Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hailey’s back in her Calvin home :(

Kev spent 11hrs driving her back to MI today in the snow and rain. We miss her already but are glad she’ll be home in 2.5 weeks.  Hopefully this time she’ll have no hw. This trip was not very restful for her.  Poor girl.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Christmas busyness!

Those of you who know me know Christmas is my least fav holiday.  I don’t like all the fuss and holiday clutter, I don’t like cold, I don’t like shopping and wasn’t Jesus born in the summer?  But be that as it may I do my best to not be Scrooge-y. I’m often not very successful. But this year I’m knocking out the Christmas stuff.  It’s the day after thanksgiving (yes that’s still November!) and we’ve already been to rural king to get our cheap tall tree, been to the tree farm to get the kid tree, put up all our outdoor decorations and are almost done putting up our 3 trees, 5 kid trees and indoor decor.  Sometimes it’s mid dec before this is done.  We even fit in going to see frozen 2 at the tivoli.  It’s been nice.  Being sick for 4 weeks forces you to stay home a bit and not busy yourself with other stuff.  So while I don’t like Christmas I’m glad we’re almost done getting ready for it.  Now if I just didn’t have to shop for anyone I’d be sooo happy!๐Ÿคช. I am so not a gift person. ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A wonderfully blessed turkey day!

I think this was one of the best thanksgivings. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฆƒ Not sure why but it just made my heart full.  I felt like we didn’t fret or stress about stuff much and the family tI’ve we had was quality.  Kev’s parents put on an amazing Cracker Barrel spread and while only half the family was there, it seemed like the perfect amount. And we had a restful evening of our own family/movie time.  Just feeling very grateful to have all my kids under one roof (last year we’d lost one to Germany).  And thankful for what God has given me.  It’s more than I could have asked for ๐Ÿฅฐ

A great Cracker Barrel tday with our besties!

Loved our laid back easy Cracker Barrel turkey day with our best buds.  So thankful for them in our lives!❤️

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Our Hays is home!

First time home from college!  Very anticlimactic bc we just saw her.  And bc she’s been so much farther away for like 4 years.  And we didn’t even have to drive to mi or go to the airport to get her.  Gotta love college friend carpooling!  We didn’t even make the annual “welcome home” sign bc mama’s been sick. Though Shelb did make her a welcome home cheesecake!  She got home around 7:30 last night.  Made herself a grilled ham and cheese sandwich and chilled. Now she’s working on hw due tonight.  What prof gives hw due this week???  And the middle kids and I spent 2 hrs at the laundromat washing 8 loads of laundry due to a broken drier. ๐Ÿ˜ขoh joy.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hailey’s back in her Calvin home :(

Kev spent 11hrs driving her back to MI today in the snow and rain. We miss her already but are glad she’ll be home in 2.5 weeks.  Hopefully ...