Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kitchen After Picture

Way to go Jeff!
You are the only handy man for me.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Learning at a Young Age

"Girls go to Mars to get more candy bars,
Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupid-er."
As quoted to me by the girls from what they heard on the school bus. There are times, I just want to say, "Amen Sister", but then remember I am the mommy.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

David Crowder Band is Way Cool

Does anyone else think he looks like Waldo from the "Where's Waldo" books but with a goatee?
Last night Jeff and I went to a youth concert. O.K., are you done laughing yet? I heard that the David Crowder Band was coming to Kalamazoo and the tickets were just ten bucks (definitely speaking my Dutch language) and so I went ahead and bought two tickets for our thirty something selves. It was quite simply, AMAZING! Their music is incredible, their energy boundless, and to see hundreds of hip young people lifting their arms and singing each song word for word to the Lord was INSPIRING. The only time I felt "old" at the concert was when a beach ball went bouncing off my head. =) To which my ever supportive husband said, "Come on old lady, be ready next time!" My favorite song ever is "Foreverandever." Everytime that song comes on when I'm running, my pace gets faster and faster and faster and faster. (If you know the song, you get it.) As the high schooler prayed before the concert, "we rocked our faces off for Jesus."

If you have time to check out another group, check out One Time Blind. This is a foursome that acts out hilarious, relevant, and thought-provoking dramas. All in all, great date night that included; Mom and Dad Guikema taking all three kids overnight (yipee), quick bite to eat, concert, & a quick trip to Meijers at midnight. Morning included waking up to an alarm, woodchipping our flower beds, going out for coffee and a scone, and meeting the family at Paige's soccer game. Great night, great day, great grandpa and grandma, great life!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

a picture IS worth a thousand words

May has been filled with lots of school musicals and even a Bible study "concert".
(Check out the kid stretching next to Zoey.)
Paige sang a solo along with several other kids in her grade & did an amazing job.
(Camera failed but video camera captured it all!)
Jeff trying to entertain Zach during Grandpa's
retirement party.
Zach is one cool dude.

Zoey dressing up with neighbor Avery.

Paige & neighbor Caitlin in their trendy matching outfits.
(Paige lost her two front teeth at Christmastime &
we are finally starting to see some white coming in.)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ode to my neighbor Patti

(Patti is on the right with her best friend.)
Definition of an ode: "Simply a poem that contains some form or rhyming pattern about a certain subject and contains the word 'ode' in the title." "Lyric, pure and simple."
A mother of four boys
She is a woman filled with many joys
She spreads it gladly to friend and neighbor
And even to the perfect stranger.
She is the one you call at ten
To tell her you're out of baking powder again
Or maybe just to chat or vent
To me she is just heaven sent.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Continuing on with my deep entries:

Tim Daly was born in 1956. Which would make him 51? OH - MY - WORD. Nice job aging there Timmy.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Opinions Please

How many of you think it's unrealistic that
George has two hot chicks fighting over him?
(And isn't his character getting Annoying with a capital "A"?)
And did you like the "Addison spin-off"?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

10 Things I've Learned over the Years

My how time flies

              1. When a kid needs to poop, he/she won't eat.

              2. Men stink at "spot staining".
              3. A library book is an elusive thing to find in the morning ... as the bus is coming.

              4. Good neighbors don't need good fences.

              5. When your dad cries, so will you. (Except much longer and harder and will leave you with a nose that resembles Rudolph's.)

              6. Going without a little makeup is no longer an option.

              7. Same can be said about going without a bra. Not an option.

              8. Mother's Day is a test for all men.
              9. A bed made by a kid looks very different than a bed made by mom.
              10. If you have a zit on your face long enough, it is appropriate to name it.

              Saturday, May 05, 2007

              Tribute to my Dad

              Congratulations Dad on a great teaching and coaching career. As you retire this spring from Calvin College and a teaching career that spanned over forty years, I hope you realize what a positive impact you have made on your students, players, other faculty members, and your family. "This is your Life" in pictures & we look forward to taking many more in the years to come.
              And way to go Mom! You can officially retire now too.
              "Behind evey successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife." Groucho Marx

              Wednesday, May 02, 2007