Monday, July 15, 2013

Hiking out West. . .

Well, I have not posted in a bit and for that I do apologize. Around a month ago my family went on a vacation out West,we had a total blast!!!  My favorite adventure of the whole trip was definitely the hiking around Jenny Lake. The views were picturesque and the company was fantastic! We made so many memories: passing the last water bottle around and proportioning the sips, tripping over large boulders, hearing strange noises echo in the trees, laughing so hard our bellies hurt.
 Overall it was a wonderful day! 

  These little guys were so cute and this one followed us for awhile. 

The whole clan 

Our ride to the trail.

Happy Hikers!

This view was out of this world. . . .

My amazing parents 

Jack stepped in the ice cold water to get this marvelous picture.

The best family one could ever ask for! 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer break is here. . .

My Sophomore year has been completed and summer break has begun! 
I was not very diligent in updating my blog this past semester of school, and I do apologize. I was honestly very busy with school and such. 

The school year ended off with a fun college activity to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. 
I had never been before and was anxious to spend half a day roaming around in a small town set in the 1800's.  From railroad junctions, to Edison's workshop, Henry Ford's Model T and much more.  

Matthew and Me ;)

The weather was absolutely perfect! 

I loved this windmill! 

Edison's actual workshop where all his inventions were made. 

The Wright Brothers' first bicycle shop. . . 

Cruising around in a Model T 

Our driver :) 

All in all it was a very enjoyable day!
The college students have returned home and work, work, work, is what I have planned for this summer.  I will definitely be posting more during summer.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Amazing family!

Happy Easter everyone!! :) 
I know, I know, a little late, but better late than never, right? I really am busy with school work, ministries, and work, true story. 
I find I am most happy when my whole family is here including: Mom, Dad, Brooke, Nicole, Jack, and also Matthew! And this Easter they were all at my house! I absolutely loved it! I could have probably had an emotional melt down as we all sat around in the living room playing a board game. I looked around at everyone. My amazing parents whom I am so thankful for! My eldest sister and my brother, there love story is incredible and such a blessing.  My other sister Brooke who I believe makes the most incredible teacher in Ohio and whom I miss terribly. And lastly Matthew, my wonderful boyfriend! 

Beautifully decorated table by Mom and Brooke. 

Roasted Chicken yummo!

The happy couple :) 

Imaginiff. . 

Matthew and I :)

Love these two ladies deeply! 

I thank God for the special family he has placed me in! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fun Times. . .

So much has happened this past month and a half. My sisters Brooke, Nicole, and my brother Jack came up one weekend and we were able to catch up! I always enjoy having my whole family here, we have such a blast! We also were able to get some good pictures since my favorite photographers were in town! :)

It was a beautiful, snowy winter afternoon! 

Love these two!

So thankful for sisters. . .

Than a couple weeks ago the college went on a activity to Michigan for the day where we went tubing in the snow. I was not able to participate in the activity since I am still recovering from my surgery but we still had a great time! It was absolutely gorgeous outside. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining, there was a good amount of snow on the ground. Everything made for a wonderful afternoon! 

Steph and Jake

The line for take off. . .

Matthew and I :)

Will post again soon! 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Great Stay. . .

This past week Brooke and I had the privilege to go visit my eldest sister and awesome brother-in-law. It was such a great stay filled with crazy sister pictures, yummy yummy food, lots of catching up, nail painting, putting late night face masks on, a full game of monopoly, and last but not least making popcorn in a whirley pop.  :) 
I love my sister and brother so much and was sad to leave their adorable abode! 

Love these beautiful girls so much! 

Aren't they just so cute? ;)  Jack treats my sister like a princess and as her sister I can't ask for anything more than that. 

Never have I played monopoly all the way through, but I absolutely loved it! :)

Your mouth is watering is it not? :)

Brooke and I kinda got carried away :)

Brooke didn't get the memo to just act normal! 

Thanks Jack and Nicole for giving us a great stay!