Thursday, October 20, 2011

Utah Trip

Two weeks ago my family and Dirk and I headed to Utah to visit my sister and surprise her for her birthday! After 26+ hours we finally made it to Utah. It was a long trip but the end result was great! Annie was so surprised and so happy! Here are some fun pictures from the trip.

Snow. Yes it snowed, it was cold! This was on the way there.

This is the view from my sisters window in her house. So pretty!

This is Annie and Kenzee dancing to Annie's birthday dinner song. Logan is playing the tambourine
Our first day there we went to Bridal veil falls. It was cold but really pretty. This is Dirk and I in front of part of the falls!

Peanut and Logan looking cute in front of the falls.

Sister love!!!!

After the falls we headed to Cornbellys. They have fun fall things to do. This was a jumping pillow that we all had fun on!

This is the Beast! You can walk through him and see his intestines. He gets haunted at night.

Not so much snow on the way home.

The trip was fun. The ride home was LONG! It was totally worth it though because Annie loved it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Artprize 2011

This past weekend Dirk and I went to Artprize in Grand Rapids.

There were lots of cool things to see and lots of fun Art. Here are just of few of our favorites.

These are a bunch of glass hands and each one represents a bed in the Devos Childrens Hospital. The story behind it was really neat.

I have no idea what this one was but it was shiny and looked cool.

The monkeys hanging on the blue bridge were probably my favorite!

This is a real life Tonka truck that you could drive around. It was made out of a Jeep!

This one was called Glitter girls, She was made out of over 50,000 sequins held on by pins
This is a sand art piece that he changed everyday! This was the second days piece.
The wooden bears in the fountain were cool. One has a wooden fish in his mouth.

Artprize was a lot of fun. We only saw about a quarter of what they had. They have so much to see and do at Artprize.

Josh visits D.C.

When Dirk and I were in Virginia this summer Josh came to visit for a long weekend.

We went to D.C. to see all the fun things and we also went to see a nationals games. Here are some pictures from Josh's trip to D.C.

Josh and I posing with the Geico Lizard @ the Nationals Game

Dirk and Josh with 2 of the Nationals mascots.

Dirk and Josh with the other 2 Nationals mascots.

Josh in front of the Lincoln Memorial
Dirk and Josh with Einstein. Dirk loved this one!
The Jefferson Memorial
Josh at the World War 2 Memorial.

We had a great time having Josh come to visit us. Hopefully when we move back we will have many more visitors.

Apple Picking

It's Apple picking season! I love fall and i especially love Apple picking!

Dirk and I have gone apple picking almost every year since we started dating and it has always been one of our favorite things to do.

This year we had Josh and Casey with us and had tons of fun picking apples.

Josh, Dirk and Casey hanging out in the orchard.

Such a cute couple!

Josh being silly, Casey picking apples!

Josh and Casey posing by the apple tree.

Apple pie made with the apples we picked!

Fall and Baking!

Ya finally another update..

So this past summer and this fall i have been doing a TON of baking! Dirks work and our family have been enjoying a lot of it but i thought i would share some pictures of what i have been baking.

Homemade blueberry muffins!

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peaches and Cream Bars.
And finally Homemade Pumpkin Puree, I made this today, it started with a pie pumpkin, went into the oven and this is the end result. No more canned pumpkin in this house. With this dirk has requested that i make Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting! So those are up tomorrow! More updates soon!

Monday, May 30, 2011


Finally an update!!! I am so bad at this blogging thing!

So 2 weeks ago Dirk and I arrived in Virginia for the summer! We are living with some great people and so far having a great time. Virginia is beautiful and so far i am loving it much more then Maryland. We have been keeping busy and finding bunches of new things to do.

Our first weekend here Dirk and I went Strawberry picking, this was our first time strawberry picking, it was super fun!

Dirk with our 7 1/2 pounds of strawberries that we picked.

Yummy strawberry waiting to be picked.
Strawberry cobbler i made with some of our strawberries, i also made strawberry shortcake cookies. Dirk and the roommates seemed to like both.
On the 28th Dirk and I headed to Great Falls National Park, we hiked on a river trail that was about 5 miles long. It was so hot out that day, but so much fun. This is Dirk on a rock.
This is the overlook when you where you can see the falls which is the Potomac River, across the river is Maryland.
A better look at the falls!

So that is what we have been up to so far in Virginia. We are coming home (back to Holland) this weekend for Josh's graduation. We are super excited to see our families. I promise to get better at updating so everyone can see what we are doing while we are in Virginia! :)