Sunday, May 27, 2012

May fun and graduation

 Bruce and I were blessed to have a day and night off. So while A and J were off having a blast with Great Uncle Bob and Great Aunt Connie we decided to do a few things we had been wanting to do before we left this beautiful area of Michigan.

so we started the morning off by Kayaking in Kensington Metropark
Then we went horseback riding :)

 We had a great evening out and day to play! It was some much needed fun and alone time in this chaos! :)

 We went up to celebrate Great Grandma Dee's birthday and to say the kids enjoyed the chocolate cake would be an understatement.
My nephew who is so aptly nicknamed "ChocaHoldy"
Grandpa even decided to get covered in chocolate.. that or he was too close to Holden :)

Abagoo graduated from preschool
so proud of our little girl!
She was for sure the star!!
little bro was decked out to celebrate

She is also a budding artist :)

and we've spent a little time waiting in Doctors offices getting things taken care of before our move... :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

a bomb went off...

What does packing your life down into 8 suitcases look like?? Here is a glimpse.. excuse the poor quality of the pics.. I took them on my phone..

                                                      nothings safe.. not even the bathtub.
                                                      Bruce working hard in our office :)
We have A LOT of work to do but we are doing pretty well.. just wanted to give you a little update as to what we are up to..

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

a little history.. a little love.. thats philadelphia

Here are the pics from the rest of the road trip. we are back home now and digging our heels in for the rest of our packing and finishing up.

                                                                      oldest street

                               Abigail made yet ANOTHER friend in like 5 seconds.. love my girl!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Road Trippin'

Bruce finished his last day of work and we decided that before all the madness of packing and selling commenced that we should take a little road trip.. well big road trip.

                                               We started out driving to Niagara Falls.
                                             kids were excited about the ferris wheel :)

                                          time for a little nap.
                                         We decided to take the Maid of the Mist boat ride.

            We got pretty wet but it was definitely worth it.. besides it was raining that day anyhow..

    Next we drove to Middlebury, Vermont to visit Bruce's old roomate from NY and his family. It had been over 10 years ago since they had seen eachother and it was a nice reunion and a lot of fun.
                                                    time at the park after all the RAIN...
                                           The kids LOVED the zip-line in the back yard!!

           Then we were off to Stamford, CT for a quick lunch date with our favorite Zimby Tinashe!!    We had yummy peruvian food and it was way too short of a visit!

                                                Then it was off to BRROOOOKLYN!!
            Dinner with some of Bruce's old friends from the Cairo crew. (when he went to school there)
                               The next day we visited my Dad's sister who lives in Brooklyn.
great Aunt Dottie gave me cookies!!

Then a little fun at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. 

Then we headed to Philadelphia to stay with some good friends of ours. we are currently still there and having a great time! Here are some shots from today. Tomorrow we have some fun planned as well.
Frankie looking up from under the table.

                                                        Wrestling with Uncle Chris..

                                                            the one eyed hairless cat!
                                                             giggles with Auntie Suz

 We went to a party for someone at C&S church.. the kids had a blast running around and it was a beautiful day!!
                                                            Abigail's new friend.

We will update more after we get home :)