Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mr. Owen

Tonight Marissa, Kerry, Brooke and I had a girl's night out at Trini's for some great food and even better margaritas! Before we left, I got some pics of Owen...he's getting so big!! I always thought he looked like the spitting image of Marissa, but I definitely saw Jason features tonight!
I love my nephew...

It's That Time of Year Again!!!!!!!!!!

COTTAGE TIME!!! Last weekend we opened the cottage!! We brought the dogs up on Sunday for a swim, and they loved it, as always! All we have to say to them now is "Wanna go swimming?!?!?!" and they sprint to the door! The cottage is my favorite part of the summer...cannot wait to spend many, many weekends there! Most of the pics are of the boys, of course (check out Hooney's loooong drool goober on the bottom pic!! HAHAHA!) They didn't like getting splashed by Daddy, though! The top pic is the view form the dock. Summertime is finally here...:)

Monday, May 28, 2007


Last night, Joel, Tracy, Austin and I (and Claire who met us there!!) went to see Relapse at the Break Room!! For those of you that missed the previous blog about Relapse, we started out going to see the lead singer Tim Roy, who is our cousin Claire's boyfriend (and who is basically a cousin to us himself!). Now we go to hang out w/ the whole band...Tim, Nick (drummer), Jason (Tim's brother/guitar) and Derek (bass player). They were awesome as ever...and by the way, if anyone is interested, they are playing at The Intersection on June 28 w/ and after-party at McFaddens! I know we'll be there...these guys can rock out and are really cool to hang out with!!

***Sorry that some of the pics are so was very dark and very smokey in there!

Bonfire at the Bibler's

These seem to be happening more and more often now w/ the warmer weather! On Friday night, we took advantage of our little fire pit in the backyard with Tim, Lauren, Tracy, Blake, Austin and I.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Maddie's First Driving Lesson w/ Aunt KK

Maddie and I drove around the Silver Lake Country Club House parking lot on Friday. She's a great just came naturally! :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Heat is ON!!

With the VERY warm weather we are starting to have (almost 90 degrees tomorrow?!?!?!), Hoonis is getting very serious about his suntan. Here he is soakin up the is tough, isn't it?

Both Ends of Chester

Here's a pic of Chester chillin' on Daddy's lap...then another of his other side that I just love! That is the perfect Boxer butt!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I Did It!!!!! Relay for Life 2007

Well, I completed my 24-Hour walker duties for this years Relay for Life. I started at 3pm yesterday and finished at 11:30 am this morning, with only a 2.5 hour break from 3am to 5:30am. I banked all the rest of my break hours, so I got done "early" (people that took no break whatsoever got done at 9am)!! Yes, I feel like I have been hit by a Mack truck, but the pain is well worth the over $2,000,000 that was raised towards cancer research/cure!! I have many new additions to my feet (blisters galore) and JUST woke up (it's almost 10pm), but it was an experience of a lifetime...but probably the one and only time I will do this! I had so many wonderful friends and family come out to supoport me and walk w/ me in all hours of the day/night (I got pics of some). Thank you all who joined me, including Tom, Lauren and Maddie (Madds and Lauren walked w/ in my final laps while Tom got dunked in the frigid dunk tank!), Dan, Tracy and Gracie, Kellie, Mom, Austin, Tim, Michael, Grandma Snellink, Luke and Lisa, several familes/teachers from Lakes, the other two 24 hour walkers from Lakes (Chris and Marcy), not to mention all of the passer-by's that gave me support day and night!!

This one was for you, Grandpa!

Friday, May 18, 2007

My Feet are Gonna Hurt SOOOO Bad...

...BUT, it's all for a great cause! Today, starting at 3pm, I will be walking for 24 hours (until 3pm on Saturday) in memory of Grandpa Snellink at Relay for Life (raising money for Cancer research/cure). Fortunately, I have several friends and family that are coming to support me and walk with me!! There will be MANY pics to come, I'm sure! Maybe on Sunday night when I wake up out of my "WAY-too-much-walking-induced-coma"...

I'll be seeing some of you there! :) Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

More Pics...

Just a few random pics I took today at Dan and Tracy's house (except for the two with me in them, obviously!)...

A Very Big Day for Gracelyn Ray!!

On top of Mother's Day and Blake's b-day, Gracie had a very big day herself! She had her Dedication to God at their church tonight. We celebrated after with the whole Hosford and Carlson families at Dan and Tracy's house. Congrats to you, Gracie! And thanks to Dan and Tracy for the yummy dinner and great company!! We love you all so much!

Happy Birthday, Blake!

Today was Blake's 25th Birthday! We celebrated at Mom's with dinner and cake/ice cream! Happy b-day, Blake!!!

GUESS WHO...Nope, It's NOT Hoonis!

This is my highly adored nephew Max, who is Hooney's REAL brother! Max belongs to Luke and Lisa Greenland, who spent the weekend at the 3 Rivers Casino, so I got to babysit Max! He is so much fun, and looks JUST like Hooney (minus 30 lbs., or so!). Max and I played, went on a few walks and just hung out! He is so cute and acts a lot like Hooney! Boxers are just the best...

Thanks for letting me babysit, Max (and Luke and Lisa!). I'll babysit ANYTIME!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Another Great Show by Kenny!

Last night Austin and I went to see Kenny Chesney at the VanAndel Arena. It was awesome! I got to see Kenny last year w/ my Dad, but this was Austin's first time! Kenny is highly recommended in our book, even if you're not a country music fan. He puts on such a high energy show! We are going to see him again in Detroit for my b-day in August!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Secret Hiding Spot

Yes, this is Gertie (or as Maddie says, "Goatie"!), hiding in the empty bottled water case. Little did she know, it was see-through and she was too plump to fit her whole self in it! She thought she was hiding from the dogs...