Jamie made Henning gluten free cookies for his birthday!!!
Her baking is way better than mine lol…
Birthday package from Michigan!!
Baby Killian! These are going to be precious to show him one day. :)
Newest member of the family. :)
When visiting Wes and Jamie, I was so excited to learn that Chex has SIX gluten free cereal offerings! Thanks guys!!
Baby shower for Jamie and baby Yuen! :D
My mom is prepping for Jamie’s baby shower. The tiny dinosaurs on top of the diaper cake are made from little towels!
Breaking out the art supplies to make Jamie’s birthday card!
Wes and Jamie are having a baby boy!!
Such a cool Christmas gift from Wes and Jamie!
Received our first wedding gift in the mail from Wes and Jamie!! :) So much awesome!
Wes and Jamie are in town!
Not sure my parents have had both sets of kids under their roof in… a couple years!
We’re in Michigan for Blake and Courtney’s wedding!
Also stopping for dinner and froyo with Wes and Jamie. :)
Posing in front of this love-ly poster at Loving Cup Frozen Yogurt, after dinner with Glenn and Jamie. :)
The big day!!
Getting ready with hair and makeup!
The maid of honor…
Bridesmaids and flower girl…
Another junior bridesmaid…
First dance :)
Lanterns at the prom downstairs!
So much love!
Rehearsal dinner at the bowling alley in St. Johns! Awesome!
Bachelor/bachelorette bonfire at Sherry and Pat’s. :)
At Chicago O’Hare, en route to Lansing for Wes and Jamie’s wedding!
Hanging with the fam!
Family photo from dinner last night at Smokin Johnny V’s. So good!
Then back to the airport, and back home to California. Until May, guys!
P.S. sneak attack Riley!
It’s a beautiful day! Lots of friends and family showed up for Jamie’s bridal shower at her Aunt Paula’s!
Landed in Detroit before driving to the Lansing area. Snow!!!
And authentic dimsum!
Had dinner with Jamie’s family at the Wrought Iron Grill near Wes and Jamie’s apartment —so good forgot to snap a photo!
Scenes from around town…
Grandma’s backyard, PT at Highlands Elementary School (overlooked by the Highlands Husky?), Penny, and dinner at Lawry’s with the family.
End of the year! (And post 777)
I guess it’s obvious and important to note that I couldn’t capture EVERYTHING, but hopefully looking back one day, this blog can serve for quick reminders of good moments and memories.
To round out the “Things I’m Thankful For” series… my parents, Henning, Penny, family members unnamed, everyone who has been kind to me and probably those who haven’t. Thank you to anyone who inspired me, anyone who included me and anyone who let me include them.
Below is the lazy man’s collection of photos I found when cleaning out my phone, in random order. Most of them are from 2012.
All have something positive in them.
To health and happiness in 2013,
Thank you to Wes and Jamie for hosting us this weekend and being our guides! Here are a few random photos I thought were fun.
Until next time!
Strolling through Curwood Castle Park with Wes and Jamie on another beautiful day. Castle!!
Cider and wine tasting at Uncle John’s Cider Mill.
Henning modeling some Andy T’s ware…
Then yum lasagna dinner at Jamie’s parents place.
Hangin out with the fam and watching the Harper and Riley love fest.
The weather has been beautiful in Michigan.
Grabbing a drink at Dark Horse Brewery (Marshall, MI) with Wes, Jamie, her sister Ashley and boyfriend Andrew.
The beer, the food and the company were all pretty awesome.
Here are some backseat-with-Riley photos!
(aka licking monster!!)
Detroit Airport! Indoor tram!
Back to Wes and Jamie’s apartment! LOVE these colors!
(and the headboard Wes made!!)
What a morning of mud, fire, and cow poo!
Finally cleaned up after the race…
…ate some porcupine custard buns…
And once I got home…. FEET PAMPERING SUPPLIES!!
A very thoughtful birthday present from Jamie and Wes. :)
Talk about reasons to celebrate!
Jamie and Wes sent get well cookies (and a card) for Henning… so sweet!!
Three different kinds of cookies!
Jamie/Wes’ dog Riley, and their parents’ new dog Harper. Soooo cute.
How adorable is Wesley and Jamie’s new puppy!?
Photos courtesy Wes/Jamie. I only wish I were close enough to take the photos myself!
On our way to the airport, Wes and Jamie drove us by the church and reception hall planned for their wedding next year. Beautiful!
Before heading back south, we drove from Mackinaw City across Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace. Stopped by the Ojibway Museum which was cute, interactive and of course with some great art souvenirs. I love me some art…
We spent the rest of the day in St. Johns for a Memorial Day feast at Jamie’s parents house, and to hang out with the family. I had so much fun, I forgot to take pictures!
Went for a morning run in Mackinaw! Tip O’ the Mitt!
(I was definitely the only crazy one out running…)
Then we all took a ferry to Mackinac Island for the day. :)
Watching them make fudge at Murdick’s…
Horse carriage tour… and the Grand Hotel!
We’re in Michigan—whutt!?!?
Pillows my mom and I made for Wes and Jamie!
(Michigan is not 100% accurate… we tried!)
I stayed at Wes and Jamie’s place last night – love the accent walls!
Driving to Mackinaw City!
View of Lake Huron from our room!
Walking around town…
Mackinac Bridge… 3rd longest suspension bridge in the country!
(Verrazano-Narrows and the Golden Gate have spans just a little longer.)
Memorial Day Fireworks at night, as seen from our hotel room balconies!
Received a super cute card from Jamie (Wes’ fiance). The other size is obviously cuter. I ‘d never heard of bridesmaid cards!
Last meal with Wes and Jamie. Stuffing ourselves with food, per family protocol.
Henning in his new Stanford sweatshirt.
The family took the day to show Wes’ fiancee Jamie around San Francisco. It was nice to have Wes home.
Being silly with Bri, hanging out in Chinatown.
Penny falling asleep…
Penny trying to copy Jamie’s dog Zoey (and make up for previous photo)…
Penny enjoying a back scratch from my mom…