Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cottage Summers

Last Friday night we had a fun little gathering at the cottage: great friends, nice boat ride and swim, topped off with great food, and dancing to Jelly Roll Blues Band in Alan-son (as Megan would say). Although I somehow missed taking pictures of the people there I did get some of the spread I put out :)We also got to spend some time with the boys and my parents on Saturday night. They're so sweet and continue to amaze us with how smart they are!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm addicted to YHL

If you have never checked out the blog, Young House Love, you should definitely do it soon! We've just gotten our new furniture (pics coming as soon as we clear the clutter) and I've already informed Jon of all the lovely 'projects' we have for the weekend. Good thing he's quite the woodworker :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

What a weekend...

We had a busy, but wonderful weekend. It seems like those are pretty frequent this summer, but we can't complain. We headed to Frankfort on Friday. It may be one of my favorite cities in Michigan (other than Petoskey, of course). Our resort was right on the beach and even though we weren't there long, we got to play 'fudgies'. Nothing like getting ice cream with the nephews and 'nieces', and then watching the sunset. Fun times.

The next morning we headed to Holland for Mary & Jeff's wedding. All these Alma gatherings this summer have been great!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1st Annual Burt Bash

As I was going through my camera, I found some pictures that were taken at the First Annual Burt Bash! Even though the weather wasn't the greatest, we had a pretty intense lake baseball game, played a ton of catch phrase and the guys got to do quite a bit of fishing. Can't wait to do it all again next year!

The boys -- enjoying their bad shots!

A couple 'after' pictures!

I've posted a few pics so you can see the comparison to the 'before' house pictures. I would take a few more photos, but we went a little crazy at a 'going-out-of-business' sale at a furniture store and therefore have a new couch, loveseat, dining room table and tv stand coming on Friday. So, I'll wait till then to take more!

For the fireplace, we tore out the old tile and put in the new slate tiles! In the breakfast nook, we put in new tile floors and Grandma Ann graciously donated her table! We also put in a new stove/microwave combo and Jon had the idea of a shelf for all of my cookbooks! Then, in our first extra bedroom we added wood floors (throughout most of the house) and painted. The last photo is of our guest bath with new tile, paint, and handles on the vanity!