Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So yes once again it has been a few weeks since I posted. There hasn't been much going on except for lots of Beach time, fishing, jetskiing, tubing and fun with friends. Ben and I finally feel like we have a break and some time to relax, even though time is going so fast and we both worked a lot the past few weeks and we have had company up as well. I can't believe next week is August! Time is flying by but at a much more enjoyable pace then last year did. I have already out beat last years days at the beach and today Ben and I were playing in the big waves and I just said "I feel so lucky, we are so blessed to have what we have and live here. I honestly wouldn't want to be anywhere else right now." I have felt that way all day! I love our life and I am so happy and we are truly blessed with what we have.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
So this past weekend my Brother and his family came up. The last time we saw them was the beginning of May. On Saturday morning we went down to the penny fair and Rylie got to play all the games and win tickets. Then on Sunday we had an awesome fireworks show right at Maranatha and on Monday we had a big summer birthday celebration for (Bre, Myself, Dad, Rylie, Trevor & Ben) and Rylie got to open all her presents which she was super excited about and got to blow out candles! After that Ben and I headed down to Grand Haven to watch the fireworks there with friends. It was a wonderful weekend and I feel so blessed to have wonderful family on both my side and Ben's and also just to have Ben in my life and share these times together with.
Here are a few pics of the girls from this weekend.
Friday, July 1, 2011
So for almost a week, Ben, Reggie and I went to Grayling with Ben's parents to relax and well mostly fish. It was a wonderful time and relaxing and we did do a lot of fishing for sure. Every night we were there we went out hoping for the hatch. Sadly because of the weather it didn't happen when we were there but it still was a good time. During the day we would take the dogs to the state park or for stops along the river and we would also visit the downtown which was very small but had a few good shops and a tasty little old fashioned coca cola 50's diner which I loved. It would of been nice if the town was a little bigger and there was more to do or look at but the plus side of that being if it was a bigger town like traverse city or mackinaw or somewhere like that then I wouldn't want to go fishing every night because I would also of wanted to do different things. So it was a pro and a con you could say. Well there wasn't much we did besides those few things, so I will just leave you with a few of the hundreds of pictures I took! I ended up shooting a lot of nature pics which is something I really like doing and hopefully one day in my dreams I can have my own studio/gallery where they will hang... oh dreams. Even if that doesn't happen I still just love taking pictures, so here is a sample and for more you can check out the huge gallery I posted on facebook here...