Monday, June 24, 2013

Michigan! May 2013

Last month we headed out to the great midwest so Delta could meet all the family she has heard so much about ... We could only go for a few days, but we had a great trip!

I love spending time out there. I love the trees and the winding roads and the lake. I love that Lucas has a million memories and tells me the best stories (my favorite: finding dead frogs in the backyard swimming pool then leaving them on a [mean] neighbor lady's porch ... those Kane boys kids were sure a handful).

I love spending time at Grandma Kane's house. She's gone now, but we had the privilege of staying there on this trip. The house is just as she left it, and completely full of memories. We spent some time looking through photo albums and learning all about Luke's ancestors. We even found a prayer book that belonged to his great, great (?) grandpa who came to America from Austria. Luckily, my amazing SIL served her mission in Germany and translated some super old handwritten notes. (thanks Paulette!)

Here are a few pictures from the trip:

1)Delta on Grandma Kane's back deck
2)Grandma's backyard
3)Uncle Coco is a creeper
4)Grandma Hassler meets Delta
5)Luke & Delta on the front porch
7)random Indiana barn that I fell in love with

We miss it already, can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

fine, I'll update my blog

I get that I haven't posted anything in a really long time. I'm sorry. Follow me on Instagram and you won't have anything to whine about (Blaine).

Have you heard of I hadn't, until my sister said she was having a Super Soaker party, sponsored by Nerf and Cheetos. Awesome, right? Well, it was. sent Steph an awesome kit full of water guns and fancy cheetos. Then her whole neighborhood came over for a huge water fight and party. It was pretty sweet. Here are some pictures from the event:

in case you can't tell, this is Halle sharing her DC with Uncle Adam

Lucas killing it on the slip 'n slide

Lucas & Adam - kings of the water party with their (giant) homemade water guns

my favorite gals, Hal loves her diet coke

...and here are a couple of pictures from a few weeks back - we went up to my Grandma's house to do some yard work and visit:
4 generations: Me, Grandma w/Delta, and my mom

Delta with one of her favorite great-aunts (Ranae, who looks like she's my age)