Saturday, February 11, 2017

Welcome 2017! Here's January...

In no particular order!

Em hanging out at Grammy & Papa's

Sean camping in Daytona

I WAS going to donate my wedding dress and Em asked to try it on first...we're now keeping it as she may still like it when she gets old enough to wear it at her wedding!  She has been wearing the headband to school!!

Slept with braids in and voila, curls!

Em loves to visit at the Animal Aid Foundation events!

Em and I attended our first Planner Meet Up in East Lansing, it was such a great afternoon hanging out with our girlfriends!

This is called a "Planner Stack", I think this is about 70...ish!

Em and I celebrated New Year's Day with a trip to Barns & Noble and then P.F. Chang's for lunch, yummy!

This man cracks me up!

Sean & Em made pancakes for breakfast, this was Em's!

December 2016

The minions at work got a Christmas makeover!

One of my favorite things about Christmas, Martha's sugar cookies <3

Our angel topping the tree!!

Em and I saw The Glory of Christmas at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth, we had such a fun time!

Em hanging out at work with me!

Taco fixins' for Christmas Eve festivities

After Christmas relaxn'...with new video games!

End of year filing is complete, feels good!

November 2016

At a fundraiser crop for the Girl Scouts with Kristin and Cherie!!

It's SOOO Fluffy!!

Em's Halloween decor being enjoyed by this "lil" guy


Em sorting through her clay

At Parent/Teacher conferences

Happy Birthday Ma :)

October 2016

I love the fall season and the colors!! Em is excited for Halloween and the school dance and trick or treating with Hannah. Nothing new from my October follow up appointment with Dr Cerghet, the next MRI is scheduled for February 2017!

Decorations at work!

Ah, nicely sharpened #2 pencils!!

Em's new hair

My new pencil pouch

Em and Hannah ready for trick or treating!

Friday, October 28, 2016

September 2016

September was an exciting month, Em turned 12 and started Grade 7 and is having such a great time, she also got her upper braces this month and will get the lowers in November! She went to the Michigan State Fair with Hannah and got to meet Johnathon Rand, author of the Michigan Chillers books, she had such a great time with the Murdoch's!

Monday, September 5, 2016

August 2016

August has been a  good month, busy and fun! A few field trips for Em at Summer Camp, Sean resigned from Perceptron and his last day was the 17th, Em got her schedule for 7th grade. Fresh starts for all of us now!! We got to help our friend Phil celebrate his birthday!  I had my brain and cervical spine MRI's early in the month. The results are in and there has been no change in the lesions present on my brain (that's a good thing)! Based on those results, Dr Cerghet gave me the choice of having a spinal tap or repeating the MRI again in 6 months.  I opted to wait the 6 months and will have another MRI around February next year. I'm not opposed to having a spinal tap but I'd rather not subject myself to that procedure unless it's an absolute necessity. We'll continue dealing with life one day at a time!  Sean started his new job at ZF on the's an exciting opportunity for him! He is now a Ride Test Technician!! Em is very excited to start Grade 7, she gets her very own locker and will have 6 different teachers!

Happy Birthday Phil!

My Jan!!

One of my favorite places at work...the vending machine!!  There's Combos in there!!

Em's library haul

A little visitor, he's waiting for us to get out the grill!


...and pizza lunch with Em at Ironwood

Kellogg Park Fountain in downtown Plymouth
Happy Scrappy Day with my Ma at Scrappy Chic!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

JULY 2016

Em is busy with fun stuff at Summer Camp this month and we also spent a few days at Angie's Inn on the Grand in Howell for a Mom/Daughter scrapbook/craft event. Em spent most of her time in the pool along with the other girls that were there. Us moms swam some and spent time poolside, relaxing and reading. Sean's spending most weekends in the garage working on his Porsche and we had a family movie date to see Life of Pets!  I had my first appointment with the neurologist to discuss my MRI results and figure out the next steps in determining if what's going on with my brain and eyes is Multiple Sclerosis or something else. The neurologist, Dr. Cerghet was great and she determined that the next course of action would be blood work to rule other things in or out and 2 additional MRI's, one of my brain to check on the previously found lesions and one of my cervical spine...those are scheduled for August and my next appointment with Dr. Cerghet is in October or sooner. More to come on that later!

Em and Sean headed to Camp Sequoia with the Martin's for the 4th of July!

Em and Mom at Smith Park in downtown Plymouth, just like old times

Em at Lake Callis with Grammy and Papa!

On our way back from Davison...

Em lasted about 20 minutes and slept the rest of the way home!
Low tire pressure light, thank goodness for Em's helping hands and Coleman!

Grrr, leaky tire!

Yippee, awesome hubs!

Em talking with the feathered friends at my cousin Aaron's open house

Family photo taken by Em!

Em reading one of my books from middle school, I love this!!

All packed and ready for the Mom/Daughter Scrapbook/Craft event!
3 fun filled days coming up! 

I'm this happy to be crafting with my kid!!
Em relaxing in the pool at Angie's Inn!!
Em and I both had to rest for a few minutes after dinner on Tuesday...we were stuffed!
A little after dinner rest reading!

Paint class at Angie's, all the kids got to do one, so fun!

Pool time again!

Em came to work with me and we had lunch at Northville Community Park
and she so nicely posed for me!

A visit to Dairy Go Round in Plymouth...for old time's sake, I think the last photo
I have of here is when she was 9 months old!!