Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Family Photoshoot Love

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So I got to take pix the other night of this wonderful family.  Emily is a friend who also works at Calvin and had her last baby on the way to the hospital!! She really has her hands full - in one hour, I took about 550 photos just trying to keep up!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beach Day

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We finally made it out to Lake Michigan this past weekend. Saw Big Red!

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And kites.

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And of course, Captain Sundae!

Monday, July 21, 2014


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I loved some of the stormy weather we had last week, so I took my camera out on the bike path.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Flash Back Friday

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just last summer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Bike Path, Part 2

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Every day, I bike along the Frederick Meijer M-6 Bike Trail.  It runs along the highway M-6 but if you look to the other side, it's quite peaceful.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Bike Path

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Psalm 30:11 ~” You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance; You ripped off my black mourning band and decked me with wildflowers. I’m about to burst with song; I can’t keep quiet about you. God, my God, I can’t thank you enough.”

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Canoeing, Part 2

So this was AFTER we flipped over. Thankfully, John's phone survived and he was able to take some pix.

The river was beautiful - it was a perfect day for canoeing!

Monday, July 14, 2014


I got a distressed call from Bridget last week and she was up north with her cabin from Camp on an overnight canoe trip.  I think most of them had flipped over in their canoes and all of the supplies for the overnight were wet. She texted later that night and they were all safe and dry back at camp!

So this past weekend, John and I went canoeing up on the Rogue River. The waters were high and lets just say, I am glad I did not take my real camera!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Flash Back Friday

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Maria, 9 months, 1992

Thursday, July 10, 2014


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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The Cairn at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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We walked by this.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Awesome Walk

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Looking north

I only brought my phone to take pictures with down the steep dune but it still managed to capture some of the beauty.

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Looking south

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Dune Climb

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We ran ecstatically to the bottom of the great 450 foot dune climb where Edward used to do his annual dune climb challenge There are warnings at the top that it is extremely difficult to climb back up and a rescue would cost you very much etc. Instead, we walked along the beautiful beach about a mile and a half north while John climbed up the dune to get the car and pick us up.


06-14 flowers-3382-Edit The modern world has had far too little understanding of the art of keeping young. Its notion of progress has been to pile one thing on top of another without caring if each thing was crushing in turn. People forget that the human soul can enjoy a thing most when there is time to think about it and be thankful for it. And by crowding things together, they lost the sense of surprise; and surprise is the secret of joy. - -G. K. Chesterton