June 21, 2010


I don't know that James wanted a tie in particular but it matches Lauren's dress and I wanted his handsome face on my etsy! James also inherited the Bird family lego collection and his first copy of Mad Libs for his birthday coming up next week.

Just Ducky!

Lauren likes her new dress.

June 15, 2010

An Evening With The Dutch Reformed

Steve & Terry Huizenga are Steve's house guests. They are visiting from Chicago. My brother -in-law Steve did most of the cooking with Brit's help. Steven is a fine cook .... who knew!
The old guard, Trinity alumni. Steve and Steve were roomies for two years. By the time they graduated they pretty much owned the campus. Trinity was 99.9 percent Dutch. Dave, his brother Steve and a Japanese girl made up the minority. It was the 60's. Some went to college to avoid the draft. It was a less then serious atmosphere. When a small group was found smoking marijuana they were called before the school board. The students tried to make a case for drug induced worship but the old Dutch Farmers wouldn't buy it. However there was a cigarette machine in the student lounge .... it was a cultural thing.

We enjoy being served

Mary, Ruth & Brittney above. Monica is still at Tennessee U. We laughed, and joked till we could no longer see our faces across the table and the mosquitos came out .... it was time to go home.

June 12, 2010

Etsy Treasury

My Fair Isle Cap was featured on a treasury! Etsy has been running nautical themes of late so this treasury is called Gone Fishing and was put together by etsian slinkymalinkicat. To date my work has been featured in 5 treasuries. There is a link on my fb profile but I can't seem to get links in my blog. So friend me.

June 5, 2010


Best man Micah and his wife Julie were there to make sure that Jerry and Raina had no worries on their wedding day. Below Is Micah and Jerry's sister Ariella and her husband Kevin Jones .... they are still newly weds.

My mother poses with a batch of Petermans. Top left are sisters Carol and Celia. To the right is their brother, my cousin Matt. Lower left is my great Aunt Mary and to the right is my mother, Gwen and cousin Celia.

Ed & Doreen Kellogg are the upper right. Uncle Ed has just retired from teaching in the art department at Covenant College. He still paints. Doreen makes banners mostly for schools and churches. Their oldest son Ben is to the left with his wife Julie.
Anselmo Heath is the youngest and the only single cousin I have left. He is in school and intending on a career as a male nurse. His sister Amalia is pictured on the right with her husband Ben Christman. They have three little girls, two of which are twins. Amalia is a nurse and has her hands full.

The Wedding Day

The bride and groom laughed and cried and looked happy. Aunt Janice (Kellogg) and Uncle Greg Heath and their daughter Fabienne and grandson Clark sat with us during the ceremony.

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