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!