Archive for July, 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

last days of summer

The past week and weekend were super busy. We’ve been taking advantage of the warm, summer days with lots of activity. The girls and I met up with some other moms and kids for a day at the beach. Instead of the usual lake beach that we’ve been going to, we headed to Lake Michigan. […]

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

fishing is in the genes

Mike got another opportunity to take the girls fishing. They went down to the local lake (same place we go for the beach) and met up with another dad with his kids. The group had some good luck with catching little sunnies. Mike was impressed with the girls’ desire to put on their own worms […]

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

other jim, the senior

Boy, my extended family is really growing up. I have yet another nephew who is about to move on to the real world, Jimmy. However, he no longer likes to referred to as Jimmy and prefers Jim, but his dad is Jim so his mom has aptly nicknamed him “Other Jim”. While traveling in Minnesota […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


Once again, behind my back, Sara was commissioned by my husband to make an accessory of which I would have disapproved. A neck scarf. This would not be a trendy neck scarf that you may have noticed a man with metrosexual qualities wearing. No. This would be more in line with that of a Ralph […]

Monday, July 13th, 2009

primates, birds, and fish, oh my

The zoo pass got put to use another time last week. We decided on Wednesday to go with another family, and the day was fabulous (cool and not very sunny). Of course, my body gave out after 3 hours of walking. Fortunately, we saw the animals that we didn’t get to see on our first […]