Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Yesterday, I was in my neighbor Faith's backyard which overflows with photographic opportunity. As we sat on the deck, these little Seuss-like plants caught my eye. It turns out, they are chives. I had no idea. She told me how easy they are to grow and I wondered how long they took, like if you planted them now. "Do you mean could you have some for supper?" she asked. Oy! Sometimes I wish I had more patience with gardening. . . maybe someday. For now, I can take pix.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Somewhere last week in the midst of the tulips and other spring flowers, Edward came home from Calvin. He arrived at 3am Thursday morning without fanfare, brought his stuff in which was there to greet us in the morning. He has incorporated himself back into the family and has been a joy to have around! I do need to get more milk now but I was mentally prepared. He works full time at Calvin(which is only 25 minutes away) in Information Technology and still runs a lot.
It seems like just yesterday that he arrived at Calvin, sent me the promised Facebook friend request, and I chuckled at his status. . . "College, lol."
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I haven't done a Love Thursday post in awhile. Well...yesterday, I went over see friends of ours from church - Jodie, Justin & their new almost 3 week old baby Joseph -- and of course to take pictures. I couldn't wait! They were having fun being a new family, you could just tell.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
One of the highlights for sure of last weekend was our invitation to Paul and Deirdre's house in East Grand Rapids. Paul made one of his specialties, Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Honey and wild rice, and it was amazing! We had a salad with homemade dressing that I remember had lemon in it. The night was so, so fun with good conversation, laughter, great wine, and my fave, mint chip ice cream. To quote D,"Every night should that much fun."
What could make it more fun? Well a photoshoot in the living room, of course. Here's Deirdre's Nikon version of the shoot which looks so awesome, almost as if she used white backdrops. These are some of the pix I took:
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Last Friday night, Maria went to the prom with her friend Injae. Of course, I was excited about the photo op!
The photo below might be my fave of 180 pix. They look like royalty sitting by the duck pond (said the mom).
Monday, May 11, 2009
We've been in the process of recovering from a very bad computer virus and I had over 250 photos backed up on my camera and maybe just a few stories to tell leftover in my brain. This past Saturday morning, John ran in his 5th consecutive 25K River Bank Run which goes roughly along the Grand River in ole Grand Rapids. The big excitement this year was that Edward ran in it for the first time and he finished in 1 hour, 42 minutes for the 3rd place medal in his division. Rain poured down for the first half of the race.
Edward crossing the finish line.
John had an offical time of 2:21. It's funny to compare to the first post I did on the run 4 years ago when I was still a baby blogger.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
May 2009 in front of our house
This morning after church, I held the baby I photographed about 10 days ago and wished I again had my camera since she has changed so much. Next time. We enjoyed a cookout today on the deck with our 3 teenagers who thought it was so funny that they gave me kitchen scissors since too often, the kitchen scissors I had before had been carried off for other purposes. I loved them!
Friday, May 08, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
It's a surprise every time I go to look out at the bird feeder. I took a few shots of this one which John identified as a grosbeek (a rose-breasted one). In just 2 weeks, our little feathered friends have consumed nearly 20 pounds of bird seed!!! I don't think the squirrels have been eating it.
For a closer look at the cool bird seed, look below :)
Monday, May 04, 2009
Last Friday, as we entered into the last month EVER of waiting for the bus, I took a portrait of Bridget at the bus stop. She was looking so cute there anticipating Grandparent's Day. Most mornings I actually take her to school and this was one of the few where she rode the bus.