live in the U.P.  It’s sad that we used to see them all the time and now maybe once a year.  We are really going to try to get up there and visit them more often!

What a beautiful bride!!!  We are so happy for you guys! 

My birthday was fun!  Mike went fishing in the morning with his friends, I watched TV and layed around.  We went out for lunch with everyone and then went to the wedding!  It was great to see Tooman, Jen, Brandt, and Carrie!  Then on Sunday we went out for breakfast with Tooman and Jen and then to Adam and Stacy’s to watch them open presents.  It was nice to hang out with them for awhile.  We took an extra night on the road and stopped in Mackinaw City for our anniversary.  We had a great time but I was ready to get home by Monday and see Garrett!

I sure missed him!


Happy Birthday to ME!!!

TWO days until my birthday!!!  I love my birthday!!!  It’s so much fun!  I really don’t mind getting older.  Every year gets better and better!  I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me!  On the other hand, I’m NOT excited about leaving Garrett for the first time, this weekend.  Our really good friends, Adam and Stacy, are getting married this weekend in the U.P.  and we are so excited for them!  So, Garrett is staying in Marion all weekend long with his grandparents while we go to the wedding.  It’s going to be fun, and I’m excited about sleeping a lot and spending time with Mike by ourselves but I’m VERY sad about leaving him for so long.  I know he’ll be fine and I know he’ll remember me when we get home but I’m still worried!

Monday is our anniversary too!  We are coming home Monday and I don’t know if I’ll get the chance to write on here before then so, Happy 2 year Anniversary, Mike!  It’s been the best two years of my life!  I love being married to you!  You are a great husband and an AWESOME  Daddy!   Thanks for all you do and for taking such great care of us!  Garrett and I are so lucky to have you!

Here is my cute little guy, jumping away in his jumper!

Tulip Time and 4 month appointment!

Yesterday Grandma S and Great Grandma  Stephenson came to visit and we all went to Tulip Time in Holland.  We saw a lot of tulips and watched the Dutch Dancers.  Today, Garrett had his 4 month check up.  His ear infections are gone!  Woo hoo!  He weighs 16 lbs and 5 oz and is 25 1/2″ long.  He also got some shots.  He wasn’t very happy about it but was very brave and only cried for a minute.

Staring at the trees outside.