Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday, Bridget!

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Bridget's birthday was this past Saturday which also happened to be the very first Konnigsdag. To celebrate, she had some friends come over for homemade macaroni and cheese and red velvet birthday cake!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Honors Convocation

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Maria being congratulated for making the Dean's list every semester at Calvin College! She graduates in May.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Flash Back Friday

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Bridget does know how to put up a tent - this was in 2006.  I think she's ready for Camp Roger.

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And this was the girls in 2008.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Downtown Celebration

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Such a cute little downtown of a cute little town. The wedding was in Celebration.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Little Harbor Resort

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We stayed here on Tampa Bay for a few days after the wedding.  It had a long pier where John could go fishing.

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It also had a nice hotel in front of a harbor.

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... a beach area,

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and a great view of Tampa Bay.

Monday, April 21, 2014


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We stopped to see our friends Skip & Gord on Anna Maria Island and I tried to capture photos of her favorite tree.

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My Aunt Becky said it looked like an "ent".

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Sure enough.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hunting for Manatees II

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We were bound and determined to see so manatees so Bridget and I went kayaking among the mangrove swamp area near the condo.  We saw dolphins and cool birds, but no manatees. We still had a great time!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hunting for Manatees I

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We stopped at the Manatee viewing center near Ruskin, FL before we could check in.

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Bridget is excited.

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She became a little "steamed" when there were no manatees!

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Monday, April 14, 2014


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That was a busy few weeks!  After the wedding, we went to Tampa Bay and stayed in a condo at the Little Harbor Resort, came home and worked for a few days and then went to California for a week.  This past winter really needed 2 spring breaks to thaw out.  The building above is the hotel area and below is the beach area and pier.  It was a nice place, but unfortunately, it never got very warm for the rest of the week. We had a good and relaxing time with Bridget!

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014


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We were all together last weekend in Florida for Tiffany's wedding!