Super Saturday #14

Hurray for Super Saturday #14…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) at the rehearsal dinner, an amazing, beautiful letter for Scott from Lauren…it touched everyone’s heart…as she gave him his wedding ring for the ceremony (if you want the story, let me know)  :)

Scott reading his letter...

 

emotional Lauren watching him...

2) yesterday was our Out-of-Towners’ BBQ….held in Chad and Shannon’s back yard for Scott and Lauren

very popular:)

with Lauren's grandparents

enjoying the shade

Roxy gets to come to the picnic

the boys with Tom and Krista (my brother and sister-in-law)

love 'em

a little one, picking apples!

Mary, with her hubby and her sisters

relaxing in the shade...

family :)

babies included:))))

end of the evening with a tired puppy!

 

We had hot sun and bright skies, then clouds came in….and, in perfect timing, at the very end of the night, the skies opened up and it POURED for hours! We’re all assuming that was to get it out of the way for a more important day!!!

3) The most exciting of all…. today is the day of the wedding!!

These two are lovely together, and I couldn’t be happier or more honored to be the one to make them husband and wife!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Memories of Put-in-Bay

So….a bachelor party at Put-in-Bay???  No, not Scott’s…but he did attend one recently. It brought back some memories of the great fun we used to have when we took our boat and spent the night at the Crews’ Nest Marina. We toured the island, swam in the pool, and enjoyed sleeping on the boat…conveniently named Freddie and the Dreamers!

Scott would have had this look long ago when figuring out what the partiers were doing at the main marina…

But at that time we were having our own party!!

Both on the boat and off!

Memories of great times…always wonderful!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #13

Hurray for Super Saturday #13…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) one week from today….we CELEBRATE :) :)

 

2) out to eat with my favorite people…and L got to make the reservation with her present name for one of the last times!


3) met with my Monfort buddies…soooo much fun!! Thanks, everybody:)

thanks for hosting, A!!

 

We all keep breathing this week, rehearsal and dinner, backyard BBQ,   …… and the wonderful wedding!!!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

End of Summer??

Children…summer fun!! And then so soon it’s time for school to begin again….

So much fun over the years….little guys, big guys…doesn’t matter! Back yard, on vacation, alone or with friends. Michigan is a beautiful place to PLAY!

But then, back to a new, fresh year of learning in school! Exciting for most…ready for friends and new classrooms!

If you still have a few days of summer left…enjoy them:))

For those of you back in school, enjoy those days, also!!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #12

Hurray for Super Saturday #12…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) heading to the Armada Fair…Chad and the girls!!


2) interesting Fair stuff…on the 7th day of the fair, some of the exhibits are a bit gross, but the carving is beautiful…and be ready for Madagascar 3, 4, 5….you naughty monkey:))))

yuck...

 

3) Roxy…’sharing’ toys with cousin Seger!!

Loving spending the days with great people at the Armada Fair…fun:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Don’t Miss the Moment…

Being ‘ in the moment ‘ is such an important part of bringing joy and happiness to your family. A look, a nod, a smile, a hug….each makes all the difference in the world to all the people in a family, but especially to the little ones! These small gestures are not forgotten along the way.

Here is a beautiful quote by Rachel Macy Stafford:

 

“I’ve decided I don’t want my children to grow up without the loving hellos. I vow to let go of my distractions long enough to cause a ‘Sun Delay,’ meaning:

No matter what I am in the middle of doing,

No matter how inconvenient it is to look up,

No matter how ‘busy’ I think I am,

When my children walk in the room,

When my children hop in the car,

When my children and I are reunited after a separation,

The world is going to stop for a moment,

And when it does,

I will shine my love into their eyes and into their hearts

So my children see and feel how much I love them.”

© Rachel Macy Stafford 2013

In the rush of our busy lives and the abundance of distraction, sometimes the loving hellos and goodbyes get lost. Let us remember their importance today. Our loved ones’ joyful faces have the power to remind us how much these gestures matter.

Some beautiful moments to remember:

All of these moments with your children are precious…see them, love them, smile at them…wonderful:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Nearly There

It was time for the Bachelorette Party for L…with the Bachelor Party for S going on at the same time, but separately!!

held at S and L's house, before heading out...

L’s mom and I attended the early part of the party, before the carousing began :)

with her mom

with me

 

with many of her friends…

‘kiss’ cookies…

Roxy…all dressed up…

opening pretty presents…

Lots of fun with friends…celebrating with the bride-to-be..

Love and kisses to all of you!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #11

Hurray for Super Saturday #11…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) skies are blue, days are warm, nights are cool…

my beautiful view!

 

2) all three showers are done…all were lovely…the presents are here, waiting for a move!    …3 weeks to go :)

3) exercise?? …me, happy about exercise?? of course not…I’m happy I only have 19 days of arm exercise to go!!!!!

sticky notes...a needed visual to make me complete my plan!!

 

Lots of reasons for happiness…can you find yours?

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Final bridal shower…TLG:)

Our 400th post!!!  Special in many ways:))))

 

The last shower for Scott and Lauren…put on by the best friends ever, our Torch Lake Group!  We love them all sooo much! Thanks for always being there for us!!

the happy sweeties!

a beautiful day and a gorgeous setting

Lauren and her mom Mary

delicious stuffed mushrooms

...and crab puffs!

L with 'the moms'

S having fun with baby M

L's turn with little M

Scott and Lauren with Mary and George

aren't they cute?

TLG fun

more fun...

ready for gifts???

insider joke...we love these mugs!

special gift...from afar:)

gorgeous, right?

the BEST kids ever!!!

Happy!!!

 

An amazing day for an amazing couple!! It was a perfectly lovely shower with our TLG family!

Happy Parenting….from a very happy parent!!!

D and C

 

Super Saturday #10

Hurray for Super Saturday #10…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) a bridal shower with some of Lauren’s family…

L with her mom

 

beautiful tables

lots of L's aunts and cousins...fun:))

2) anniversary #5 for some very special people…

ready for date night...

 

with their cute little munchkin…

checking out some cereal...hmmm

3) a lovely quote from Maya Angelou:

“Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world.”

 

Life is Good!  :)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C