Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Suzy's First Day

Suzy is taking classes at Washtenaw Community College.
She is getting her basic classes out of the way
while on a waiting list for nursing.

Here she is on her first day of school.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kiki's Visit

Kiki drove back to Ann Arbor with Peter at the
beginning of January. It was so much fun
having her here! We're looking forward
to another visit soon!

We celebrated Joanna, Deborah and Peter's birthdays.
We were sad Deborah wasn't able to be with us to celebrate
but we still made her a special plate. = )

The girls did a great job with the decorations!Reading a funny book Peter bought for us.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chalk Drawing

We have a friend in Minnesota that drew
this beautiful picture of the girls. It was his first
time doing a chalk drawing. We are quite impressed
and think he did a wonderful job! Thanks Matt!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Goin' Through Old Pictures

Looking through old pictures is always so much fun.
Here are a few cute ones we thought we'd share.


Our niece Joanna Estep
John and Jeremy
Joanna & Aunt Lydia

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy 28th Birthday Deborah!! Wish you were here
so we could celebrate together. We love you!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Joanna, Tabitha and Suzy went to North Carolina at the end of December. They went to see Jacquelyn graduate and spend time with the Webbs. It was a fun trip and it was great spending time with them as always.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More Pictures From Up North

The living room overlooked Lake Michigan. Isn't it beautiful!?

This palm tree was in the entryway. It went
all the way up to the 3rd floor!

Tabitha made us delicious grilled cheese.

John and Jeremy watchin' their sports

The bedroom we stayed in had a walk-in closet
and the walls were chalkboards.Tabitha made me a fancy cake!
Can anyone guess what the ingredients consisted of? :-)

We went skiing at Mt. McSauba and had a blast!
It was the perfect place for beginners.
When we got to the top of the hill (Mountain) :-)
we couldn't believe how beautiful it was.It didn't take John long at all before he moved on
to the advanced hills.
The boys did an awesome job
and it was their first time!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sledding Up North

We had fun creating ways to slide without a sled. :-)

Up North

Joanna, Tabitha, Suzy, John, Jeremy and Shannon went up north for the weekend. They're staying in a beautiful house right on Lake Michigan. Joanna is celebrating her 25th birthday there today!

Happy Birthday Joanna!
Suzy enjoying one of her many naps! :-)
We went skating at a little community outdoor
rink for only $1! It was freezing but a lot of fun!

Jeremy warming up by the fire.

We had to park in the street and hike up the long driveway since
there was so much snow. That's our house in the background.
Overlooking Lake Michigan.
Joanna's birthday brunch :-)
We all enjoyed sitting around the cozy fire that Tabitha made.
Notice Shannon's salt. :-) She didn't have a glass at the table.
John sporting his lei and anxiously waiting for
dinner of chicken, mashed potatoes,
cheesy broccoli and rolls.
Tabitha decorating for Joanna's 25th birthday.
This is Tabitha's fifteenth ten minute nap. :-)
Shannon took us to a little restaurant in Charlevoix
for fish 'n chips and fabulous burgers.
Suzy cranked up the heat in the hot tub.
It was quite shocking to go from below zero to 106 degrees!