Wednesday, May 18, 2011

West Michigan

I crammed a lot of events into my trip to Michigan, so I will try to break it down a little bit into a number of posts.  I spent the most amount of time at my sister's house, so I will start there. (Please note her awesome decorating in the background.)  Plus, she has a new baby who hasn't yet been properly introduced on this blog.  So without further ado, here is my nephew Henry:

Isn't he a cute little pea pod? We bonded.

I love this shot of my dad and Henry. 

Proud Grandpappy.

Henry was baptized on Sunday.  That was a pretty special day. 

Most of my Schmidt family came.  That was really awesome because there is nothing I love more in the world than Schmidt family fun.

It usually involves lots of card playing and my Uncle Ron acting lovably goofy. 

My Aunt Pam was unable to be there, but I did spy one of her great knitted objects. (Aunt Pam is my crafty hero.)  Check out this sweet koala bear in his little brown sweater. 

She also made this lovely quilt that Emily and I used to showcase Henry's baptismal gown.

Other fun events included having Emily wake me up with breakfast in bed...

Hanging out with Louie and finding him snoozing in my suitcase...

Conversing with Reuben...

And  hearing the church bells ring from my brother-in-law's church, which is across the street from Emily and Andrew's house. 

The rest of the pictures are from a walk that Emily and I took in the rain.  I love Michigan in the springtime!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hello out there, I have not forgotten about this blog.  I'm currently in Michigan visiting my family.  It's been an eventful week.  Sadly, I attended a funeral for my uncle on Friday.  This was very sad, and yet, as is usually the case with funerals, it was great to see so many family members (many who I hadn't seen in years).  Sunday was my sister's baby's baptism.  It was wonderful to welcome little Henry into the family of believers, and see more family.  The rest of week promises to be a little more relaxing, with lots of visits with friends.  I plan to post more when I've returned home. Until, then I'll be living it up in my favorite state (don't be sad, Colorado, I like you too, one just never forgets their home state.)