Monday, January 7, 2013

2012 A Year in pictures.

Camping at Christian Reformed Conference Grounds...Grand Haven Mi, Lake MI

Craft Barn painting

Carnival, Alexa with her favorite...duckies!

Brooke and Olivia Pelon

Adam and Chris, the Pelon family came up for an evening. 

Michelle, Kamra, and Addalyn

Henrik got to have his second birthday camping.(Cadillac MI)

Papa Doug and Grandma Jackie joined us for a day. 

Silly faces!

Twins? They are really 17months apart, but I get asked often if they are twins. 

Kendall and Lexi...I love how children play to practice for real life. Alexa has a baby in a pack on her back and Kendall in holding a baby while they switch the laundry. 

Alexa's Halloween bucket...made in a pinch out of an ice cream pail...turned out super cute!

Friday night family night...crafts. 

 Happy Birthday niece Lana! I made her apron and chef's hat and Brooke's sundress.
Brooke on opposite day at school.

Easter with cousins Katelyn and Kelsi
Super hero...instead of face paint they used washable marker...brilliant. 

Grandma Jackie and Papa Doug with Brooke, Henrik, Katelyn, Kelsi, and Alexa.
Alexa and Brooke
Brooke our beautiful ballerina. 

Grandma Bonnie and Papa Bill with Brooke. 

Visit from Grandpa Milton and Grandma Jo(Adam's Grandparents) from Florida. 

Dolly slumber party. 

Lollipop concert with Mommy. Grand Rapids Ballet with the Symphony. 

Brooke, Henrik, Greta and Ginger Williams. 

Valentines day..dress I made for Brooke the night before her school party out of a red long sleeve Tee and fabric from my stash. 

Brooke in sweater and hat from Aunt Angella. I made her skirt before school out of a tank top of mine that I had saved knowing that the girls would love the shiny fabric for something someday. I just left the original hem and added elastic to the waist band. 

Daddy Daughter Dance. 


I made the girls dresses, Grandma Jo crocheted the sweater. 

We love Aunt Missy!

Grandma Bonnie Papa Bill at Frederic Meijer Gardens. 

Dress and Ruffle pants I made for Brooke with the help of Aunt Jan. 

Field Trip

Dress and Ruffle pants I made. 

Dresses I made for girls from fabric my little designer Brooke picked. 

Brooke's Friend Jenny from Cross Creek

Brooke's Friend Anna from Dutton Christian with her Mom my friend Erin. 

Happy 4th!

This year Brooke has read so much Daddy says we should change her name to "Booker"

First Day of First Grade-Mrs. Kissinger, Cross Creek Charter Academy. 

Happy 7th Birthday cowgirl Brooke!

Pinata from a gift bag. 

Crazy hair day

Happy Halloween

Pajama superhero party at Ada Bible Kentwood

Friday night..making ornaments.

I love volunteering in Brooke's classroom. 

Papa Doug and Henrik

Shaving cream fun.

Grandma and Grandpa Beemer(Michelle's Grandparents)

Fixing dresser with Papa Bill...Henrik and Grandpa love tools!

July 4th

Henrik gazed out his window one night...looking into the stary sky he said, "I 'm going to play hockey with Dominik".He was set on it, like he could see something we couldn't see. It was precious and a moment of deep grief all wrapped into one. I want his brother here to play hockey with him. While it's true that time helps to heal, there are places that hurt more fiercely now than I ever could have anticipated. We love you Dominik, and Henrik our little hockey guys. 

"I want tools for Christmas Santa."

Henrik missed his nap, then was so tired he just laid down and went to sleep on the floor!

This is a common sight...Henrik getting into my electronics. He is wired just like Adam and likes anything that plugs in , has buttons, or lights up.

A Few pictures...just for fun.Consider it make-up for a year of little posting.  It's January, the time for nesting has come. Christmas decorations are down and a thousand and one pine needles are vacuumed up. My closets again need organizing, my waist needs shrinking,I'm sure there is a list of things that need cleaning, but it's been a good year one worth reflecting on. It's been a very long time since I had a year with out a significant milestone or hardship. Honestly I was shocked when I looked at the calendar and realized that there was no big drama to report. I think the two years previously packed in enough trauma for my lifetime...diagnosed with Crohn's disease followed by my appendix rupture and complications that nearly took my life. This year my big news is things like Brooke my oldest starting first grade, and camping as a family. So, I think I'll let the lists of things to do wait a while and I'm going to linger in the memories of a year that I will always treasure. Thought you might want to share it with me with my friends.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you posted all these pics! I feel like there was so much I didn't know about simply b/c of our busy lives. So precious to see little Henrik with the hockey stick we got him, wanting to play with his brother. I can only imagine the deep sorrow you carry. So good that little Henrik talks about Dominik though, I know my parents always talked about my sister Kimmy, and it makes me feel as if I knew her. It also makes me miss her all the more and imagine how different things would be. But I think that even if they didn't talk of her there would still be that feeling that something was missing, and so I think it is a good thing to be real and not be afraid to miss our loved ones. So glad you all could go camping this summer too! So many fun family memories! Good job documenting & sharing! We are so blessed to call you friends! ~Love, Kamra