Monday, June 30, 2008

Last day of June

Can it be?!?? The last day of June already? Where is my summer going? I need to get out there and enjoy this beautiful weather. We ( read:ME) picked vegetables out of our garden today. Enough lettuce to make a large salad, some radishes, 3 cherry tomatoes, and enough green beans for a meal! I was soooo excited to see those green beans. There is nothing like fresh green beans. Fred must have thought so too because as soon as he walked through the door after work, he was eating those beans raw!! The garden has been a family project. This is our first garden EVER. Fred and his mother planted everything when they were here in May. Then Fred, I and the kids all weed it and water it.

I got my first comments today. Hi Sister Cheryl!! Love you and miss you!!! It's too funny because she started her blog the same day I did, lol. Here is the link to hers

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Some cute kids!!

Fred fixed the computer and downloaded the pics off the camera. Boy, were there some cute ones on it!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Car!!!

This is a memorable day in the Braam household. Today we purchased our first brand new car!! It's a Kia Rio and it's Fred's commuter car for his new job.
It's a cute little car, reliable and most important--good gas mileage!! We figure he'll use half the gas that he uses in the van. That is considerable with gas almost $4 a gallon and a 38 mile (one way) commute.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Job

Fred started his new job Monday. Praise God!! It is so nice for life to get back to normal. The kids have been a bit out of sorts but are adjusting well. Time to finish our school year and enjoy the summer. The older kids have about 2-3 weeks left of school and will have August off. We will be heading home to Michigan in August, family camp in Wisconsin is the second week of August, then we are heading to the UP to stay with the Griffins for a few days (week maybe) then to downstate Michigan to visit family. I have not seen my family in 18 months, so it will be nice to see everyone again!! My in-laws visit me twice a year, they full-time RV so they come where ever we are. VERY nice.

Memorial Weekend

Over Memorial Day our subdivision (really just a cul da sac) had a block party. They do this every year and have a fire truck for the kids to see and sit in. Normally they spray the kids with the hose, but this year was a bit too cold and windy. Perfect for me though, lol. Here is Abigail and her friend Nahomi.

Rapid City, South Dakota

Hello! We went to the Western side of South Dakota a month or so before we moved. What a wonderful time we had!! We only had a long weekend, because Fred got a day off for Good Friday. So Easter Sunday we spent in Rapid City.

Here is a pic in the Badlands!!

Everything is so much better in person than in pictures, we absolutely loved it.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Little House on the Prairie

I had originally called this blog Little House on the Prairie. Even though that is true we are on the prairie, I thought this was cute being we are in Kansas. Those of you who are now wondering what I'm talking about think--- Wizard of Oz. And truly there is no place like home. All though I have only lived in Kansas for about 6 weeks, my home is where my children and husband are. But really my heart is in Michigan, in the U.P., that always feels like home to me :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My first blog

I've been wanting to do this for a long time. But I wasn't sure I wanted just anyone to read my inner thoughts. So, I decided to compromise, I will use this blog to keep in contact with my friends and family and use a journal for more personal things :) I think this will be easier than e-mailing so many people. It seems that we've moved around a bit and now have a number of people we are close to and want to remain in touch with. I am not complaining one bit, but it has been difficult for me to have enough time to e-mail, call or write to everyone.