Archive for 2015

{2015} Year in Review

Thursday, December 31, 2015


Bowling with the Rietman crew New Years Day

I host another Favorite Things party

I do the 'big chop' with my hair

Robb turns 31, we celebrate with a weekend in Traverse City

I surprise my friend, Corinn, at her baby shower

we go to an ugly christmas pajama party at the Flockstra's 

start a book study with friends from church every sunday night on Facebook 


Valentines Day

IF Gathering 

Brenham turns 7


The boys take swimming lessons

Sadler meets his birth mom

Girls weekend at the cottage

 First time selling at the Mom2Mom sale


Our new nephew, Jensen Lee, is born


Spring Break fun at the butterfly gardens

Sadler turns 4!

We spend a few days in Destin, FL with the Rietmans


Tulip Time fun 

Mothers Day

Grayden turns 6!

Boys have Wild Kratt's party

Both boys are in the Memorial Day parade

We see Wild Kratts Live!

Sadler's last day of 3 school 


Grayden's last day of Kindergarten

Jovie turns 18 months and we take some family pictures

Grayden goes to tennis camp

We camp in Traverse City for a weekend

Grayden plays T-ball

Fathers Day

camping at Cran Hill for a weekend 

Fun at the Children's Museum 


4th of July at the cottage

 Family outing to Boulder ridge zoo

 camping for a week at Hungry Horse

The boys go to a play at Hope Collage with G&G Lubbers

We check out a new beach in Fennville


We take second place (again!) in the Amazing Race with the Flokstras 

Spend a week camping at Tri-Ponds

Grayden spends a night in Shipsee with G&G R.

Jovie and I host a tea party

We have a fun night at Craigs Cruisers with the KR/WMI work party

 Grayden learns how to tie shoes

Fun at the Hudsonville Fair

Park night with friends


G&G L take the boys to saugatuck for a duck ride

Labor Day Truck Parade 

Outing to the Critter Barn with cousins

Back to school date with Grayden

Back to school date with Sadler

I turn 30!

Grayden starts 1st Grade

Sadler starts Preschool 

We pick apples at Cranes


We take a week long cruise to celebrate 10 years of marriage 

7 years post transplant

Our 10 year anniversary 

carving pumpkins

Halloween fun

First time trick or treating to houses

Fun at Catch Air with cousins


2nd annual Lubbers Hungry Games cooking competition 

We take a trip to Texas for a work convention


Fill shoeboxes for Samaritans Purse that were sent to kids in Tanzania 


Jovie turns Two!

We have a tutu party for her

Mom turns 60! We celebrate with hair blowouts and brunch 

I host my book study girls for a Christmas party 

fun downtown zeeland christmas festivities

live nativity at the critter barn 

The boys sing in the Christmas party at church 

My group goes out 2 days before Christmas and do random acts of kindness


New Years Eve at the VanOmmens

Thank you, Lord for blessing us so richly in 2015.

I thank you for keeping our family safe, I praise you for our health, and for restoring our bodies when we’ve been sick. Thank you for our jobs and for providing all that we need, and more. Thank you for the awesome opportunities we’ve had to travel and see the beauty you’ve created around us. Thank you for our children and blessing us with them.
Thank you for our marriage and for giving us 10 wonderful years together. Thank you for all the fun times we’ve spent this past year with friends and family and for the blessings they are in our lives. 
Lord, I pray for your protection over our family in 2016, and for continued health and happiness. We ask you to guide us in the year to come as we seek your will for our lives. We look forward to what your plan holds for us in the coming year. We know whatever comes our way, you will be there through it all. Help us to live our lives in a way that may please you in the year to come.

Happy New Year!!

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