Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall 2013 things to remember

Some random pictures of things I want to remember:
(yes i am almost exactly a YEAR behind)

Lots of leaves falling, and Campbell in her precious ballet outfit
 Family night fun with these cuties :)
 Campbell would sleep in the most unusual positions when we first moved here.
We transitioned her to a bed but she didn't like her bed that much at first so she would sleep on the ground in positions like this - it was so funny!
 story time with our sweet team girls
 our amazing board came in and it was SO great!
We are so thankful for them and the investment into our lives and our city!
 our living room was filled like this many times that first fall, from teams being here to help us out to sunday morning gatherings - it was fun to have a space for people to gather
 too much cuteness with this one right here
 and here is he when he first learned to walk
(funny how a year later - larkin is almost walking at the exact same time barron learned to!)

 our first cold snap
 first indoor soccer league with katherine and ian
 the kids loved playing around there
 this doesn't even capture the beauty of the fall - but a small glimpse and it was the backdrop of a soccer game so it was even better!
 first season on the scorpions!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Marables and Aunt B's first trip to Michigan

It was so fun with the Marables and Aunt B came up to visit us in October!
We were all so excited to see our family and to show them our new home.
October is the PERFECT time to come visit Michigan, 
cool weather, beautiful fall foliage, apple picking, everything is fun and it is even better when you have family to share it with!

We went to Zingermans Deli for our first dinner.
We usually only go there when we have out of town guests in b/c it is a bit pricy but its a classic ann arbor place that we have to expose everyone too :)

We went apple picking to Erwins Orchard one day
and it was SO MUCH FUN!
Apple cider, apple donuts, apples, pumpkins, and again FAMILY
made it such a fun experience!
sweet girl cousins :)

Aunt B loved the apple donuts :)
so does jayden

On another morning we went to a fun place called Three Cedars Farm -
it has a ton of fun things that the kids could do, like this corn kernel box, john deer tractors, animals, etc
it was so fun!

on saturday we all went to detroit to help out with MACC SPORTS which jason does every week, we helped clean up the fields so that they could do their soccer games there
it is such a neat ministry that MACC avenue does for the community - and it was fun to expose our family to "real" detroit and let them get their hands dirty while they were with us ;)

We loved having our family with us.  It is always sad to see them leave but it makes the times together that much sweeter.  And it helps when you are confident that you are where God has you.  Obedience no matter the cost is worth it!
Excited as I am typing this that my family will be here for Thanksgiving this year!
A lot more fun fall memories to be made!!!! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Team Retreat to Lake Michigan (oct 2013)

At the beginning of october we took a team retreat to Lake Michigan.
It was a great time to get away, get fresh vision and get ready to push again for the rest of the fall.
On our way we stopped at a apple orchard and picked some more apples (2/3 of the year ;))

I love seeing these pics and reminding me how little Barron was back then - cutie pie :) 

 As you can see - Lake Michigan is BEAUTIFUL
it really is like being at the beach.
the sand is amazing and their are waves as well!
it was pretty warm for october which was nice b/c the kids put their feet in the water and were able to splash around!

 The kids found these in the house we were staying in and thought they were HILARIOUS :)

 love this sweet pic of barron :)
captures him perfectly!