I apologize to the few of you who read our blog :) I have been delinquent in posting lately and now Rob and I are on vacation up north ("camping" and boating) for the week. Note: our first time on vacation alone (since kids) for longer than a long weekend! I promise to give updates when we return! Hope you're all well!

Thank you to Mom (and Dad) Grandia, Mom (and Dad) Dykema, Rachelle and Kate for helping with the kids this week!

(for now, here's our crazy daughter eating a tomato, and loving every minute of it)

How we celebrated the 4th

We had a nice weekend at the cottage filled with family, friends, water, boat rides, food, and late-night campfires.

Our little princess (who insists on getting bigger, although we ask her not to) decided that she wanted to swim to the raft this weekend and was SO proud of herself!
Jumping to Daddy

Swimming with her cottage buddy Meghan

The three eldest grandchildren taking a bath - Landon (1), Joshua (2), Madisyn (3)

Landon loving on Levi (2 months old) - Whenever Levi was around, Landon wanted to "hug" (smother) and kiss him :)

Our little peanut with his pale white tummy!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)