Monday, May 29, 2006


Yes, Ryan and I were chaperones for the 8th grade class trip to the GRAND CANYON!! I don't know why they ever picked us, but they did! The trip was filled with challenges, opportunities for prayer, camping, hiking, hiking and more hiking. Did I mention that we hiked? Yes, we made it to and from the South Rim to Plateau Point.

It was a total of 14 miles. Temps in the upper 90's. Backpacks on filled with food and water. And great company...the eigth graders! They were so much fun, well behaved and full of energy!

We are thankful for our safety considering 2 of the other chaperones did not make it to the top of the canyon until midnight (due to fatique and sickness). We are now all home safe, but 10 of the kids and Ryan were all teriblly sick the last 3 days of the trip (no source of ilness has been identified. It will always be a mystery).

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Rate our golf swing

Ok, maybe we don't want to know how you rate us. So...we aren't pros, but for not playing all winter we didn't do so bad. Ryan wore his new golf shoes, as white as can be. Let's see if he will get them dirty this summer! Yep, running shoes worked out pretty well, but I wonder if I would be good if I got golf shoes...yup, probably not. Happy golf season to all you golfers!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Way to go Marissa!

We visited our families in Wisconsin which is always filled with much food, good conversations and laughter. We went to see our niece Marissa play tee-ball. She made it on base and is a good fielder. Way to go Marissa!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

You're It!

Oh yes, the game of TAG brought 9 of us back to our childhood. After a half hour of playing tag on a jungle gym, we realized our legs would not move anymore and we were feeling like camels. Needless to say, the next day Ryan and I were quite sore, but it was all worth the fun. And for all those who played...was I really the fat girl who couldn't catch you?...just kidding.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Introducing Audrey Weststrate!

Our friends Joel and Karen had their first's a girl. All 10 tiny fingers and cute as a button. We are so happy for you guys. The picture above is of my good friends Sarah, Karen and Jennifer at Karen's baby shower.