Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter, 2014

We had our annual Herman/Dever Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon after the Devers got off the plane from their Spring Break trip.  Once again, there were an absurd number of eggs, which made for 4 happy kiddos. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1994 Dutchgirls Basketball

In March, I took a trip to Missouri, solo, to celebrate the 20th reunion of my high school basketball team's trip to the State Final Four.  While Dale travels for work quite a bit (and, thus, the kids are used to him leaving home for a few days), I very rarely go anywhere without them.  So it was weird for all of us when I left that Friday morning.  Ivie left me a note and drew me pictures of the kiddos with marbles, lest I forget what they look like:

The trip itself was, well, amazing.  Many of my best friends were there with their parents, spouses, and at least 1, if not more, of their kids.  So it felt a bit freeing to not be responsible for any humans younger than me (and my parents could pretty much take care of themselves!).  But I found myself having many moments I wished I could share with Dale and the kids, particularly in my desire to introduce them to my "growing up" friends (many of whom they have never met) and their kids.  Maybe someday we will all be able to get together again.  But, for this one weekend, it was like old times, hanging out with my high school buds. 

What a treasured weekend we had!  Until next time, ladies...

Monday, April 21, 2014

March, 2014 in Pictures

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Facebook: March, 2014

March 5 at 8:36a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Morning smoothie ritual. #whoseturnforwhatingredient 

March 5 at 8:49a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Ahhh, the hexagon Perler Bead pegboard has finally arrived! 

March 6 at 11:40p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
After a conversation about the meaning of Lent, Ivie decided to give up post-dinner dessert. I was impressed, but skeptical. Day 1, she remained resolute, even as Macie enjoyed a piece of Valentine's Day candy. Day 2, as she watched Mac and Bryce slurping on popsicles, she decided to give up soda instead. 

 March 7 at 4:46p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Look at all these sweet little angels! I'm sure not a single Perler Bead will touch the floor... 

March 9 at 5:10p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Mixin' up some Sunday meatloaf. 

March 10 at 11:51a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Why have I not taught her the find-a-rock-and-kick-it-while-you-walk game before now?!? 

March 11 at 5:02p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Just eatin' my snack, Momma... 

March 13 at 3:36p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Just when I thought I had the perfect birthday gift idea for my hubby... 

March 15 at 12:18a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
There's no way it's been 20 years. We all look so young!! #owensvilledutchgirls #finalfourreunion 


March 23 at 12:31p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Decorated homes for the little toys that can never seem to find one... 

March 25 at 8:28p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Fairly certain there has never been this much excitement in our home about a bowel movement. #goBryce #endofdiapersisnear 

March 28 at 5:09p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
When one scooter is no longer exciting enough... 

March 28 at 5:43p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Prooobably should have checked the sky before agreeing to our fairly-regular-Friday-night pizza picnic. #emergencyrainsite 

March 29 at 6:30a

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Good News: Bryce has stayed dry overnight for 3 straight nights, waking up and hustling straight to our room. Bad News: His bladder-emptying is apparently wired to occur at 6:15a daily. #IdratherchangeawetSaturdaymorningdiaper 

March 30 at 5:45p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Letting out some pent-up, too-many-rainy-days aggression. 

March 30 at 6:42p

Amy Schaeperkoetter Herman
Watching the game, and Macie keeps yelling, "Go BEES!". Because that's what she thinks Michigan's mascot should be. #itISalotofyellow