Monthly Archives: January 2011

Grace’s 13th Birthday

We are officially parents of a teen. Grace turned 13 this year. With it marked the desire for a “mixed” birthday party. After some thought and wise counsel, we decided to have a party at Summit Lanes in East Jackson. A great choice. Grace invited some of her friends for some bowling fun and the girls to come back to our house for s slumber party.

We wound up taking the girls out to see “The Green Hornet”. Fun time. Not so good movie. Breakfast the next morning to top things off and a family party with the usual suspects and it turned out to be a pretty great birthday for Grace.  |  Flickr Photoset


We had a pretty relaxing Christmas this year. Despite my best efforts at traveling somewhere exotic and fun, we hunkered down for some down time at the house and spent time with each other and friends. We cooked, took naps, watched movies, did some shopping, and geared down.

It was a special Christmas Eve service to keep our focus where it needed to be at Spring Arbor FMC.

Grace received a Kindle from Poppy and Grandy as her big gift. Micki received some clothes she had picked out earlier in the season for style and fit. I got a few cool gifts including a Woody doll from Toy Story.

We spent our traditional afternoon with the Durochers and usual fun. It was a down time Christmas, and much needed to be together. | Flickr Photoset