Monday, June 30, 2008

What Macy Saw

On a bored day a while back (wish Julie and I had time to be bored!), Macy decided to sit outside and write down everything that she saw. Here's the list.

"I see a tree"
"I see a squirrel"
"I see a man"
"I see a net"
"I see some pear trees"
"I see a ball"

"I see a fence"
"I see a car"
"I see a plant"
"I see a flag"
"I see some grass"


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Macy goes to Tae Kwon Do

Today was Macy's first day of Tae Kwon Do class. We selected the Kil's Tae Kwon Do network in our area. This was a trial class allowing Macy to see if she likes it, and she says that she loved it.

And here is some video work I was able to do.


Friday, June 27, 2008

The finished play room

Well the room is done, and here are the pictures to prove it.


IKEA ice cream is great!

We've been working on the kids' playroom. This project has taken us to IKEA a lot lately. On our recent trip, we took an ice cream break.

Of course, Macy couldn't stand for Bailey to be the only one getting videoed. So, I took this clip of her.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jesus Loves Bailey

If you listen closely, you can hear Bailey sing one of her new favorite songs.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our condolences to the Lawson family

We are sad to share with you that Mary Lawson's mother died unexpectedly yesterday. On Monday she went to the hospital to have a stent placement. During the procedure, her artery was torn. The doctors wanted to try to repair the artery, but she was never stable enough for the procedure to be attempted. She was on life support for several hours, but sadly nothing could be done for her.

While all of this took place, Rick and Mary were in Union City, TN where Rick was holding a Gospel Meeting. They left early from the meeting (on Tuesday) to travel to Florida. They were able to make arrangements today. The visitation is Thursday afternoon and the funeral will be held on Friday morning.

Please pray for Mary and the entire family. This has been a very shocking and trying experience for all of them. We are sad, too, that we can't be with them during this time. It's hard being so far from them anyway, but it's extra hard during sad times like these.


Hi Mimi and Pawpaw

I got a new cell phone that will take little video clips. I'll use it to capture some of the girls' moments. (Push the triangle play button to see the video.)


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mimi Look!

We drove by this restaurant, and Julie read the name of the sign to me. Hearing the name "Mimi," Bailey immediately started screaming "Mimi/Pawpaw" over and over again. Macy wanted to know if this was named after the real Mimi.

Glo Golf

We recently played glo golf, and the girls had a great time.

For the most part, Bailey thought the stick was intended to be carried around and the ball was intended to be picked up.
Macy's strategy was to push the ball around with her putter--kinda like hockey! :)


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Here's what we saw.

We ventured out the other night. This time we took the camera and snapped a few pictures of our surroundings.

Here's the a main intersection about a block away from our house. Julie loves the flowers.

We went a little farther and saw a few of these.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Look what I got.

My new 42" LCD was installed yesterday. This is not at all a good picture of it, but it'll give you an idea. It's a very nice fit, and the picture quality is great. This bad boy is in the kids' room! Wow, their TV is lots nicer than mom and dad's.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Michigan Dad

I've taken to calling Macy my Michigan girl. She plays along, too and calls me her Michigan dad. Yesterday was Father's Day, and we had a blast.


Friday, June 13, 2008

Our House

Well, with a little over a week in Michigan, we thought we'd share some pictures of our house.

This is what you will see when you walk in our front door. To the immediate right is our living room. Straight ahead to the left is the upstairs--you can see the bottom step in this picture. Directly across from those stairs is the kitchen. In the very back of this picture, you can see the play room which is down stairs. (The basement is to the right of the play room, down some more stairs.)
Here are a few pics of our living room. This picture (below) was taken from our entry hall way. Our living room has a big window (93 inches!) on one wall, and two other walls have open door ways. In this picture, you can see the light from the opening leading to the kitchen (it's in the back left of this pic).

Here's the kitchen. This picture is taken from the kitchen entry connecting to the living room.

The above pic of the kitchen is from our main entry hall way. In the picture taken a few steps inside our front door (#2 in this series), the kitchen and upstairs are directly across from each other. This picture is taken from that vantage point.
Julie especially love her new pantry.

If you leave the kitchen and go upstairs, here's what you will see.
The first room on the left is Macy's room. Across from that is the bathroom. Bailey's room is beside Macy's room (second door on the left). The linen closet is across from Bailey's room. The master bedroom is beside the linen closet, and the guest room is at the very end of the hall.

Here's Macy's room.

Here's Bailey's room.

Here's the bathroom.

Here's the linen closet.
Here's the guest room. (Remember, it's located at the very end of the upstairs hallway.)
Right now the guest room is pretty empty. I've taken over its closet for my clothes. (Julie needed the entire closet space in the master.)

Here's the master bedroom.
From this above picture, you can see the entry to the master bathroom (pictured below).
If you turn right after entering the master bath, you would see the sink and full shower.

Now let's go down stairs. If you walk in our front door, past the living room, kitchen, and upstairs, this is what you come to. Down these few stairs is the play room (with a half bath and bonus room connected to it) and the access to the basement.

Here's the play room. This is really the only room that still needs some work. We're ordering wall units, a panel TV, and some other organization goodies.
At the back of the playroom is the half bath.

In this (below) picture of the playroom, you see a door (on the left).
That door leads to the bonus room which we're using as a craft room.
This bonus room area is actually divided into two parts. Below you see the door leading to the second part. In that second room, there are a few of our empty boxes. (The door to the left is back to the playroom.)

Leaving the playroom takes one either down to the basement (straight) or up the rest of the house (right). The door in the left of the below picture is a shallow closet in the playroom.
We've already seen the upstairs, so we're going down to the basement.
We're using this basement for storage; it also where the washer and dryer are located.
There is a second section in the basement for overflow storage.
This 2800 square foot [excluding basement and two-car garage (not pictured)] is our little slice of home up here in Michigan. Julie has done a wonderful job getting us settled in record time.