We spent an absolutely beautiful Memorial Day weekend up north in Cadillac! We had a great time just relaxing and getting fried on the beach and playing in the water. Chris had fun doing some jet-skiing and hiding a geocache in Lake Cadillac in front of our condo in about 6 feet of water. We actually saw 3 people go looking for it which was kind of fun! We did lots of grilling out, and got Jonah his first slip 'n slide, which he had a blast riding down the hill!
Also, I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country in the military!
A couple weeks ago we went with my friends Laura, Melissa, and our 4 boys to John Ball Zoo. It was a beautiful day for it, though I think half of the schools in West Michigan were there on a field trip! So it was a little challenging getting our strollers close to the animals with hundreds of 3rd and 4th graders around! (I guess we were a little spoiled last time we went.. on a nice day in late NOVEMBER when we pretty much had the place to ourselves! :) ) The boys had fun seeing all the animals though, and again Jonah's favorite was the flamingos and the bears!
Since Laura, Melissa and I are all pregnant who knows.. by the next time we take the kids to the zoo we might have SEVEN boys between the 3 of us!! Oh BOY!
Ok... still catching up here! This is from way back in March (yes, I know its June now!) We flew down to Orlando and spent the weekend there. We stayed at a fabulous condo with some really fun pirate pools. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the warmest, but that didn't stop Jonah! We also spent a rainy day at Downtown Disney, and just had fun going in the shops and went to Rainforest Cafe for lunch. On Saturday we had a beautiful day that we spent at Sea World. Jonah did great, and loved watching all the shows.. Shamu, dophins, dogs & cats, and sea lions and walruses. Of all the animals we saw his favorite was the flamingos. He also went on his first amusement park rides at Shamu's Happy Harbor, a little amusement park for kids within Sea World. He went on some tea cup type things that spin and go up in the air, and we went on his first roller coaster! It was actually a pretty good sized roller coaster and he had fun, keeping his hands up most of the way.
After the weekend in Orlando we took the swagger-wagon (yep, we got a swagger-wagon! be jealous! :) ) down to Fort Myers Beach for the week. The week was much cooler than normal, but we still had a great time. We did get a couple nice days for the beach and pool, and spent some time shopping, going to dog track, going to Lake Park- a fun park with a playground, lakes, and a little train ride that goes through the park, the flea market, and of course lots of eating (and napping for me :) )
There were too many pictures to put on individually, so here's a little slideshow of our week:
As a few people have been reminding me lately, I have a lot of catching up to do on my blog! So I'll start with the biggest news, which anyone who reads this probably already knows...
Jonah is going to be a
My due date is November 8, just a few weeks before Jonah's 4th birthday. Over all things are going very well so far. I started out being very tired and nauseous most of the time, and then right when I hit my second trimester when I'm "supposed" to start feeling better, thats when I actually started getting sick. (Oh, and not in the morning, but usually right around dinnertime.. great thing for Chris to come home too after a long day of work!) But I'll take it if that means I've got a healthy baby growing in there! I hardly dare say it, but I think I'm starting to feel better, the last week has been pretty good. Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself :)
And yes, for anyone wondering, we do hope to find out if Jonah will be having a brother or sister. (He's really hoping for both, but sorry Jonah, just one in there ;) ) Our ultrasound will be in early July.
We are all very thankful for and excited about the new baby and can't wait to meet him or her!
Chris & Emily were married in May of 2000. On November 30, 2006 we were blessed with our son, Jonah, who has brought so much joy to our lives. On October 26, 2010, our beautiful daughter, Madison, was born, and shortly after her birth she went home to be with Jesus.
Chris recently changed careers, and started at Hilliard Lyons as a financial advisor. Emily works part time as a server at Pizza Hut, and full time as a mommy to Jonah. We have also been high school youth group leaders for the past several years.