Yes, I had the distinct pleasure of driving this big beast for a day while our van was being worked on. A caliper was caught in the braking system that was causing some nasty fumes and a little smoke at the end of a road trip on Monday. That trip was to Ann Arbor, which is about 80 miles from home. The wonder of it all was that the brake issues happened once we returned and were in Battle Creek again. Yay God.
Our good friend that sold us the car had a new van for me within a half hour and our van was fixed within 2 days. Now that's service!
Shawn and I, along with our kids, have been diligently working to make this house into a home. We are still unpacking boxes, but have made huge progress over the weekend. We still have a ways to go, but we'll get there.
Like mother, like son. My handsome boy got his first pair of glasses. In true kid fashion, Austin noticed something was not quite right with his vision, but didn't tell us for at least 6 months. Finally it frustrated him enough when he couldn't read travel routes on the trains in London, that he finally confessed to Shawn. He was in tears at the telling and we made sure to get it all taken care of once we moved back home.
The smile on his face came after a whole new world was opened up to him with his new vision. What a tender moment.
Mellie turned 10 last Tuesday. We had a great family celebration and her party with friends will be coming up on May 1st. She is so excited! A birthday post is sure to come in the next day or so highlighting our family party.
On Friday, Braaten took our camera and started doing a photo shoot. She loves capturing great memories and then editing her work. I love her interest in it all and I think she does a wonderful job.
Cooper's feet look mighty big in this one!
Megan is my friend, Amy's, daughter. She is such a fun girl! My friend Sarah told her the other day that, "Everyone needs a Megan F. in their lives." She replied with, "I am Megan F.!"
I love the way Braaten captured Grant in this one.
Our friend, Mikey J., gave us this row boat for the pond out back. Shawn took the boys out right away.