{a day in the life of the lubbers 2018}

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On July 7, as tradition goes, I documented in pictures, a day in our life as a way to honor Brenham on his due date. 
It's been so fun to look back over the years and see how our everyday lives have changed, and become so much easier! The kids are growing to be so much more independent, and that is a wonderful gift!
 It makes me tired to read the old ones when the kids were itty-bitty!

I wake up at 7:00 
I always start my day with a shot of ACV,  I mix it with apple juice and a dash of cayenne pepper. Then I start start brewing the coffee!

While the house is quiet I drink my coffee and do devotions, I've been following the online "Seamless" study with Proverbs 31 Ministries. 

I get ready for the day, throw in a load of laundry and head out the door at 8:00 for holy yoga class in the park. 
Robb and Grayden are just waking up as I leave

While I'm gone Robb gets the kids some breakfast (hard boiled eggs and smoothies) and gets stuff packed up for a trip to the beach!

I get home a little before 10:00,  grab a banana and peanut butter for breakfast and we all load up in the Jeep.

We make a stop at my favorite resale store to grab some deals during their dollar days sale! 

We grab lunch (subs for Robb and I and happy meals for the kids) on the way
to Millennium Park 

We all have a great time playing in the sand, lake and splash pad. 

We leave around 3:00 to take advantage of Sonic Happy Hour! :)

When we get home we all get cleaned up and have an easy dinner. 
I use some leftover shredded chicken to make quinoa bowls for Robb and I.
The kids eat the chicken plain with either ketchup or A-1:)

 After dinner the kids enjoy some down time while Robb and I walk a couple laps together up and down our road.

We end the night with a Netflix movie (Little Rascals!) and popcorn. 
We put the kids to bed at 9:30.

Robb and I head to bed to read for a bit before calling it a night!
And that's a wrap!

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{July 4th}

Monday, July 9, 2018

We had a fabulous 4th of July! 

We stayed slept at the cottage the night before and spent the entire day enjoying the sun and water!

morning devotions on the patio; not a bad way to start the day!

We got ready and headed out to downtown Fennville to grab some breakfast!

We spent lots of time tubing, jumping off the pontoon boat, and floating in the water

The boys joined their friends for the boat parade 

When ended the night watching fireworks from the pontoon boat

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{Hungry Horse Camping Trip}

Thursday, July 5, 2018

We had another incredible week camping at Hungry Horse with 4 of our favorite families! 

Some highlights were: face painting, hammocks, nukem, caps in the pool, dance parties!

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{Mississippi Trip}

Monday, July 2, 2018

We took a little trip with the family (for business) to Mississippi June 10-14.

We had a flight out of GR bright and early Sunday morning. 

She's a heavy packer!

ready for take-off!

wiping down the plane seat "because planes have lots of germs!" 
'atta girl!

layover in Houston 

We made it!

We had a shuttle service pick us up at the airport and take us to the hotel.
We stayed at the Beau Rivage Resort.

Everyone was so excited to swim and have lunch by the pool, so it was a major disappointment to see this sign when we headed down to the pool, especially when it was bright and sunny out! Little did we know how many other times we'd see that sign, or get kicked out of the pool over the next few day! Ugh!

At this point it was 3:00 and we hadn't had lunch or much for breakfast either, so we walked to the nearest restaurant to eat and wait out the "storm"

 At long last, swimming with Grandma and Grandpa

We swam til our hearts content until about 7pm when we got changed and headed for a walk to get a little dessert!

The next morning (Monday) we walked to Waffle House for breakfast!

 And back to the pool (you'll quickly notice a theme here for our MS trip, eating and pool time! ha)


We also had some business to do on the patio overlooking the ocean, since it was a "business trip" after all- family meeting in the sun is my kinda meeting! :)

the kids kept themselves entertained pretty well ;)

poolside lunch is served....

...and then they closed the pool again so we had to pack the food up and leave the pool grounds completely. We walked to the front of the hotel (where I got in trouble for wearing my bathing suit in the lobby, seriously!?) and sat on the front sidewalk and at there instead. 
 What a joke!

 It did eventually open again and we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing and trying to stay cool! It what HOT!

Mindy and I keeping tabs on social media ;)

For dinner we went to a seafood restaurant, McElroy's, right on the water

One thing I always want to remember about Grayden on this trip was his adventurous eating habits! He didn't want kids meals anymore, and he wanted to try new foods that he hasn't had before like crab cakes, sweet tea and biscuits and gravy. He's totally my boy when it comes to eating on vacation! Totally embracing Southern style food!

Later Monday evening the guys had a reception to attend,

The kids playing cards with Grandma in her room 

Tuesday the guys were off to go deep sea-fishing, and us ladies had deep-tissue massages!
But first we grabbed breakfast and had some pool time with the kids. 

Sadler's dream come true!

Sadler and Ella swimming

We had a cabana rented which was so fun for the kids, and me too :)

Then it was spa time! It was so amazing! I've never been to a spa like that!

Relaxing chairs to look out over the pool while you wait for your appointmemt. 
They had trail mix, apples, fruit infused water, juices and tea to enjoy too!

After my amazing massage, Lisa and I went into the steam room, sauna and plunge pools. 
They even had showers and a huge vanity area to get ready in. 

They also had this awesome yoga room with a monitor to choose video workouts from, and then it played on the tv screen. It was super cool. 
I didn't want to leave!

Enjoying a late lunch by that pool after the spa.
 I felt so spoiled!

The guys had a great, successful fishing trip!

Their boat coming in the channel!

Tuesday night we had dinner in the hotel restaurant. 
I had some of the best salmon ever!

And then we saw the circus show in the resort, it was amazing!

Wednesday breakfast in the hotel restaurant with the whole crew.

Back to the pool!

loving life with mini bottles of pop!

Disney TV in the shade when you need a swim break!

Wednesday night the guys had a customer event, so the ladies and kids just hung out a bit and went to bed early for our 5 am wake up call the next morning to head back home!

That's a wrap! 
Thanks mom and dad for a fun trip!

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