We hosted 14 people for Thanksgiving and thanks to some extra bedroom space since our move, we were able to fit everyone comfortably. The boys loved having their cousins around for a few days. After rolling out the rolls to rise and prepping the turkey on Thanksgiving morning, we hit…

Disneyland Dream Come True

April 9, 2019 in Disneyland, Swimming - No Comments

As always, we watched the Disneyland castle transform into a winter wonderland throughout November.  It doesn’t matter what season it is; as long as we have passes, we try to get in as many Disney days as possible. One of the boy’s friends had a birthday party at the Disneyland…

Fall Swim

March 21, 2019 in Blake, Friends, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

Blake made it past the one year mark of year round swimming and he really started to find his stride. He advanced into a higher level which meant his practice time increased to 1.5 hours, three days a week. Each practice consisted of swimming well over 1000 meters. Practice was…


March 7, 2019 in Beach, Newport, Swimming - No Comments

Newport Beach is our go to whenever we have company in town. My parents couldn’t think of any place they’d rather be than Southern California for my dad’s 60th birthday, so we spent a gorgeous Saturday at the end of September biking on the boardwalk, taking the ferry over to…

Extraordinary Waves

February 18, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Swimming, Vacations - No Comments

We’ve seen countless sunsets over the years at Lake Michigan, but we’ve never seen accompanying waves like we did one particular night. The wind was whipping over the water, creating ocean-like peaks. We were out for dinner with extended family and when we saw what the waves looked like on…

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