Great Times, Great Lakes

To sum up the past few days…


We’re home visiting my thirteen nieces and nephews and with that many children under the age of 11, (fourteen, including Ellee) playing is always a priority.  A few days ago, my mom and I took ten of those sweet kids to play at a local park.  We had a blast, and it was so much fun.


Slurpees For All

After our playground playdate, Grandma thought it would be a fun idea to take all ten grandkids to Wesco for slurpees.  And it was.


Jump Around

Today, we went to visit Lewis Farm in New Era.  We took all fourteen kids and every one had a blast.  My favorite part was the jumping pillows.  Because apparently, I’m a big kid and just like to jump around on things.


Cousin Pics

Sorry kids.  I’ll never get tired of them.  Seeing Ellee spend the week with her Michigan cousins has made my heart so happy.  She is loving every minute and soaking it all in while she can.


Barrel Train

I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round.  The one with the prettiest view.

It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers.  It’s got sights to give you shivers but it sure would be prettier with you. 


Sisters are Forever

Sisters are forever, and I’m so happy to be spending the week with mine.


Making the Most

“Aunt Laura, Why do you live in New York?” is the question that I often hear from my little Michigan nieces and nephews.  And I try to explain to them that that is where God has brought me and Uncle Jeremy, but they are just a little sad because I miss all of their birthday parties.  And I suppose, if I thought about it too much, I’d be a little sad too.  So I don’t think about it too much and instead, I just try to make the most of the time I have with them.  I fit in hugs and kisses when I can and do my best to tell them many times throughout the day how much I love them.  And I hope that they will always know that, because it couldn’t be more true.


Kind Lady

A Kind Lady at Lewis’ farm offered to take this picture for us.  And I suppose that it’s not the most perfect picture, but in a family of this size, I think you take what you can get.  Thanks, Kind Lady.



This about sums up how happy I am to spend time with my family.  Photo credit to my nephews who keep wanting to take pictures for me.  I think one of them may grow up to be a photographer someday.


Other People’s Babies

I’ll be honest.  I used to never be a fan of holding other people’s babies.  But these days, I can’t get enough of it, especially when the babies belong to my sisters.  Don’t worry.  I’m still totally content with just having our two now much bigger babies.  But I am loving, loving on Leslie and Sarah’s little ones.



His two year old brother calls him, “Faf-few.”  So sometimes I do too.  And in case you were wondering, his sweet little name is Matthew and he is just past two months.  He’s the youngest grandchild and quite sweet as well.


Great Times

And finally.  Those were just a few pictures of the many great times that we’ve had for the past few days.  I love visiting Michigan and seeing my family.  It brings back so many great memories of my childhood growing up years as well.  We are looking forward to spending the next few days making more memories before we head back home.  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a great day!


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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