Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This was at the top of the dune looking back to where we started walking from. That water in the background happens to be Silver Lake. You can see some of the vehicles taking a break and going back for some more dune riding.
This is Matt and Amanda. We rented a dune buggy for them and they had a great time riding on the dunes. This little thing is not that powerful they had to keep going on some of the smaller dunes. They did attempt this big one that we climbed to the top of. If he could keep it going, he could make it. What a riot to watch them.
This is someone in a really nice buggy flying over the steeped part. This was why I wanted to stay down and take a few pics. This was from half way up the dune. We could not believe how fast and how daring some of these people are.
This is a view from the top of the dune. Lake Michigan in the distance. This is the steep that they had to get up and go over. Some would get stuck at top, or just stop, some would rest up there or wait for others in their group. Some had to go down backwards because they could not make it. This was not the steepest one either.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Matt, Amanda, Mitch, Mason, Shawn
On the rocks below the lighthouse.
This next picture you can see why I was not in the picture of the first picture! LOL
Really, that is someone who was skydiving and his shoot did not open up.
No really, just something funny to look at! We all thought it was a hoot.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Camping was great! I will add that post later with some cool pics!
Update on my step-son's Mom. Yesterday we find out that they misdiagnosed her and U of M said that she has Leukemia. Not the Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her white cells are minimal to non and will need a blood transfusion. The boys don't know this part yet.
Mason, the littlest one does not even want to go to the hospital to see his Mom. I think it scares him. Last time he came home and said he did not feel good and went downstairs and slammed his door and was crying for a while. I did try to comfort him.
Anyway, so this is a change and since you all are caring and praying for them I thought I would update you.
Maribeth----I am happy for me about the news of my new job. I just have to go tell our DON now. I will miss working with you guys, but I am always staying in touch.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I just have a little tidbit of info for ya and a little requests.
My two step-sons Mom was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma T-cell NK. (Cancer of the lymph nodes). She has been in the hospital the last couple weeks and not doing very well. The cancer is in the bone marrow and getting injections into her spine and now her brain. Mitchell(10) and Mason (8-soon) kinda keep things held in and don't want to talk about things. Mason is a little depressed until we get his mind on something else.
I guess what I am asking is prayer for their Mom and the two of them.
Also, we are going camping this weekend up to Silver Lake at Jellystone, Yogi Bear campground. We will have a great time. I will show pics and write a posts after we all get back.
Everyone enjoy your weekend.
The cooler weather is great for sleeping and opening the windows for some fresh air!!
Short summer though!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
GRAND HAVEN HAS A MUSICAL FOUNTAIN. THEY PLAY MUSIC AND HAVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MUSIC ON CERTAIN NIGHTS. IT ALWAYS PLAYS AT DUSK AND IT IS PRETTY NEAT TO WATCH THE FOUNTAIN FLOW AND SWAY TO THE MUSIC. IT ALSO HAS VARIOUS COLORS THROUGHOUT THE FOUNTAIN SHOW TOO.
NOW FOR SOME FIREWORKS! THESE WERE ALSO DONE TO MUSIC AND THIS WAS A SPECATCULAR SHOW. JUST LIKE EVERY YEAR AT THE COAST GUARD FESTIVAL. THIS FEST ALWAYS PUTS OFF THE BEST FIREWORK DISPLAY THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN.
AS YOU CAN SEE THEY SET SOME OFF ON THE WATER OR NEAR THE WATER AND THEN UP ON THE HILL ABOVE THE MUSICAL FOUNTAIN.
PRETTY NEAT HEY?
THESE ARE JUST A FEW PICS OF THE ONES THAT I HAVE. ALSO I DID COMPETE WITH A TREE BRANCH. OH WELL, THEY STILL TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD I THOUGHT.
HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED THE SHOW!
This is the ship from Canada.
Kara and Shawn at the bell in Grand Haven. This was on our way to the ship.
We were on the back of the ship and I seen the flag and had to get a shot of it. So cool how it was blowing in the breeze and in the background see the boats and Grand Haven lighthouse in the canal.
This is a couple of the service people starting the parade. I don't know their names but I am thankful for the service that they do for our country. This is Tom (in the State hat--which I raz him about all the time--I like UofM). Next to him in the white shirt is Bill, he is also in the CG. Actually all those people in the picture and then some are people that serve in the CG and their kids in the kids parade. My boys are Mason (orange hat), Mitch (red shirt), Shawn (brown shirt, red bike and a whole TWO balloons). He did not want to put much effort into decorating his bike. Oh well!
This is Amanda, she had to get some candy at the parade since the boys were in the parade. She did not want me to take her pic, but I did anyway.