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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Puppy

I've really been enjoying being home with my puppy.  He's such a good dog!  I was expecting to come home to this big, over grown dog, but he's really not that much bigger than when I left.  He's such a funny puppy.  He bounces up and down when he wants food.  He throws his squeaky toys around the living room and pounces on them.  He's great for cuddling up with on the couch for a movie.  He thinks he fits in a little dog bed, but he really doesnt.  He's a funny dog.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


 Home is where you can dress up as a superhero and play golf in a gigantic sandpit just for fun.  
And no one will judge you.
In fact, they'll join you.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A little time with a little man

Before heading back to Alaska, I was able to squeeze in a few extra hours with this little guy.  I just sat and held him for a long, long time.  The next time I see him, he'll be nearly a year old and so much bigger.  Time goes by way to fast.  I cant wait to see him next summer!!!  Oh...Kas...I have an idea...how about you and Ricky go on your honeymoon next summer and the boys can stay with me!!!!   Yes...good plan!  Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Wedding Bells

The grand finale of my summer was the wedding of Sadie and Ben Priem.  It was a perfect day!  It was sunny and the perfect temperature.  The bride had the perfect summer wedding dress and the groom sported a pair of sweet shades.  The wedding was beautiful and the reception was perfect.  The bride and groom arrived at the reception on the back of a shiny Harley Davidson.  There was a big tent and all the family was together, including a few members of the Bethel family.  There was a ton of food and it was all the best summer BBQ stuff.  Seriously, the best corn on the cob EVER; somebody said it was Amish corn.  We sat by the fire late at night and Ben cooked us breakfast in the morning.  It was really a great way to end a great summer!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Camping around Michigan

 Angie, Avery, and I took a 10 day camping trip that started along the SW coast of Michigan and covered nearly all of the state except the UP and the SE/Detriot area.  We covered alot of ground on our trip and saw alot of what Michigan had to offer.
 At Silver Lake, Avery decided to bury me in the sand and Angie crashed her quad in the dunes.
 At Sleeping Bear, we climbed the dunes and saw an amphibious car drive through the lake.
 Avery ran all the way across the dune to the lake and back.
 We checked out the beautiful northern shore and bought tea from the only organic tea farm in North America.
 In Mackinaw City, we got rained on for the first time during our trip.
 So, we built a tarp city and played cards and dice and enjoyed each others company.
 Except Avery who mostly sat in the rain with his phone in a plastic bag and texted.
The camping trip ended with a wedding in Bay City, Michigan, but I'll save that for another post.