Archive for 2017

{2017} Year in Review

Sunday, December 31, 2017


We spend New Years Day watching Moana in the theater with the Rietman clan

Jovie takes her first ballet class

I take a girls trip to Fort Lauderdale for a long weekend

Robb turns 33

Annual Flokstra Costume party

Sadler goes to soccer camp

Grayden goes to basketball camp 

Annual favorite things party


3rd Annual IF: Gathering Weekend

2nd Annual Woven Retreat

Robb and I attend a Weekend To Remember marriage retreat 

We celebrate Brenham's 9th Birthday 


I launch my new business as a Noonday Ambassador

Grayden gets 1st place for his first pinewood derby car in Cadets

We take a road trip to Flordia...

and take a Disney cruise

We check our the Ark Encounter on our way back home

Watched my dad drive a Porsche around a race track for his birthday gift

Easter Sunday

Sadler turns 6

We celebrate the boys' birthdays with a dinosaur theme party


Mothers Day

Grayden starts baseaball

Tulip Time

Grayden turns 8

We take my dad's truck in the Hamilton Memorial Day Parade


The boys finish 2nd grade and Kindergarten 

Sadler plays t-ball

Fathers Day

We spend a week camping at Hungry Horse

Family trip to the Zoo

4th of July at the cottage

the boys go to nature camp 

sisters weekend in Chicago

Tractor pulls at the fair

K&R summer party at the park 

Sadler spends a night in Shipsee with Grandma and Grandpa R

Grandpa and Grandma L take the kids to a Hope Theater play

Long weekend camping at Dunes Harbor

Meeting new cousin Bennett

Camp Geneva Day camp for the boys

Robb and I take a (day) trip to Port Huron 

Watching the solar eclipse from the beach

Hudsonville Fair

Family bike trip


Labor Day Truck Parade

Family pictures

The boys start 3rd and 1st Grade

Family WhiteCaps game

Grayden starts soccer

Sadler starts soccer

I turn 32

Jovie starts 3-school 

Fall fest at Tri-ponds 

Jovie gets her first haircut

Celebrating 9 years post-transplant

Robb and I compete (and WIN) the Amazing Race with CWC

We celebrate 12 years of marriage 

Our little trick-or-treaters on Halloween 


Sadler looses his first tooth!

We spend Thanksgiving Weekend on a cruise with the Rietman family 


Grayden goes to basketball camp

Sadler goes to soccer camp

Jovie turns 4

We celebrate with a unicorn birthday party

Many fun Christmas parties

New Years Eve at home, relaxing with a redox movie (and blue candy canes ;)

Thank you, Lord for blessing us so richly in 2017.

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 12 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 2018, 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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