Matt and I celebrated our 16th Anniversary this year. Hard to believe we've been married that long and together for over 20! We went to see Wonder Woman in Mishawaka with the lounge seating and went to dinner at Bar Louie. It was a nice night out together. We need to make time to do it more often. It's so important for a marriage, especially one with young kids! Love you, babe!
Saturday, July 08, 2017
The Sunday before July 4th (which was a Tuesday this year), we went up to ride in the boat on Lake Michigan with Papa H. and Gma. It was a gorgeous day, for the most part. We enjoyed riding around in the boat, swimming in the ice cold water, playing in the sand, and fishing a little.
|This girl is a water bug and LOVES her goggles!🏊|
|Steven taught the kids how to paddleboard.|
|Landon got frustrated when he couldn't get the paddleboard to do what he wanted.|
|He had much more fun fishing! 🎣|
We've been having lots of fun this summer and going to the zoo is always a highlight. Kristina, Caleb, Brooklyn, mom, Emmy and I headed over to Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend. Matt and Landon decided they wanted to go fishing.
Caleb loved all of the animals, but especially the tigers!
We took a little train ride around the zoo and ate lunch in the park. It was a gorgeous day and wasn't very busy. The kids did well and Caleb fell asleep on the way home!🐒🐪🐯🐢🐆
|pretty baby girl!|
The next day, we all packed up and headed to Beech Road to pick blueberries. Last year, just Emmy and I picked from our family and we ate all of them. This year, we brought along the boys and picked about 20 lbs worth. Plenty to eat and freeze for later!
|This boy picked a few berries, but mostly ate and played in the dirt! 😁|
Friday, July 07, 2017
The kids absolutely LOVE Bible School at our church every year. They ask about it every year as soon as school is out. This year the theme was Maker Fun Factory, God made you for a purpose. There were robots, Legos, 3D printers, and all sorts of fun building activities. They like to see their friends every night and learn about God.
Landon played baseball in the Wakarusa Baseball League this year. Last year, the Nappanee League had kids his age play with a pitching machine and he had a hard time hitting the ball. We didn't want him to struggle again this year so we went to Waky where the coaches pitch. He had a great year and LOVED baseball again. Another bonus is that the league is free!⚾
|Matt helped coach.|
Matt was in Boundary Waters on his yearly trip over Father's Day again. He had a nice group of kids and good fishing, but it was really cool and rainy. We were so happy to have him home again. The kids made some gifts for him.
|Everybody enjoyed Flat Top, even our picky eater!|
Friday, June 23, 2017
Since I didn't keep anything in my last box, I scheduled a new fix to come soon after. I still asked for some colorful pants and tops that aren't blouses, since that's mostly what I got in my last fix. If you haven't heard of or used Stitch Fix before, check it out here: Stitch Fix
Here is what came in my box:
Froxx Vivyan Scoop Neck Knit Top $48
I liked this top a lot. It was really comfortable and fit well. The problem is that I have 2 black/white striped shirts already, so I didn't feel like I could buy a third. 😁
These pants are awesome! They are really comfortable and I love the red! When I asked for colored pants, this is what I had in mind.
Here's the front and back of this shirt. It was really comfortable, but seemed a little plain for me. It was also a bit too big.
I loved the color of these pants as well. Unfortunately, I could barely pull them up. They were VERY tight.
This top was really comfortable and I liked the style. Unfortunately, if you look at the picture below, you can see why I didn't keep it.
It really is a fun service, even if you don't keep anything!