Friday, November 19, 2010

Sunshine On My Shoulders

How's that for a forecast! I can't wait to be down in Panama City Beach, FL next week, soaking in those last rays of sunshine for the year before we have to return to Michigan and the doom and gloom that is our winter. Sunshine State - Here We Come!!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wedding Bells

The girls have been asked to be Flower Girls in my cousins wedding! I'm really excited for them although they're kinda pro's at this now. They had a whirlwind year in 2007 where they were Flower Girls in 3 weddings! It was a crazy year, but what's new, right?

Kelsey, my only cousin on my Dad's side of the family, is getting married at the end of March in Milwaukee, WI. We'll travel over there a few days early and hopefully get to see some Wisconsin friends and have plenty of time for wedding prep. So exciting! Congrats to Kelsey and Dave and thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!

My beautiful cousin, Kelsey, and the man who is so lucky to have her, Dave.

Flower Girls for Kate & Danny (Mike's cousin) in Texas '07

Flower Girls for Renee & Kevin (Ren's Brother) '07

Flower Girls for Kara & Mark (Mike's Brother) '07

Thursday, November 11, 2010


My husband is so awesome. He purchased tickets for us to see Five For Fighting in concert at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. When we bought the tickets, we were a little unsure about it, since it's a good 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive, it was during the week, at an unknown venue and in November. I really wanted to go though...and it was totally worth it to see this guy!

Mike's parents graciously agreed to watch the girls for us and get them on the bus the next morning, so at least we didn't have to worry about that!

We had an uneventful drive over, found a parking space fairly quickly and didn't even have to pay for it! There was a line to get in so we had to wait outside for awhile, but no biggie. Once inside, we were shocked to see chairs set up for maybe...200 people. Yup, that's it! We just walked right up the center aisle and grabbed a spot dead center, 4th row. We couldn't believe our luck!

In case you didn't know, Five for Fighting isn't a band. It's just one man, and a super talented one at that, John Ondrasik. He came out on stage, played all of my favorite songs (like Superman, 100 Years, World, The Riddle, Chances and Slice), told us the story behind each song and let the audience members freely take photos. SOOOO glad that I decided to bring my camera at the last minute!

 After the show was over, we stuck around for a moment and lo and behold, here comes John out to talk with and meet the fans! How cool is that?! He graciously signed our ticket stub, said "Hi" to us and let Mike snap a picture of us. I have never had an experience like that...I'm still on a high from it all.

I didn't think that I could like Five for Fighting anymore than I already do, but John proved me wrong last night. I couldn't have been more impressed!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's All About the Numbers

Our 1000th Geocache find at the "Age of Discovery" Event in Jenison, MI. (2006)
The owners of this Event got us into caching.

Our 2000th find at our 1st Hosted Event - Grand Rapids, MI (2007)

#3000 was up near Big Rapids, MI. One our favorite caches ever! PB-2 Pirate's Quest (GCZRXE)
The owners of this cache met us at the start and did the whole thing with us, along with our friend, Deane. (2008) Thank you, Dar & Terri!

We found #4000 in downtown Detroit on a cold and blustery March day. (2009)
The owner of this cache, our dear friend Tim, took us on an escorted tour!

Geocache #5000 was at this years Chili Cook-Off Event in downtown GR.
One of our favorite annual events!

6000 finds later and we're still going strong!
One the coolest hikes we've ever taken -Ice Glen- near Stockbridge, MA.

And still, after all of that, it's really our friends Deane and Linda (DeRock & The Psychic Cacher) who say it best:

"It's All About the Numbers"

"After a lot of miles and time pursuing geocaches, we've come to the conclusion that it's all about the numbers. The number of good friends we've made, the number of good times we've had with them, and the number of great places geocaching has taken us."