Monday, April 27, 2015

Our Trip to Indiana

After a very long winter, Jeff and I decided that we needed to get away for a few days 
- just the two of us!

Our trip began after school on Tuesday.  We bid a fond farewell to the children and away we went!  I often forget to take pictures, so I made sure to take a picture at every stop and visit.  
Here ya go.... 

First Stop - Culver's in Belleville, Michigan.  My allergies were really bothering me which made my eyes itchy, hence no eye makeup.  :-)  The grilled hamburger melt and fried cheese curds were amazing!
My love and me!
Friends of over 22 years.  Out for breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Hammond, Indiana (with our bodyguard, Batman!)  Actually, that's Inez's grandson's booster seat.  

Inez, Virginia and Sandy at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana.

I had the privilege of observing my friend, Carrie, during a tour group practice.
It's been over 20 years since I attended a tour practice.  Precious memories!

Friends of over 25 years!  Yummy lunch at the Tomato Bar and a
very successful shopping trip

What a beautiful building!  We loved getting to join the folks at FBC for their Wednesday Bible study.
It was a joy getting to visit with Pastor & Mrs. Wilkerson after the service.

It's hard to believe that it's been over 17 years since we were both single attending church here.
I'll forever be thankful for this ministry.

We enjoyed having a late supper at the Round the Clock restaurant in St. John with our friends
Eddie & Jamie Lapina.  The fellowship was sweet and the lemon rice soup was surprisingly amazing!
I'd never tried it before and it was just delicious.

We decided that for every meal, we would try a restaurant that we could not enjoy at home (or within an hour of home.)  On Thursday for lunch we ate at Potbelly.  Yum, yum, yum!  We had "The Mess" wrap with loaded baked potato soup.  Happy tastebuds!



Baskin Robbins!  Need I say more?

Deb and I sang in a quartet when we were both college students.
Then she was my tour group trainer the first year I traveled on tour.  I
Michelle and I were roommates in college.

Michelle and I have been friends for so many years.
Her eldest son, David, was born just a few months before
Luke was born.  It was fun having babies close to the same time.  Now they're both taller than us!

What an extra special treat getting to visit with our friends, Emilio and Tina, on the way home. 
(Photo credit to Little Emilio, age 2) 

Home, Sweet Home!
We had a really great time, but there truly is NO place like home.
Of course, after being just the two of us for a couple of days, Sophia didn't waste
any time in weaselling her way in between us.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Our pretty/rough and tumble Olivia Faith

Here are pictures of Olivia - the first one taken on Christmas Day and the second one taken on Boxing Day.  She is a sweet little princess and loves to get dirty with the best of them.  We sure love our precious Livy Lou!

Luke a driver??????

Lukey Boy is growing up!

It's so hard to believe that this year, Luke will be taking his driving test.  I must admit that it will be a little nice to be able to send him to the store for me, though.  :-)

He'll be 16 in September, but he was pretty happy to get his instruction book in his stocking for Christmas from Oma and Opa so he can get a head start on studying.

Olivia and Sophia

I just LOVE this picture.  It was taken on a Sunday afternoon.  Olivia had awaken from her nap and wanted to give Sophia a treat.  She was unable to reach the treat jar, so she improvised.  I love that Sophia is just sitting there like a good girl waiting patiently for her treat.

My boots!!!!

My boots!

Since our accident in 2003, due to the inflexibility of my prosthetic foot, I have been unable to find winter boots that I could get to go onto my foot.  But not this year!

This year I was able to find these nice, warm and CUTE winter boots.  My foot has been warm and cozy throughout the very cccccold and snowy winter we've been experiencing.


AJ got braces!

These pictures were taken before and after AJ got his braces on his top teeth.  Now he has them on both top and bottom.  They are estimating that he'll need to have them on for about 18 months.  He goes on March 4th for his first tightening.  Years ago, they used to actually tighten them.  Now they replace the wire with one a little less flexible, gradually getting stronger and stronger.  I think his teeth have already moved a bit.  He was pretty uncomfortable for about three days after he got them, which I remember being pretty typical.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Introducing Sophia FaithAnne Harris!
Born on November 17, 2013.  
Joined the Harris family on January 18th, 2014