Sunday, August 25, 2019
It has been such a different summer here that I have not yet quite figured out what this summer looked like.
But, now it's over, which seems like a good time for me to do some more posting.
Our Sunday at the cottage was another WILD water day.
That is Jonge.
He's a great kid, but the wind and the waves do not obey him.
Strangely, this was only along the lake shore.
At the cottage, there was not much wind at all, and it was very pleasant!
THGGM and I sat on the deck and commented to each other that our entire family was in that lake.
Quite the rebels, apparently.
But, I can't.
So I pray.
They all lived!
Feintje reminds me so much of my dad.
They have very similar personalities and ways of accomplishing things.
Earlier in the day I had said to one of my kids that I wonder if there isn't just a little bit of my dad in this boy he never met.
Then, only hours later, Hertsje pointed out that I hadn't yet spilled coffee on my shirt (these kids KNOW me!). Immediately after she said that, I spilled food on my shirt. Feintje looked at me and said, "That's okay. Just tell them you are saving it for later." My dad said that ALL THE TIME!
Orderly, logically, and it must make sense to him.
Not sure either of them have ever said "whatever".
Saturday, August 10, 2019
This is the fourth time we have stayed here.
Every time we've gone we've experienced different weather and lake conditions.
Lake Michigan is FULL of surprises!
The lake was right there at the bottom of the steps!
Of course, there were games to play!
This one is called Kubb, or Viking Chess.
They ALL do love that!
Saturday, July 06, 2019
For a few of them we waited until July to celebrate.
June is a crazy-busy month, isn't it?
I did not get pictures of the food, but it was phenomenal. Son-in-law knows his way around a grill.
And the cake?! To die from! I had a piece. Truly, I speak truth.
I'm shall be eating extremely low carb this coming week in hopes of staying alive (and now that song is stuck in my head).
Wonderful parents and hosts!
(and to regrets that i didn't get pictures of everyone else's birthdays.)
Thursday, July 04, 2019
A lot of delicious fresh fruit
Ham and broccoli quiches
Yogurt parfaits with homemade granola and homemade strawberry jam
Why mess with perfection?!
Monday, May 27, 2019
They have lilacs!
What with it being my and THGGM's 41st anniversary today, I pretended that I did not have diabetes and ate like there was no tomorrow.
I love it.
At my house I would have to sit on my roof to get that same effect.
It would be difficult to balance my plate of food up there.
Seems to be a family favorite.
And how GREAT it was to just be OUTSIDE.
May 27, and it is finally feeling like winter may be done.
Monday, May 13, 2019
It was delightful!
Since I did not host, I made my own chalkboard decor, because I'm odd like that.
Famke made the stuffed strawberries, and THGGM made Lemon Fruit Pizza dessert.
I could hardly move after I ate.
These guys played Cockroach Poker.
I learn something new every time I am with any of these, my people.
Mother's with children at home don't really get to celebrate Mothers Day for themselves.
You have to wait until you're really old for that.
At least that's what my mom always said (kinda-sorta).
Well, just so you know, I had a WONDERFUL weekend.., so apparently.., I am really old.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
While at school, he tripped over a cord.
No concussion, just a nasty gash on the forehead.
Please do note that after the video I posted below, this boy popped right up and continued on with his day. But a simple trip over a cord lands him in the ER.
Life is weird like that sometimes.
So glad our boy is doing fine!