Tuesday, August 25, 2009


In the past I put going to the Doctor off because we didn't have insurance. Or because we had Medicaid and there were less good Doctors to choose from. And currently because i just didn't feel i had the time to search for a new Doctor and go to an appointment.
But Justin reminded me that we have insurance to use and to be thankful we do.

So i made an appointment and was able to address several medical problems. I was even able to pick up my predisonole at the dispensary located in the office!

I am so thankful that we have medicine and Doctors available so easily.


Carondolet Sky

The sky was intense as we explored Carondolet Park one evening before a storm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Writing

Jasper and his cuneiform tablet

Tullaia and her hieroglyphic scroll

We made these for our Story of the World chapter on First Writing. The kids are glad to have our current language and form of writing.

ChooChoo Cake

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 13 Birthday Boy

We are all blessed by this little boy. He is very loved...I am so thankful God allowed this surprise in our lives.
Tullaia still tries to pick him up. She got away with it when he was 5 months old. Now he kicks her.
In the hospital with Jasper.
We took Avery to Happy Joe's for his birthday. We gave him this choochoo afterward. He was very pleased.

Cutie Judy

Puppy...not quite as delicate as a poppy.

Yellow Poppy

And they only last a day...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Avery cried shortly after this was taken because the seagull flew in and stole his croissant.

Mom and Eric

Jasper and Uncle Eric on the Grand Haven Pier.

At the Hotel with Avery and his beach pose.

Buried Jasper

Jasper's beach pose

Maddy a new friend.

Health Nut

The kids and I drove up to Michigan to see my Gramma and brother. April and Opal joined us and my Mom met us there. My Dad also drove up later. We spent time in Grand Haven, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and South Haven. We even got to drive into the country to my Aunt and Uncles place for Gramma's birthday. Jasper said it looked like a "Nature Place".
The beach was incredibly fun. The waves were big. The sun was shiny. We barely fought at all.

In the Woods

These are pictures from our day trip with Justin's Dad to his property. It was a beautiful drive down there and the most perfect weather you don't expect in August. We found snakes, large juicy grubs, bones, bright blue skinks, amazing rocks, outhouse spiders, cypress knobs...fun fun.

Powder Valley

Last week we picked up friends and spent the morning exploring Powder Valley.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 1 Birthday Boy

This was taken when we arrived home with a new boy. Tullaia is saying "ima big sistor" over and over.

Mr. Plumpy
Two-year old

August 1 was Jasper's birthday!
Jasper's dinner menu included plain quiche, broccoli with homemade cheese sauce, corn on the cob and carrot cake.
After dinner we dressed up and took him down to the Loop. He got to choose a dessert location and chose Fro Yo.
We have had a wonderful 5 years with a funny and thoughtful boy!