Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Notre Dame VS. Utah

Dirk, Josh and I went to the Notre Dame VS. Utah game this past weekend and it was great! We all had so much fun even though it rained the first half of the game.

Dirk and I in front of Touchdown Jesus before the game!
Josh enjoying his Steak sandwich. A student group on campus makes the best steak sandwiches and they sell them before the game, plus all the money goes to charity!
Dirk and his yummy steak sandwich!
Josh and Dirk in front of the Golden Dome. Don't they look like they are having fun! :)
Everyone having fun tailgating and having a good time!
A very empty stadium about an hour and a half before the game starts.
Waiting for the team to run out! The band forming the ND.
A bunch of Utah fans all dressed in there Red.
Touchdown Jesus at night!

We had a great time at the game and Notre Dame beat Utah!!! 28 - 3! We cant wait to go to a game next year!

Monday, November 8, 2010

LOOK an update!

Okay so its been over a month since my last update, so i guess i better update everyone with what is going on with our lives down here in Indiana.


Dirk has started his 2nd year of Grad School. He is doing great and is working on some really cool projects.

I am working on my cupcake stuff and trying to get that up and running before Christmas. Also doing lots of cooking and baking.

This weekend Josh is coming down to visit us and we are all headed to our first Notre Dame Football Game. Should be tons of fun! Pictures after this weekend(PROMISE!)

I think that is all that is new down here in Indiana! Another update after the game!

(Dirk with one of his favorites paintings at Art Prize)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Back to Michigan and Indiana

We've been home for some time now. Things have just been too busy to update. A better update will come later.

Monday, August 2, 2010


11 Days till we are back in Indiana!

17 Till Michigan!!!

28 Days till Utah!!!

CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

July Randomness

Yes i am finally updating!

July has been a VERY busy month here in Maryland for Dirk and I. It started with me traveling back to Michigan because Dirk was supposed to be going on a business trip, well his dates for that trip got changed last minute but I still went home. After a week in Michigan i came home and we spent the 4th of July in Washington. It was amazing...and HOT!!!! The following weekend Dirk's Mom and Step Dad came to visit us and spent the weekend with us. That Sunday i went back to Michigan with them and Dirk finally went on his trip to New Mexico. We are both back in Maryland now and we are counting down the days till we get to go back home for good. 24 Days and we are heading home! I CANT WAIT!

Here are some pictures of what we have been up to!

Paddington Bear was in the parade, he danced and waved.
Random people carrying giant stick flags
Madeline was there too!
This is where we were to watch the parade...more people just kept coming, it was hot and busy!
The Washington Monument before sundown.
This was our view for the fireworks!
We sat in the same spot for hours on a 100 degree day so we could see the fireworks and that tree was in the way for half of them!

Dirks mom and Step Dad came and we went out and had a traditional Maryland crab dinner!
The following day we took them to see all the sites of Washington.

In front of the Lincoln was busy.
Us with the reflecting pool and the Washington monument in the background. The reflecting pool smells REALLY bad!
Those crabs are my brothers birthday present, we got him a dozen! I brought them back to Michigan with me the second time i went.
Me with one of the crabs..Dont worry they are pre cooked and dead! :)

So that has been out July! We have 3 weekends left here and still so much to see and do. Next up, The Spy Museum, The Holocaust Museum, Georgetown, and Baltimore one last time.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Baltimore Aquarium!

Yesterday Dirk and i decided to Head to Baltimore to go to the Aquarium. They had a new exhibit that i really wanted to see all about Jelly Fish!

Just a couple pictures of the fun Jellyfish! They were so fun to watch!

Dirk in his 3-D glasses
Me in my 3-D glasses. We went and saw a 4-D movie. It was planet earth pole to pole. It snowed in the theater, and we got sprayed with bubbles and poked in the back by our chairs. There were also bubbles and lots of wind!
This was the octopus that was playing in one of the tanks.
The guy with the stick would wave it above the water of the tank and the fish would spit water at it because they think it is a bug and that is how they catch there food. They were called Archer Fish i think. If you youtube them you can find a video of them spitting.
This was at the dolphin show, obviously its a dolphin...LOL! :)
Me sitting in a fun concrete chair at the harbor.
This is a pirate ship that we saw in the harbor. It has cannons that shoot water and other fun things. We didn't go on it but if you want to ride they dress you up like pirates and they take you all along the harbor and you get to shoot the water cannons at anyone who comes to close :) Sounds like a good time to me!

Dirk and I have had lots of fun at the Aquarium and are planning at least one more trip back to Baltimore to go to a couple cupcake shops (of course) and to maybe take a speedboat ride around the harbor. Next weekend ...Washington D.C.!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Maryland and other randomness

So we have arrived in Maryland! (Okay we arrived a week ago and i am just really behind in posting!)

We had a busy couple of weeks leading up to leaving for Maryland. Dirk had his finals for his first year of Grad school and Did great!!! His core classes to get into the program are done and now he moves on to the harder classes and more research to figure out his Thesis!

The week before we left i was in the Hospital for five days with pancreatitis and Gall Bladder issues. All is good now though and they removed my Gall Bladder! Thank you to all my family and Dirks family who came to visit and sent flowers and cards. I appreciate you thinking about me.

We left for Maryland Last week Tuesday and arrived here last week Wednesday. Maryland is okay...I miss home A LOT though!

Dirk started his first day of work this past Monday and so far he is loving it! We are planning some fun things while we are here and planning on visiting a lot of fun places! This weekend we are headed to Baltimore to check out some Farmers Markets and the Aquarium and Charm City Cakes! Im super excited for that!

I leave you with pictures of our new place that we are staying.

This is our living room, nothing to exciting, but it works
This is our kitchen/dining room. No dishwasher!!!! Scary! Good thing Dirk is so good at doing dishes, LOL!
This is our bedroom..
This is the other half of it ...

This is the hallway in our bedroom that leads to the closet and the bathroom is to the right.

This is just a fun picture taken at the Saturday Parade. It was super cold but we had fun! Under Dirks blanket he is in shorts and flip flops, i wore a skirt and flip flops and ended up running across the street to a bike shop and buying a $10 pair of socks because i was so cold!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I will never forget all the great times we shared! You will be missed! Love you always Grandpa!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


It's official, Dirk and I are headed to Maryland for the summer!

Dirk got the internship that he applied for and so our next 2 summers are going to be spent in Maryland.

We found a place in someones finished basement and it's really nice. We are excited to experience this new opportunity and to experience everything that Maryland and Washington D.C. have to offer!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Kenzee's First Music Video!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our Ultimate Sack!

This weekend Dirk and i decided to spend some of our tax money on some fun things for the apartment and for ourselves!

The first thing we bought was a Wii Fit! We love it, its so much fun!

The second thing we bought was an ultimate sack. It's like a giant bean bag but its made out of foam and its sooo comfy!

This is basically how it came in the mail except in a cardboard box.

Unzipping the canvas bag to get to the other canvas bag thats hold the foam.
Starting to break apart the foam.
Dirk breaking it.
The finished product!
SO COMFY! My new favorite spot!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fun @ the Beach!

Today Dirk and I and the family all decided that it would be fun to show Mackenzee and Logan how different the beach looks in the winter. We went sledding on the big icebergs and did lots of climbing!Sledding down one of the Icebergs on the Lake at the State Park

Swinging on the swings

Kenzee learning how to pump!
Fun at the beach!!!
Logan going down the hill.
Logan and his cute snowman that he built by himself, Dirk helped with the face.
Kenzee and Dirk, Kenzee didnt want her picture taken LOL, silly girl!
Logan and Dirk with the snowman Dirk built.

Playing in the snow, Dirk not wearing a coat!

It was a fun weekend in Holland! Next weekend we are taking the kids to a real sledding hill to go sledding. More pictures after that! :)